Google wants Oracle copyright trial rematch in wake of mixed jury ruling


SAN FRANCISCO–Google on Wednesday confirmed that it wants a new trial on the copyright portion of a legal battle being fought with Oracle in San Francisco federal court.

Jurors this week ruled that Google’s Android operating system for smartphones violated Java software copyrights but deadlocked when it came to the pivotal question of whether it constituted “fair use” that made it acceptable. If Google’s use of copyrighted Java application programming interfaces in Android was fair use, Oracle would deserve no damages from the Mountain View, California-based Internet firm under the law.