Jury reaches mixed verdict in Oracle, Google IP case

Federal jury agreed on copyright infringement, but could not reach a decision on fair use

The jury has reached a verdict—sort of—in the copyright phase of Oracle Corp. and Google Inc.’s intellectual property trial.

After a week of deliberations, the federal jury ruled that Google did use Oracle’s Java interfaces when developing its Android mobile phone systems, but it could not decide whether that fell under the fair-use doctrine.

Alanna Byrne

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