Oracle vs Google Trial; Jury Comes Back: Google Did NOT Infringe Any Patents

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    Google just scored a major victory in the Oracle vs. Google patent infringement trial. After a week of deliberations, the Jury has come back with a verdict that Google did NOT infringe upon any of Oracle's patents. Oracle was suing Google for eight alleged infringements of two different patents, but apparently, the Jury came back in favor of Google. This is a huge win for Google, although there were multiple parts to this trial that have yet to be fully ruled upon. Here's a quote from The Verge with some final details,

    Afterwards, both companies issued press statements:

    Source: TheVerge
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    This is huge! Oracle wanted billions from Google, now they're lucky if they get 500k in "damages" :crazy:
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    Hoorah!
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    I actually didn't follow this case, was it a legit argument or was it as stupid as apple trying to stifle Samsung?
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    ^^. It was actually even less valid. The primary dispute was over 8 lines of code, that could have been purely an accidental coincidence, and not an intentional theft. Additionally, those lines of code have yet to be ruled upon by the Judge as to whether they were even able to be copyrighted by Oracle to begin with.
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    AND to top it all off, the judge presiding was a "code jockey" himself, which made it even worse for Oracle. He said something to the effect of, how do you know it was stolen? This code wouldn't have taken long to write and test, so why would they bother stealing it?
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    Just read about this at work in a news paper.

    So glad about this. I agree, the judge knowing a lil bit about codes, tech probably helped.