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Jury May Be Deadlocked In Oracle-Google Trial 110

angry tapir writes "The jury may have reached a deadlock in the copyright phase of Oracle's intellectual property lawsuit against Google, although the judge cautioned against jumping to any conclusions. 'What happens if we can't reach a unanimous decision and people are not budging?' one of the jurors asked in a written note sent to the judge. The 12 jurors have been deliberating the copyright phase of Oracle's lawsuit against Google since Monday, and they need to be unanimous in any verdict they reach." According to Groklaw, Judge Alsup raised the possibility of a partial verdict — accepting the issues the jury can agree on and then retrying the rest. Google was less amenable to that than Oracle. Update: 05/04 21:05 GMT by S : The jury has reached a verdict on all claims but one. However, the judge sent them home for the weekend. On Monday they'll vote again and see if they can resolve the last claim.
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Jury May Be Deadlocked In Oracle-Google Trial

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 04, 2012 @03:22PM (#39894361)

    Blame Oracle.

    They're the assholes who bought the software with the belief that they could take away something that was once freely given, and ruin a nice thing for lots of people.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 04, 2012 @03:59PM (#39894971)

    Try to imagine all innovation as you know it stopping instantaneously and every copyright using on a prior copyright exploding at the speed of light.

    I almost hope it happens and the resulting factorial of lawsuits 1) destroys oracle and bankrupts Ellison for being the greedy pricks that set off the MAD arms race that is the tech industry's "IP" and 2) shows the public how letting mickey mouse rape them for 170 years kills the "innovation" economy we are supposed to lead the world with on after we let all our manufacturing be off-shored. Since it's entirely built on a house of cards of dubious patents and pretend property and assets.

  • by dcigary ( 221160 ) on Friday May 04, 2012 @05:20PM (#39896151) Homepage

    ...Oracle, on the other hand continues to be elusive and imprecise with their case....

    This basically sums up my 20 years of experience with Oracle Salesmen.

    The unspoken rule of thumb with Oracle sales is that there is no "list price" on anything. You price it for whatever you think you can sell it for.

    This whole affair doesn't surprise me one bit that Oracle hired a team of lawyers that operate exactly like they do - get as much as you can get, and offer elusive and imprecise information during the negotiations.

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