Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd May 2012 18:25 UTC
Legal We've got some really good news for all of you: the jury verdict in the patent phase of the Oracle v. Google trial is in, and it's a unanimous one: no patent infringement. This means that the most Oracle could possibly get out of this is a few hundred thousand dollars if (and that's a very big if) judge Alsup rules that APIs are copyrightable. Oracle pretty much lost everything. Permit me to say, in your face, Ellison.
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by Modafinil on Wed 23rd May 2012 19:04 UTC
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This is a triumph of ordinary people (The jurors) over the power of corporations.

I too hope this sets a precedent in the US legal system for subsequent software patent trials to bring it in-line with the saner parts of the world that do not allow software patents.

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