The ongoing patent wars by tech giants Google and Oracle might seem a bit hard to understand at times, but the implications of this case will likely change technology copyright history. If you're having trouble following all the developments, check out this ZDNet Hot Topics webcast, hosted by Jonas Tichenor and featuring journalists who have been inside the courtroom.
ZDNet editor Rachel King, CNET editor Dan Farber, and ZDNet contributor Steven Vaughan-Nichols bring in-depth analysis of this case and what it's likely going to mean for the future of Java and even patents on intellectual property.
[Ed. note: This webcast was recorded a few hours before Judge William Alsup returned with a ruling that the 37 Java APIs in this case were not copyrightable.]
- Judge denies Oracle's motion to overturn patent ruling
- Oracle v. Google: Winners and losers
- Jury clears Google of infringing on Oracle patents
- Oracle v. Google jury still stuck on understanding patent claims
- Oracle v. Google loses another juror; patent verdict looks distant