A jury in the Oracle and Google trial has ruled in favor of Google and found that the company’s Android OS does not infringe on copyrights owned by oracle.
The jury has found that Google’s use of Oracles Java APIs in Android comes under ‘fair use’, so therefore Oracle has lost the case and there are no damages for Google to pay.
“We’re grateful for the jury’s verdict,” said Google lead lawyer Robert Van Nest before getting into the elevator with Google’s in-house lawyers. “That’s it.”
oracle will apparently appeal the ruling so this is not the end of the case just yet, you can see a statement from Oracle below.
“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,” Dorian Daley, Oracle’s general counsel, said in a statement.
Source Ars technica