Skip to comments.The muddled mess of the Oracle vs. Google trial
Posted on 05/08/2012 8:16:30 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
On the surface, it may look like Oracle won the first round of its intellectual property (IP) lawsuit with Google. Look again. No ones won anything and that includes Oracle.
While we wait to see what the jury has to say about the two remaining patents, lets take a closer look at what the jury decided. They said that Googles Android mobile platform infringed on part of the Java programming language. So, could this be, as one writer would have it, be a major blow to Android, Googles mobile operating system? Nope.
You see the jury, however, couldnt decide if Googles violations of Java and its application programming interfaces (API)s were actually OK because its use of them in Android fell under fair use. Ack!
Google, immediately asked for a mis-trial. Judge William Alsup, whos presiding over this case, had previously said, that Im not going to let this court go to waste. It sure looks like a waste to me.
(Excerpt) Read more at zdnet.com ...
considering the decision will ultimately end up in the hands of 12 people who cannot spell “Java”...
Did they text the verdict to the Judge from their Androids?