News by Dan Seifert on Friday May 04, 2012.
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Google and Oracle have been waging a battle in court over the past few weeks, as they duke it out to determine whether Google infringed upon Oracle's Java patents with the Android operating system. Both companies have presented their arguments, and it is now up to the jurors to make verdict. Apparently, making that verdict is easier said than done, as the jury appears to be hung after 20 hours of deliberation.
Last night the jurors asked presiding U.S. District Judge William Alsup what the course of action would be if they are unable to come up with an agreement for the verdict. There are a few jurors that will not budge on their position, it seems. Judge Alsup said that the trial would move to a second phase if the jury is unable to come up with a verdict.
Oracle has sued Google for damages incurred by alleged infringement of its patents in Google's Android operating system. Oracle is seeking upwards of $1 billion in damages. Google has held the position that its operating system does not infringe upon Oracle's patents.source: AP
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