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Jury rules Android not in violation of Oracle Java patents

According to Bloomberg.com, on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, a unanimous jury found that Google did not infringe on Oracle’s Java patents in their Android operating system.

This ruling was phase two of the trial between Oracle and Google on patent violations. With this ruling, the jury was immediately dismissed. The judge also cancelled phase three which was to focus on damages.

Oracle was looking for $1 billion in damages for intellectual property theft of two important patents related to system and memory performance. With this ruling and the results of phase one of the trial, Oracle may be limited to $150,000 in damages.

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