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Verdict in Oracle-Google Suit Expected Monday

Oracle is suing Google for allegedly using its Java patents in the Mountain View search company's mobile Android software without permission.

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Verdict in Oracle-Google Suit Expected Monday

Oracle sued Google in August 2010, saying Android infringes on its intellectual property rights to the Java programming language. Google says it does not violate Oracle's patents and that Oracle cannot copyright certain parts of Java, an "open-source," or publicly available, software language.

A verdict in a lawsuit pitting two of Silicon Valley's most successful companies could have a verdict as soon as Monday.

Oracle is suing Google for allegedly using its Java patents in the Mountain View search company's mobile Android software without permission.

A federal jury in San Francisco could give at least a partial verdict in Oracle's patent lawsuit against Google on Monday.

The jurors have been deliberating for a week and Friday they informed the judge that they have unanimously agreed on three of the four contentions between the two companies.

The Associated Press reported that U.S. District Judge William Aslup was open to accepting a partial verdict Friday but then the foreman told the judge that some of the jurors believe some of their colleagues could change their mind by Monday. 

"It's worth you going home over weekend," Alsup said when he heard there was hope that jurors had the potential to get a verdict on all counts if they gave it more time.

The trial is divided into three phases: copyright liability, patent claims, and damages.

It started last month and was expected to last eight weeks.

Related Topics Oracle, Google, Silicon Valley, Lawsuit
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