James NiccolaiIDG News Service

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

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.

Oracle Loses Bid to Assert Third Patent in Google Trial

Oracle has lost its bid to assert a third patent in its trial against Google, with a favorable decision from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office coming "a few...

Schmidt Testifies Android Did Not Use Sun's IP

Google developed its Android smartphone software without using Sun's intellectual property and its use of Java in Android was "legally correct," Google's...

Andy Rubin Spars With Oracle Attorney Over Old Emails

Andy Rubin, the head of Google's Android development team, took the witness stand for the first time Monday in Oracle's lawsuit accusing Google of patent and...

Larry Page Tells Jury He Doesn't Recall Details of Java Negotations

Google CEO Larry Page told a jury on Wednesday that he remembers little about Google's attempts to negotiate a Java license from Sun, during 40 minutes of tense...

Oracle Considered Buying RIM and Palm, Ellison Says

Oracle considered buying Palm and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion as part of an aborted effort to build its own smartphone, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said in...

Google Says It Had Sun's Full Support in Building Android

Google built Android using parts of Java that didn't require a license and it had the full support of Sun Microsystems in doing so, a lawyer for Google said in...