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Oracle cuts to the chase in the second part of the trial, recalling Tim Lindholm, who has turned out to be a prominent figure in this case.
A judge had directed the companies to come clean about who they were paying to comment and report on their copyright infringement lawsuit while it was being litigated.
Now that the new trial option has been squashed, the next likely stop for Oracle in its bid to win its IP suit against Google is the appeals court.
At the judge's request, attorneys hammered out a brief that outlines where the ongoing Oracle v. Google trial could go from here on matters concerning copyright infringement.
Oracle and Google want to address issue of "willfulness to infringe" now in order to get around more complicated issues in phase three -- or possibly to avoid a third phase altogether.
The company tells the court, according to Foss Patents, that it wants a mistrial and a second chance at resolving the issue of copyrights.
The Oracle-Google case has all the elements of a top-flight show, with billionaires, high-price lawyers, experts, and nerds packed into a San Francisco courtroom for riveting and -- more often -- tedious testimony.
After trying to give an out-of-court settlement one last chance, judge concludes "in the end, some cases just need to be tried."
Computer scientists, tech industry leaders, and EFF petition the appeals court to uphold Judge Alsup's decision that the 37 Java APIs are not copyrightable.
Oracle v. Google is far from over -- especially if Microsoft is really getting involved with the legal battle over intellectual property.