James NiccolaiIDG News Service

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for IDG News Service.

Gigabyte Shows Ultra-light Carbon Fiber Laptop

Taiwan's Gigabyte Technologies is showing what it claims is the "world's lightest" laptop at the Computex trade show in Taipei this week.

ARM Expects 20-nanometer Processors by Late Next Year

ARM chips made with an advanced, 20-nanometer manufacturing process could appear in smartphones and tablets by as soon as the end of next year, the head of ARM's...

Judge Clears Google of Java Copyright Infringement

A U.S. judge has ruled that the Java application programming interfaces used in Android are not protected by copyright, marking a defeat for Oracle in its high-stakes lawsuit against Google.

Most Jurors Sided With Google on APIs and 'fair Use'

Most of the jurors in the Oracle v Google trial thought Google's use of 37 Java APIs in Android should be allowed under the doctrine of fair use, one of the...

Google's Android Did Not Infringe Oracle Patents, Jury Finds

Google's Android operating system does not infringe Oracle's Java patents, a jury in San Francisco found Wednesday in a setback for Oracle.

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Judge Deems Kodak Digital Camera Patent Invalid

A judge at the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that a Kodak patent asserted in a complaint against Apple and Research In Motion is invalid...

Judge Declines to Eject Google's 'fair Use' Defense From Android Trial

Oracle was dealt a minor setback in its lawsuit against Google on Wednesday when a judge denied its motion to toss out one of Google's key defenses against...

Android Developers Never Looked at Sun's Patents, Google's Rubin Testifies

Google's engineers never studied other companies' patents while developing Android for fear of allowing those patents to influence their design decisions...

Google Infringed Java Copyrights in Android, Jury Finds

A jury has found that Google infringed Oracle's Java copyrights in Android but could not decide unanimously if the infringement was protected by "fair use."

Google Liable for Copyright Infringement, Jury Finds

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A jury has found Google liable for copyright infringement in its use of Java in Android, but has not managed to decide whether that infringement was protected by...

Google Liable for Copyright Infringement, Jury Finds

A jury has found Google liable for copyright infringement in its use of Java in Android, but has not managed to decide whether that infringement was protected by rules governing "fair use."

Oracle-Google Jury Mulls Verdict over Java Copyright

The jury reaches a partial verdict in the copyright phase of Oracle's intellectual property dispute with Google, and gets another day to resolve the remaining issue.

Does Jury Question Signal Infringement Finding in Oracle V. Google?

As the jury deliberates its verdict in the copyright phase of Oracle's lawsuit against Google, both sides are watching for signs from the jury as to which way it...

Oracle, Google Trial Heads to Jury

Oracle sued Google about two years ago, arguing that its Android software infringes Java patents and copyrights that Oracle acquired when it bought Sun Microsystems.

Ex-Sun Boss McNealy Sides With Oracle in Google Dispute

UPDATE: Former Sun boss Scott McNealy sided with Oracle on Thursday in its dispute with Google over Android, testifying in court that companies needed a license to use Sun's Java programming interfaces.