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 umccullough on Wed 23rd May 2012 20:12 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
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"So, Oracle acquired Sun for nothing?

It seems that way! ;)

Well, except for the fact that Oracle has historically invested heavily in java-based technology and has a vested interest in making sure it continues to be relevant...

The lawsuit seemed to be just an extra money-grab that they salivated over during the purchase negotiations.

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