Google and Oracle unsolved cases on key issues
On Monday, a federal jury in San Francisco issued a partial verdict in the trial of Oracle against Google. The jury, which consisted of five men and seven women jurors, according to Oracle's claim that Google's Android mobile software using Java technology. However, since the jury could not agree on whether use of Google was protected by "fair use" legal doctrine, Oracle will not be able to track large damages related to copyright infringement at this time.
Although the jury could not reach a final decision regarding the copyright violation, a lawyer argued that Oracle should be entitled to a portion of the profits from Google, in addition to statutory damages. When the prosecutor suggested that they should receive a share of the profits from Google, U.S. District Judge William Al sup said the idea "bordered on ridiculous" because of the small number (nine lines) of Java code that was found in the Android software.
Oracle, which purchased the rights to Java technology two years ago, issued the following statement:
"Oracle, the nine million Java developers, Java and the whole community to thank the jury for its verdict in this phase of the case. The overwhelming evidence shows that Google knew he needed a license and the holder authorized destroyed Android Java script Central Java, once run anywhere principle. All major commercial enterprise - except Google - have a license for Java and maintains compatibility to run on all platforms. "
Google issued the following statement following the decision of the jury:
"We appreciate the efforts of the jury, and know that fair use and rape are two sides of the same coin. The central question is whether the API here are copyright, and that is for the court to decide. Hope prevail in this and other claims of Oracle. "
Google, which has persistently argued that used parts of Java that are freely available, has already begun the process for requesting a mistrial and Judge Alsup noted that the court will hear the motion for mistrial Google this week.
If Oracle can not prove copyright infringement, it will receive approximately $ 100,000 in statutory damages.