Oracle Wins Patent Copyright Court Case Over Google Using Java

Oracle was found in favor over Google in a copyright case involving Java software patents by an Appeals court. The court case took 8 years. $GOOGL potentially could owe billions of dollars to $ORCL for using Java in its Android operating system.

Oracle was found in favor over Google in a copyright case involving Java software patents by an Appeals court. The court case took 8 years. $GOOGL potentially could owe billions of dollars to $ORCL for using Java in its Android operating system.

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Oracle first sued Google in 2010; a jury initially ruled that Java did not deserve copyright protection. The battle, continued much to the excitment of the lawyers of both sides. This decision was made by a panel of three Federal Circuit judges.

Google responded, “We are disappointed the court reversed the jury finding that Java is open and free for everyone,” adding “This type of ruling will make apps and online services more expensive for users.”

Not adding that the patents were not theirs and that shareholders and users footed the legal bill for how many tens of millions?

Who won and lost this battle?

Estimates have come in as high as $8.8 billion that Google may owe Oracle.

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