In Oracle v Google:
“With respect to Oracleâ€™s claim for relief and Googleâ€™s counterclaim for declaratory judgment of non-infringement for the â€™520 and â€™104 patents, judgment is entered for Google and against Oracle. With respect to Googleâ€™s counterclaims for declaratory judgment of invalidity for the â€™520 and â€™104 patents, judgment is entered for Oracle and against Google, such counterclaims having been abandoned during trial. With respect to the five remaining patents, claims for relief by Oracle were completely dismissed with prejudice by Oracle (and may not be resurrected except as indicated in the orders of May 3, 2011, and March 2, 2012, with respect to new products). In this regard, it is the intent of this judgment and order that general principles of merger of claims into the judgment and res judicata shall be applicable.
With respect to Oracleâ€™s claim for relief for copyright infringement, judgment is entered in favor of Google and against Oracle except as follows: the rangeCheck code in TimSort.java and ComparableTimSort.java, and the eight decompiled files (seven â€œImpl.javaâ€ files and one â€œACLâ€ file), as to which judgment for Oracle and against Google is entered in the amount of zero dollars (as per the partiesâ€™ stipulation).
With respect to Googleâ€™s equitable defenses, judgment is entered for Oracle and against Google as to waiver and implied license. As to equitable estoppel and laches, no ruling need be made due to mootness.”
That’s a fitting end to Oracle’s pompous claims of $billions in damages and trolls’ pronouncements on the death of Android/Linux. There’s nothing “there”, just as in SCOG v World. Coincidentally but probably not by accident the same law firm ran both cases against FLOSS, Boies, Schiller and Flexner… Perhaps people should stop taking legal advice from those guys about FLOSS and let it be.
Issues that have wider application included copyright on APIs that folks were permitted to use under the licence for a programming language, Java. Unfortunately, neither Google nor the court examined the general invalidity of software patents, which were involved. I think that was a mistake but Google won most of the battle anyway. $0 is a fine award of damages…
see the complete “Final Judgement”.