Oracle Corporation(NASDAQ:ORCL) and Google Inc(NASDAQ:GOOG) have said that they will appeal for a jury’s findings that Google has violated copyrights and have not stolen patents when it had developed Android operating system for smartphones.
A federal jury had concluded that California-based Google has infringed Oracle’s copyrights when it had developed Android operating system for smartphones. The jury had also gridlocked on whether copying by Google was an acceptable ‘fair use’. On 23rd May, Google had not infringed said two Oracle patents.
Owner of the most popular search engine in the world, Google said in a filing today in San Francisco federal court that it will appeal the decision made by the judge not to set apart the copyright verdict of a jury or order a fresh trial. Oracle stated in a filing that it would appeal a judgment favoring Google on patent violation.
Attorneys of Google mentioned in an earlier court filing that the jury had found the company has violated just nine out of millions of lines of codes in a Java programming platform, which they said was legally immaterial.
The appeals are supposed to be filed in the US Courts of Appeals for the Federal Court in Washington, as told by the lawyers of Oracle and Google. The trial was held in San Francisco.
An Oracle spokeswoman, Deborah Hellinger has refused to comment. A Google spokeswoman, Niki Fenwick did not immediately reply to a voice-mail message requiring her to comment.
Based in Redwood City, California, Oracle is the largest manufacturer of database software. It has sued Google for copyright violation related to Google’s use of 37 Java APIs that have been used on Android operating system. Google had defended itself by saying that it was free to use and the APIs are needed to use the language.
The case is reported as Oracle v Google, 10-cv-3561, US District Court, Northern District of California.