Google-Oracle Java Infringement Case Gets New Life as Appeals Court Revives Claim

technicalstudio | March 27, 2018 | 0 | Tech News

A US appeals court on Tuesday resurrected a multi-billion dollar copyright case brought by Oracle Corp against Alphabet’s Google.

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said Google’s use of Oracle’s Java development platform to create the Android operating system was not protected under the fair-use provision of copyright law, reversing a 2016 jury verdict.

The court sent the case back to a US judge in San Francisco for a trial to determine how much compensation Google owes Oracle.

Oracle had previously sought $9 billion (roughly Rs. 58,000 crores) in damages.

“We are disappointed the court reversed the jury finding that Java is open and free for everyone,” Google spokesman Patrick Lenihan said in a statement.

This article was sourced from Gadgets360

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