In what can only be seen as a win for Google, Hon. Judge William Alsup has made a ruling, which orders Oracle to dismiss 129 of the 132 total patent claims against the search giant. According to the order, “Currently, there are 132 claims from seven patents asserted in this action, and there are hundreds of prior art references in play for invalidity defenses. This is too much. The following schedule will ensure that only a triable number of these items — three claims and eight prior art references — are placed before the jury in October, all others to be forsaken. Oracle will surrender all of its present infringement claims against Google based on the 129 asserted claims that will not be tried. Oracle may not renew those infringement claims in a subsequent action except as to new products.”
Wow! Not only have they been dismissed, they are not to ever come up again. That’s a pretty stiff ruling against Oracle, but there are three left. Depending on the ruling of those three, it could still spell trouble for Google. However, it’s not all doom and gloom as some were predicting for Google. For more information, visit the source link below, where you can find the entire Judge’s ruling on the case.