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Jury Finds For Google On Oracle Patent Claims In California Federal Court

SAN FRANCSICO - (Mealey's) After seven days of deliberation, a California federal jury yesterday acquitted Google Inc. of patent infringement claims levied by Oracle America Inc. ( Oracle America Inc. v. Google Inc. , No. 10-3561, N.D. Calif.; See 5/21/12, Page 4). ( Verdict available. Document...

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP: District Court Denies Copyright Protection to API Names and Methods

By Fitch Even attorney Alisa C. Simmons On May 31, 2012, the district court for the Northern District of California issued a decision in Oracle America, Inc. v. Google Inc. , a significant case in copyright law. The court held that copyright cannot protect the names used in the Java programming language...