A California jury has ruled that Google is cleared of infringement on any patents owned by Oracle in the company’s trial to determine whether or not the search giant improperly used Java APIs while developing Android.
In a statement, Google spokesman Jim Prosser said, “Today’s jury verdict that Android does not infringe Oracle’s patents was a victory not just for Google but the entire Android ecosystem.”
Oracle did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The case is being heard in the U.S. District Court of Northern California.
The jury in the case has been held up by the technical detail in the case, CNET reported Tuesday, prompting Judge William Alsup to express frustration with having to wade through technical aspects of the case with the jury.
“This is not easy for me. It’s not easy for you,” the judge told the jury, according to the report.
The three-phase trial, which first examined whether Google had infringed on copyrights held by Oracle, will now move on to determine damages.