Latest William Alsup Stories

2012-06-02 07:46:15

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com A judge today made a crucial decision in the Google vs. Oracle case when he ruled APIs cannot be copyrighted. Oracle has taken Google to court, claiming they had infringed Sun Microsystems´ patents in their Android operating system. The judge has now claimed Suns´ APIs cannot be copyrighted and therefore, have not been infringed upon. Judge William Alsup said 37 such APIs used in Android are not covered by copyright. Oracle has already said...

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...

Judge Rejects Oracle's Patent Reinstatement, Closing Statements Expected Monday
2012-04-26 04:34:49

A verdict in the copyright portion of the Oracle-Google trial could come as early as next week, as Google´s lead counsel informed Judge William Alsup that he expects his team to wrap up their case in this phase of the trial as early as Thursday. The high-profile, intellectual property trial is being broken up into three phases: copyright issues, patents, and a final deliberation round for the jury if damages are found. Google began its case on Tuesday by calling its chairman, Eric...

2006-08-28 17:49:10

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Barry Bonds' personal trainer went back to prison on Monday, this time for refusing to testify to a federal grand jury about whether he gave steroids to the San Francisco Giants slugger. "There is a wealth of information in the public domain saying that your client injected steroids into Barry Bonds," U.S. Judge William Alsup told Greg Anderson's attorney in a testy exchange. "This is a question that half of America that follows this kind of...

2005-11-08 20:16:36

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. court ruled on Tuesday against extending a 22-year-old court decree forcing the racial integration of San Francisco's public schools, saying they have become resegregated after the decree had been modified. In his ruling, Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for Northern California noted the decree, which has regulated school assignments for children in San Francisco since 1983, had initially succeeded in integrating city schools. However,...

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