Google Beats Oracle in Court, Android Users Rejoice
We’ve been closely monitoring the growing patent dispute between tech titans Google and Oracle from various perspectives. Fans of Google’s mobile OS can now breathe a little easier as Google has officially triumphed, with a jury dismissing most of the charges against the company. In dispute were two patents that Oracle claims Google infringed upon involving core Java API’s. Even though the jury found that Google infringed on the patents, they were not unanimous on the matter of fair use. Therefore, all but two of the charges were dismissed, with Google paying a predetermined fine for each of them.
While not a perfect victory, Google has finally managed to stave off the ravenous greed of Oracle for the time being, although appeals are set to follow. At the very least, the Android community can breath easier knowing that it will not be called Oracle Android anytime in the near future. Head on over to The Verge to have a look at the actual verdict sheets.
Enjoy your victory Google, I know I will.