The companies have been fighting for six years over the use of Java, which Oracle acquired when it bought Sun Microsystems.
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The decision, which will be appealed, means that Google owes its Silicon Valley rival nothing for code it used in the Android operating system.
The software giant Oracle says the search giant Google infringed on its copyrights. That brought Google’s boss to the courtroom Thursday morning.
A trial in a San Francisco federal court centers on 11,000 out of 13 million lines of software code in Google’s Android operating system.
The Java programming language was one of the most important tools of the late-1990s dot-com boom. Now it is the key to a court fight between tech giants.
The right to use programming language is at issue in the latest round of a case filed nearly six years ago.
The president will host his final White House Science fair on Wednesday to emphasize the importance science, technology, engineering and math.
Oracle reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit.