It appears that the jury has come to a conclusion in the Oracle v. Google trial, determining that Android does not infringe Oracle patents. Judge William Aslup of the US District Court for Northern California exonerated the search giant following a trial that lasted three weeks, ruling that Google did not infringe on six claims in US Patent RE38,104, along two claims in US Patent 6,061,520. Jurors were dismissed following today's ruling, with the trial's damages phase reportedly set to begin on Tuesday. According to The Verge, the jury did determine that Google was responsible for two counts of minor copyright infringement, relating to the order of Java APIs and several lines of rangeCheck code, which could be matched with a maximum penalty of $150,000 for each count. Regardless, it appears that the lawsuit, which dates back to 2010, when Oracle filed against Google for copyright and patent infringement related to Sun's Jave code, could finally be coming to a close.
5. ""the system" isn't uniform, so it still didn't really work" In response to Reply # 3
It only worked this time because Oracle was at least ethical about where they filed. They could have filed in East Texas under the "flow of commerce" nonsense, even though both parties primarily reside in Northern California.
It's sad because the America Invents Act had some great venue-specific pieces that got hacked out by the pressure of pro-litigation patent holders. That piece of legislation took 6 years to make it's way to the President and is likely the last time patent reform is going to be addressed any time soon and it's largely toothless.