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Android doesn't infringe on Oracle copyrights, jury finds

Engadget Engadget 26/05/2016 Devindra Hardawar
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Google emerged victorious in court this afternoon, after a jury found that its use of Java APIs in Android doesn't infringe on Oracle's copyrights. The two companies have been battling it out over the past few years: Oracle originally sued Google back in 2010 because of how Java was integrated into Android. Basically, Oracle believes it deserves a slice of the mobile operating system's profits. Had the trial gone the other way, Oracle could have asked for as much as $9 billion in damages, Ars Technica reports.

Oracle didn't waste any time commenting on the ruling, and it also says it'll be appealing the decision:

"We strongly believe that Google developed Android by illegally copying core Java technology to rush into the mobile device market. Oracle brought this lawsuit to put a stop to Google's illegal behavior. We believe there are numerous grounds for appeal and we plan to bring this case back to the Federal Circuit on appeal."


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