Jury finds that Android does not infringe on Oracle's patents
0. phoneArena 23 May 2012, 14:02 posted on
After a week of deliberation the patent portion of the Oracle v. Google trial is over, and Android is in the clear...
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31. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
YES!! they wanted just to intimidate big open source manufacturers because it is killing Apple's and Microsoft's closed ecosystem and dictatorship......and they know open source with big supporters (Google, Samsung, HTC, ...) will kill it soon or later.....democracy wins here, thank you
21. troybuilt (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)
Don't let the troll out of his cage yet. lol
6. Carlitos (Posts: 393; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Two great news in one week! Google is prob celebrating like its New years.
7. Sniggly (Posts: 7249; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Down goes the patent troll.
I think we should arrange a parade to drive past Oracle's headquarters, composed entirely of giant pairs of hands formed into the "flip off" position, with Android robots between them, and blaring "We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions" on repeat. :D
15. troybuilt (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)
LOL! More like "right uppercut to the PA troll and down he goes for the 10 count" Was an instant KO.... Owned! Android is the WINNER!!
We are the champions my friends. And we'll keep on fighting till the end. Nice one Sniggly!
16. Sniggly (Posts: 7249; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Lol, thanks man! I'm tempted to make a gif of flip offs and send it to Oracles CEO. :D
22. troybuilt (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)
lol. or a pair of new pants to replace the recently stained ones
8. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Java... Should have just stayed in Star Wars.. :P
30. ilia1986 (unregistered)
I know :P
9. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)
wow. it made my day. now i really hope to hear same kinda news in SAMMY vs apple trial.
12. mas11 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Justice! That's one bs lawsuit down countless others to go.
13. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Larry shoulda taken the Google settlement offer.... Instead, he went for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. And got exactly that - nothing.
I wonder if he still has the appetite to enforce the rest of Oracle's patent portfolio?
14. Whateverman (Posts: 3236; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Maybe Oracle should have taken that $3 million Google offered them for that patent they didn't infringe on, huh?
18. SuperEd (Posts: 122; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Unfortunately, this type of deliberation was more likely than not, subject matter that was so far above the pedestrian intellect of the jury, that they just took the easy route and said not guilty. Oh, and probably each of them have Andriod phones.
20. Sniggly (Posts: 7249; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
What Ted said.
You do understand the concept that Oracle is a giant patent troll, right? And that Sun had no issue with Google using Java based software, and that Sun's president/CEO had written a letter praising Google's development of Android? And that Oracle tried to destroy the evidence by deleting that blog entry of his?
23. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7004; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
FINALLY SOME GOOD NEWS FOR ONCE!!! TAKE THAT ORACLE. Everyone is being greedy thinking they can take free money from GOOGLE just because Apple said their copying from their iPHONE.
25. kanagadeepan (Posts: 759; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
Don't be EVIL, ORACLE.... Even James Gosling, father of Java left you to Google, all due to YOUR EVIL UN-ETHICAL DEEDS...
26. rudlie (Posts: 182; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
not finish yet. API issues still in progress. as java professional I fully understand that google still infringed that issues.
29. phitch (Posts: 214; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Yeah.... totally infringed what was it 100 something lines of API out of the 2 Million in Android? Holy hell what assholes! Also, don't proclaim yourselves the kings of "write once, run anywhere" when people use you and you just sue. Also... Sun had no issues with Android, Oracle had nothing to do with Java... hence, Oracle bought Sun to acquire Java simply to sue Google.
27. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Does this mean that Oracle will be for sale soon?
33. netizen (Posts: 39; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
If Sun had no problem (THEY never sued) with what Google did, why should Oracle who BOUGHT Sun? Unless of course they are patent trolling....
I used to have a pretty good opinion of Sun... now they remind me of Apple!! Ugggh!!
34. tedkord (Posts: 6706; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
There's an article at Ars, an interview with the jury foreman, and he said Oracle never came close to proving patent infringement. At one point, he was the only juror who voted guilty.