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Google Beats Oracle Patent Claim


Second major phase of trial ends with a win for Google, but judge must still decide whether APIs qualify for copyright protection.

Google on Wednesday was cleared of charges that it had infringed Oracle's Java patents, ending the second major phase of the trial.

"Today's jury verdict that Android does not infringe Oracle’s patents was a victory not just for Google but the entire Android ecosystem," a Google spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

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