Jury Finds Google Did Not Infringe 2 Oracle Patents

Submitted by patentadmin on Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:29

May 24, 2012 - Despite the fact that the jury was reportedly mired in technical details of the Oracle v. Google patent infringement lawsuit on May 22, just one day later the jurors returned a verdict that two Oracle patents were not infringed by Google.

The jury had been asking for clarification of technical issues as they struggled to understand the patents and what they covered, and Judge William Alsup also expressed his frustration with the difficulty of the case. For example, when the jury asked for the legal meaning of the phrase "simulating execution of the code," Judge Alsup asked Oracle's counsel to answer the question - which then required collaboration between Oracle's and Google's legal teams.

Once their questions were answered satisfactorily, the jury found that Google had neither infringed six claims in U.S. Patent RE38,104 nor two claims in U.S. Patent No. 6,061,520.

The verdict marks the end of the second phase of the trial, which will resume after the Memorial Day holiday.