In an intellectual property trial that was held between Google and Oracle in California over Android software, the jury found in favor of Google in the second phase of the three-phase trial. Oracle had claimed that Google committed patent infringement by stealing two patents for their Java programming language. All 10 of the jury members made the decision unanimously this month that no patent infringement had occurred.
On May 7, the search engine giant lost the battle in the first phase of the trial when the jury decided that they had indeed infringed on copyrights owned by Oracle. They ruled that Google had infringed copyrights on nine different lines of code when they used similar language to the Java language used by Sun Microsystem.