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Google and Oracle each claim success in split Android decision

Google and Oracle each claim success in split Android decision

Neither one nor the other: a partial verdict in the Google versus Oracle case has left uncertainty around the potential impact on Android, especially with both companies claiming the ruling works in their favor. Oracle's demands for royalties to be imposed over nine lines of code the jury deemed copied from Java in Android were promptly rejected by Judge William Alsup, describing the request as "bordering on the ridiculous." However, Alsup will also rule on whether APIs can be copyrighted, a decision that could have a huge impact on how Android licensing moves forward.

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Oracle vs Google: jury deadlocked over copyright fair use

Oracle vs Google: jury deadlocked over copyright fair use

Deliberations in the first portion of Oracle vs Google have gone on for the better part of a week, with little movement in the case. The jury reached a verdict late Monday afternoon, declaring that Google's use of Java APIs in the Android platform constituted copyright infringement. However, the jury was deadlocked over whether or not the use of these APIs counted as fair use under American copyright law. The partial verdict may not be enough for Oracle to claim damages from copyright.

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Oracle vs Google verdict to drop Monday

Oracle vs Google verdict to drop Monday

As it stands today, the jury has delivered note to the judge in the case of Oracle vs Google which says that all but one count has had a unanimous decision made on it. The case at hand has been going on for a little over a week here in the spring of 2012 and has been ramping up for over a year. Google and Oracle are certain to continue this battle with or without a full verdict into the near future as the stakes are so very high they absolutely cannot be denied.

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Android lost money in 2010 according to US judge

Android lost money in 2010 according to US judge

With Google and Oracle battling in court over Java trademarks that Google allegedly infringed on for Android, all sorts of information is coming out about Android. Talk of how much money Android made for Google came up during the damages hearing between Oracle and Google. According to facts that came up during the trial it appears Android lost money in 2010.

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Jury closing in on verdict in Oracle vs Google

Jury closing in on verdict in Oracle vs Google

In what's easily the highest-profile patent case so far this year, the jury is narrowing down its information while it prepares for a verdict. Three days into deliberations, the jury for Oracle vs Google is asking for more specific information of who uses the Java software, the patents of which are the central crux of Oracle's case. While it's dangerous to infer what the jury is thinking, it indicates that they're seeking out the audience that may have been affected by Google's alleged infraction.

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Xamarin XobotOS ports Android to C# and .NET framework

Xamarin XobotOS ports Android to C# and .NET framework

If you are a fan of Android, I'm sure you're familiar with the legal wrangling going on between Google and Oracle. A company called Xamarin has announced that it has ported the Java-based Android operating system over to C# and the .NET framework. The new operating system resulting from the port is being called XobotOS.

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Oracle vs Google Wrap-up: All Possibilities

Oracle vs Google Wrap-up: All Possibilities

The are several different things that could happen as the jury deliberates in the most massive case in code in recent history: Oracle vs Google with Android's life in the balance and the freedom of all developers hanging in the balance. Or so some would have you believe. In reality there are more than just terrifying outcomes here in the case that's destined to go down in Java history one way or another - but the scary outcomes are there as well indeed. Lets have a look at what we've seen thus far as well as what we'll see as the jury makes their decision.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 30, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone. It may be the beginning of the week, but it's the end of the month and we're going out with a lot of technology news to round off April. For all you Skype lovers out there, check out the new Skype 4.0 update that just hit iOS. And moving on to more universal mobile news, you'll never believe this. Or maybe you will - Angry Birds Space now hottest mobile game in history. Also, Microsoft secures Windows 8 tablet ebook future.

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Oracle’s final rebuttal against Google

Oracle’s final rebuttal against Google

This afternoon we've seen another set of updates coming from the Oracle vs Google case as the former continues to assert that the latter did indeed infringe on JAVA patents they've held for some time, with closing arguments being the final bits of info we'll get today. We've had a look at what Google has delivered to the jury as their final argument, now we'll have a peek at what Oracle has used to bring the jury back on their side of the fence. It's Oracle's lawyer Mike Jacobs we'll be seeing on the soap box here.

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Google closes against Oracle

Google closes against Oracle

Today is the day that it appears the Google vs Oracle case will close for the first time with Closing Arguments from both parties. I say for the first time because there's always a way for a court case to be re-opened after its final verdict - always. In this case, we're hearing from Google on how they were using JAVA APIs fairly with Android and how Oracles argument is essentially one that should be dismissed.

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“Google totally slimed Sun” says Java father

“Google totally slimed Sun” says Java father

Father of Java and former Sun employee James Gosling has weighed in on the legal furore around Android's use of the programming language, claiming that "Google totally slimed Sun." With the courtroom battle between Oracle - which acquired Sun and its Java patents - and Google picking up for its second week today, Gosling echoed Sun cofounder and chairman Scott McNealy in accusing the search giant of seriously infringing the company's technology.

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Sun vs Sun at Google Oracle case

Sun vs Sun at Google Oracle case

Two former Sun leaders have sparred off this week in the Oracle vs Google case that's shaking the Android universe to its knees with its implications. Though we first heard about this Oracle business with Google over a year ago, the case has only just started officially this past month, today showing Oracle's case for Java code used by Google in Android to perhaps have been the non-free-use property of Sun (now part of Oracle), but perhaps not. Former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz as well as Sun cofounder and chairman Scott McNealy have testified this week, each having their own rather different view of the situation.

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