And the winner is ... Google.
OK, maybe not as dramatic as Ryan Seacrest's announcement of tonight's American Idol winner, but Google has claimed victory over Oracle in a landmark patent-infringement case involving the search giant's ubiquitous Android mobile operating system.
A jury today said Google did not infringe on two patents that Oracle has for its Java software, CNN Money reported. A Google spokesman called it not only a victory for his company, "but the entire Android ecosystem."
Oracle wanted millions of dollars in a case that much of Silicon Valley was watching.
The case isn't entirely over. The California court must still sort out an unclear verdict from the first phase of the trial – based on copyright issues – that left plenty to be argued by lawyers on both sides. Even though Google has dodged a multimillion-dollar verdict, a loss in the copyright phase would raise questions about the future of open-source software like Android, CNN Money said.
Oracle got its hands on Java when it acquired Sun Microsystems for more than $7 billion a few years ago, and started the legal process against Google when Android really started to take off as the world's most dominant mobile OS.