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Juror in Android lawsuit: "Oracle didn't come close"

0. phoneArena 24 May 2012, 12:50 posted on

The foreman of the Oracle v. Google trial has spilled the beans on their deliberations, and he indicates Oracle never came close to convincing all 12 jurors that API usage is Fair Use or that any of their patents were infringed on...

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posted on 24 May 2012, 13:26 8

1. Sniggly (Posts: 7180; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


This flies right in the face of what some of the oracle fans were saying. It seems that as the jurors learned more about the subject matter they deliberated on, the less convinced they were that Google was guilty.

posted on 24 May 2012, 22:25

5. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


Oracle Fans? What the hell is that?

posted on 24 May 2012, 23:18 2

6. Mr.Nice.Guy (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 Apr 2010)


The things installed in their servers to keep them cool. I doubt they have many fans of the living, breathing variety.

posted on 24 May 2012, 23:27 4

7. Sniggly (Posts: 7180; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Whoever the f**k the idiots were who wanted Oracle to win this lawsuit.

posted on 25 May 2012, 08:24 3

8. Fallout09 (Posts: 419; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Those would be our resident iFans.

posted on 24 May 2012, 19:37 4

2. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


The judge knowing a lil something about the subject also seems to have helped too. Possibly helped sway the jurors.

I await the day when everyone stops suing everyone and battle it out in stores with products.

posted on 24 May 2012, 20:47 3

4. corporateJP (Posts: 1763; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Well said.

On a side note, Oracle just got "Dirty Sanchezed" by the jury foreman.

Good day, Oracle.

posted on 24 May 2012, 20:17 5

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5922; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


It will be a long time before everyone stops suing everyone else over patents. Very few businesses really want to compete on innovation. The capital investment required to sustain continuous innovation is non-trivial. At some point, the investors get tired of putting more and more $ into the company. Patents give the company (and it's investors) a chance to rest on their laurels.

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