Google's Android operating system does not infringe Oracle's Java patents, a jury in San Francisco found Wednesday in a setback for Oracle. The jury delivered its verdict after more than a week of deliberations. It found no infringement of any of the claims in two Java-related patents Oracle had asserted, court documents show. It's the latest development in a complex trial that got underway April 16 at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco. The trial was to be held in three parts, to address copyrights, patents and damages. The jury already delivered an incomplete verdict in the copyrights phase of the trial, and the patents phase was seen as less significant because the damages at stake are not as large. Oracle had originally accused Google of infringing seven Java-related patents in Android, but Google had all of the patents reexamined by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and got the number whittled down to just two for the trial. "Today's jury verdict that Android does not infringe Oracle's patents was a victory not just for Google but the entire Android ecosystem," Google said in a statement. Oracle could not be reached immediately for comment. The patents relate to performance and memory management in the virtual machine software where Java programs are run. They are patent number 6,061,520, which describes a "method and system for performing static initialization," and the reissued patent number 38,104, describing a "method and apparatus for resolving data references in generated code. The reissued patent was awarded to James Gosling, the Sun engineer often called the father of Java. James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow James on Twitter at @jniccolai. James's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Full, in-depth review
- 2 Huawei Y5 (2017): Full, in depth review
- 3 LG G6 Plus: Full, in-depth review
- 4 First Look: Nikon D850
- 5 OnePlus 5: Full, in-depth review
- Logitech announce new MX Sound speakers
- How integration supports the supply chain evolution
- Moto X4 review: This is what a world without MotoMods looks like
- Telstra looks to solve 'Entertainment Exasperation' with new 4K Telstra TV
- Logitech Powerplay review
PCW Evaluation Team
Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.
The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.
The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.
The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic
I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.
It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.
- Jabra Elite Sport (2017) review
- Moto X4 review
- Opinon: Life after KRACK
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
Product Launch Showcase
- FTBusiness AnalystOther
- TPTechnical Business AnalystQLD
- CCLinux AdministratorNSW
- CCCloud EngineerQLD
- FTTableau DeveloperOther
- FTLevel 1 Application Support (POS)QLD
- FTProject ManagerOther
- FTOffice 365 Technical SpecialistOther
- FTBuild Support OfficerOther
- FTReporting AnalystQLD
- FTProject Manager - PLMOther
- FTIT Desktop ManagerOther
- FTRuby on Rails DeveloperOther
- CCHelpdesk AnalsytNSW
- FTSolutions Architect - Higher EducationOther
- FTSOA/OSB Integration ConsultantOther
- CCSenior Integration ArchitectACT
- FTNetwork Administrator / Junior Network OperatorOther
- FTAndroid DeveloperSA
- CCMySQL Database AdministratorQLD
- CCService Delivery Coordinator - TelcoVIC
- CCSenior Business Analyst - Business Case - Risk & Compliance - ContractNSW
- FTSenior Business ArchitectOther
- TPeLearning Developer / TrainerVIC
- TPTechnical WriterQLD