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Google vs. Oracle: End result, $0 damages
What a doozie. This turned out to be one almighty calamitous failure for Oracle, which brought the case against Google for using Java APIs in the Android mobile operating system. After Oracle bought Sun, the database and cloud giant failed (just as Sun failed) to reach an agreement on licensing Java in Android. Oracle sued Google, which bought Android some years before, for copyright and patent infringement.
One of the more confusing trials of the decade, the jury eventually found that Google didn't infringe Oracle's Java patents and the Java APIs used by Google were not copyrightable. Google only copied a small amount of code, and the two parties agreed to a $0 settlement in statutory damages.
All that fuss for practically nothing.