Google violated copyrights owned by Oracle Corp for the Android mobile platform, a jury has ruled in a high-profile technology case. But the jury failed to agree on whether to award damages. In a partial verdict, jurors were unable to decide on a key point of whether Google’s use of copyrighted Java software was “fair use” that made it acceptable.
The verdict prevents any potential for an Oracle windfall, but the case between the two tech titans now moves to another phase on whether Oracle’s patents were violated.
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