The jury for the trial between Oracle and Google over the copyright infringement of Java in the Android software, has said that it has been able to reach a verdict on three of the four questions in the suit.
The jury involving seven women and five men began deliberating the issue on Tuesday and has said that they are yet to reach a decision on whether or not Google simply copied Java code or if added enough utility to the platform.
Oracle is accusing fellow Silicon Valley giant of knowingly stealing its technology, which is now used in the ever growing Android platform for tablet computers and smartphones. Oracle is accusing fellow Silicon Valley giant of knowingly stealing its technology, which is now used in the ever growing Android platform for tablet computers and smartphones.
Oracle lawyer Michael Jacobs claimed in the opening phase of the trail, which involved massively complex details about intellectual property and technology, that he is confident of proving that Google's top executives knew that they were stealing some other company’s technology.
The trail is mainly based on Oracle's claims that the open source Android software infringes on the patents and copyrights of Java. Google has repeatedly refutes these allegations since the lawsuit was filed by the company seven months ago.
The Java programming technology was created by Sun Microsystems about two decades earlier. The technology was transferred to Oracle as part of its takeover of Sun. It acquired the rights to Java when it bought Sun Microsystems for $7.3 billion in January 2010.