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The structure, sequence and organisation of the 37 Java APIs in question during the Oracle v. Google trial are not copyrightable, according to Judge William Alsup in his ruling on Thursday afternoon.
Rather than 12 Angry Men, proceedings are starting to play out more like And Then There Were None in the Oracle versus Google case.
While Google is trying to move for a mistrial for the copyrights segment of its legal battle over Java APIs with Oracle, it's time to move full steam ahead to the next round.
Oracle's counsel posited to the jury that this case comes down to one simple question: can one company use another company's property without permission?
In rebuttal arguments, Oracle's lawyers have tried to convey that Google was lazy and taking the easy way out by using Java APIs when developing Android.
A look at Google's presentation outlining how it will fight back against Oracle's claims that it owes money for copying Java code
Google chief executive Larry Page has taken the stand again in the legal battle between his company and Oracle over the use of patents in Android
A selection of slides from Oracle's 91-page presentation to court, designed to push its claim that Google needs to pay it billions of dollars for using Java technology in Android
Both Google and Oracle's CEOs have been named as witnesses by Oracle in its lawsuit over patent and copyright infringement claims surrounding Java and Android.
Instead of billions, Oracle will be lucky to get above $100-million in its Java patent lawsuit against Google Android.
The judge can order Oracle's Larry Ellison and Google's Larry Page to talk in closed court all he wants, they're not going to settle Oracle's lawsuit over Android and its alleged infringement on Java.
Andy Rubin, head of mobile at Google, is not high-powered enough to negotiate a deal to end Oracle's patent lawsuit against the Android backer, a court has heard
Google and Oracle appear to be headed to the mediation table as their lawsuit to decide whether Android infringes on Java gets closer to the courtroom.
Newly released documents from Oracle's copyright and patent lawsuit against Google contain sections that Google's lawyers fought unsuccessfully to keep confidential. The details support Oracle's claim that Google copied Java code, and one slide is certain to make Android OEMs nervous.
Java Standard Edition 7 is the first full release since Oracle completed its purchase of Sun in 2010, but developers have reported bugs that can crash virtual machines, corrupt data and cause errors in applications
Oracle is working hard to keep its Java patent claims going in its ongoing lawsuit against Google over Android and if you follow the money the reasons are fairly obvious. Oracle wants to collect from Android device makers just like Microsoft does.
Oracle's Java-based lawsuit could make things expensive for Google. By missing the chance to own Java, however, Google lost an opportunity to have a platform that could serve as a counter to Microsoft and Apple.
The ongoing case of Oracle versus Google will go ahead following a judge's decision to deny Google's request that it be summarily dismissed
A group of open source developers have embarked upon a project called IcedRobot that is building a Java virtual machine for Android based on the GPL-based OpenJDK.Yes, they are concerned about the "implications of Oracle winning its lawsuit against Google," noted IP activist Florian Mueller.
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