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Google Moves For Mistrial In Legal Battle With Oracle
2012-05-10 05:08:54

Google´s lead attorney filed a motion on Tuesday asking the U.S. District Judge overseeing its copyright and patent trial with Oracle to declare a mistrial. The move was driven by a mixed verdict delivered on Monday in the copyright phase of the trial.  The jury found that Google had violated Oracle´s copyrights in using 37 of Java´s “application programming interfaces,” or APIs, when it developed the Android mobile operating system.  However, it was...

Jury Question Suggests Possible Impasse In Oracle-Google Trial
2012-05-04 07:07:08

After more than 20 hours of deliberations spread over the past four days, the jury in the high profile Oracle-Google case may be struggling to reach a verdict in the copyright phase of the trial, according to multiple media reports late Thursday evening. A member of the 12-person jury sent a note to U.S. District Judge William Alsup on Thursday afternoon, asking would happen if the panel was unable to reach an agreement on a verdict. "What happens if we can't reach a unanimous decision...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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