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Oracle-Google Trial Slips into Next Year

Oracle and Google have until November 18 to complain to Judge William Alsup

Judge William Alsup has now definitely said that there ain’t gonna be an Oracle-Google trial this year.

In place of that disappointment he has proposed that there be a three-phase trial before the same jury: the first on copyright infringement, the second on patent infringement, and the third on willfulness/damages.

Oracle and Google have until November 18 to complain.

FOSS Patents says the plan favors Google but that may just be because the judge believes “that Google is on the losing track, so he may just want to reduce the degree of certainty on Oracle’s part in order to increase the likelihood of a settlement.”

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