Google and Oracle have been engaged in a court case for some time, with Oracle accusing Google and their Android operating system of infringing on various Oracle patents.
A jury has returned a verdict in the patent vase between the two companies, and after a week of deliberations, the Jury has found that Google’s Android OS did not infringe on the Oracle patents in question.
The Jury did find that Android infringed on Oracle copyrights, but they were unable to reach a unanimous decision on whether or not this was covered by fair use.
This isn’t the end of the case as yet, as the Judge dealing with the case has yet to rule whether the SSO of the Java APIs can be copyrighted, although the Jury were told to assume that they could be before reaching their findings.
Source Washington Post