The jury found that Google did indeed infringe upon the overall structure, sequence and organization of Oracle's Java programming language. However, the critical question left unanswered, or rather, half a question, was whether or not Google made "fair use" of what it did infringe upon.
"Fair use" would allow Google to make limited use of the copyrighted material. To be sure, the infringed upon elements were not huge sections of Java code.
In other questions regarding the case, the jury foudn that as far as the documentation for the 37 Java API packages in question, Google did not infringe. As well, the jury found that Google did not infringe on English-language comments in CodeSourceTest.java and CollectionCertStoreParameters Test.java or source code in seven "Impl.java" files.
Finally, the jury found that Google did infringe on the rangeCheck method in TimSort.java and ComparableTimSort.Java.
Since the "fair use" claim has not been decided upon, the two sides are pushing with their own motions. Oracle has motioned for the presiding judge, Judge William Alsup, to issue his own verdict. Google, as noted above, has motioned for a mistrial.
Judge Alsup will make his ruling on both motions later this week.
Google issued the following statement: "We appreciate the jury's efforts, and know that fair use and infringement are two sides of the same coin. The core issue is whether the APIs here are copyrightable, and that's for the court to decide. We expect to prevail on this issue and Oracle's other claims."
Oracle had its own view of the matter, "[thanking the jury on behalf of] Oracle, the nine million Java developers, and the entire Java community," adding that "The overwhelming evidence demonstrated that Google knew it needed a license" for using Java and that "every major commercial enterprise - except Google - has a license for Java and maintains compatibility to run across all computing platforms."
Without the "fair use" question resolved, Alsup told both groups of attorneys on Monday that there will be relatively little copyright damages for the jury to consider. Oracle claim in the case is for $1 billion in damages.