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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RE: Thank God!!
by lemur2 on Wed 23rd May 2012 23:43 UTC in reply to "Thank God!!"
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And i hope this sets a precedence for all patent infringement trials to come!

Unfortunately, this decision only applies to Android, Java source code and to two specific patents. There is no ruling yet as to the generic question if APIs are subject to copyright in the US (they aren't in the EU).

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