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    News - Google didn't infringe Oracle patents

    Found guilty of two minor counts of copyright, maximum fine - £200,000.
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    Re: News - Google didn't infringe Oracle patents

    \o/

    Suck it, Oracle!
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    Re: News - Google didn't infringe Oracle patents

    I wish more patent troll lawsuits would go like this, with the troll going away with less than the lawyer fees they paid to get there... it might still be that they go away with nothing which is even better.

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    Re: News - Google didn't infringe Oracle patents

    It was yesterday revealed, in the second phase of the three phase trial, that the Jury had reached the conclusion that Google did not violate any of Oracle's eight patent claims, which will see the firm receive a maximum fine of £200,000 in the third phase of the trial, for minor copyright infringements determined in stage one.
    I'd just like to point out:-

    Quote Originally Posted by Ars Technica
    Since Oracle didn't win its patent case, and because the copyright verdict was muddled and inconclusive, there won't be a third "damages" phase of the trial at all.
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    Re: News - Google didn't infringe Oracle patents

    Quote Originally Posted by Blademrk View Post
    I'd just like to point out:-
    Since Oracle didn't win its patent case, and because the copyright verdict was muddled and inconclusive, there won't be a third "damages" phase of the trial at all.
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    That's what I read elsewhere too - that the final round will be for the judge to decide how much Google have to fork out, whether it be the full whack of $200k or $0 (if he subsequently decides that the API's aren't actually subject to copyright).

    I've got my fingers crossed for a "API's aren't subject to copyright" decision - mainly because that's what I think (I'm failing to see the creative input on API's) and also because I'd like a failure of this IP trolling to perhaps give pause to other trolls.

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    Re: News - Google didn't infringe Oracle patents

    Quote Originally Posted by Noxvayl View Post
    I wish more patent troll lawsuits would go like this, with the troll going away with less than the lawyer fees they paid to get there... it might still be that they go away with nothing which is even better.
    This.

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