Oracle and Google head into Android Java retrial

“After an earlier run at settling this case failed, the court observed that some cases just need to be tried. This case apparently needs to be tried twice.”

That’s what a US District Court judge in San Francisco said after settlement talks broke down between Oracle, the company that owns the Java API, and Google, which used JavaScript in building its Android operating system.

The first trial, dating back to 2012, ended in a mistrial as a hung jury couldn’t decide whether Google’s fair use argument was valid. Oracle is looking for billions in royalties it thinks it was deprived of.

Chief executives from both companies attended the settlement brokerage the judge mandated after the first trial.

Now we’re all having to wait for a retrial to start in May.

Via: Reuters

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