Google Wins Android/Java Copyright Infringement Case

Oracle-logo-IRL.jpgA US court has ruled in Googles favour in the copyright infringement case brought against it by Oracle.

Oracle claimed that Google made use of 37 Java APIs in the development of Android, “illegally copying core Java technology to rush into the mobile device market,” according to Oracles general counsel Dorian Daley.

Following a two-week trial and three days of deliberation, the jury ruled that this was within fair use.

Google issued a statement on the verdict, which reads: “Todays verdict that Android makes fair use of Java APIs represents a win for the Android ecosystem, for the Java programming community, and for software developers who rely on open and free programming languages to build innovative consumer products.”

The case may not yet be fully closed, however, as Oracle says it intends to appeal the decision.