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Court tosses out Oracle's bid to disqualify expert in Java case

John Ribeiro | Nov. 25, 2015
James Kearl had appeared as an expert in a patent dispute between Samsung and Apple.

Oracle included six news versions of Android and new products and services built around the operating system in a proposed supplemental complaint in August. There are now over 1 billion active monthly Android users and more than 8,000 devices running versions of Android, it said.

The additions will likely buttress its claims for higher damages for what it describes as direct and indirect infringement by Google, including by reproducing and distributing Android to hardware manufacturers and software developers. Oracle also hopes to knock down Google’s argument that its use of the copyrighted material was ‘fair use,’ which is a legal doctrine that permits copying under limited circumstances.

Oracle could not be immediately reached for comment.


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