Google Seeks New Trial After Split Java Copyright Ruling

Law360, Los Angeles (May 9, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. on Wednesday filed a motion seeking a new trial over Oracle Corp.'s claim that Google's Android platform infringes copyrights protecting the Java programming language, arguing a jury's mixed verdict may violate its constitutional rights.

The motion comes after a San Francisco jury on Monday found that Google infringed Oracle copyrights but couldn’t determine whether Google's inclusion of Java components in its Android mobile platform was protected under the fair use doctrine.

Google claims the jury's failure to reach a verdict on both questions requires...
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