Fallen Kell writes: Arstechnica is reporting, "Following a two-week trial, a federal jury concluded Thursday that Google's Android operating system does not infringe Oracle-owned copyrights because its re-implementation of 37 Java APIs is protected by 'fair use.' The verdict was reached after three days of deliberations."
Fallen Kell writes: According to this article on hothardware, the jury verdict in the 2014 patent infringement case between Apple and Samsung, covered here on Slashdot, was overturned on appeal on Friday, invalidating several of Apple's patents:
"It was a rough day in court for Apple. Not only did Samsung get Apple's $119.6 million verdict overturned, the appeals court also upheld a previous decision that Apple infringed on one of Samsung's patent. That counterclaim resulted in a $158,500 damages award for Samsung."
Fallen Kell writes: According to www.nbcnews.com, "Virgin Galactic said its SpaceShipTwo rocket plane suffered an 'in-flight anomaly' during a powered test flight on Friday that resulted in the loss of the aircraft.
'During the test. the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of the vehicle,' the company said in a statement. 'The WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft landed safely. Our first concern is the status of the pilots, which is unknown at this time.'"
Fallen Kell writes: Space shuttle Discovery's Wednesday night launch has been cancelled. A possible leak in the external fuel tank was discovered which prompted the cancellation of the launch. CNN reports that the launch may occur on Thursday evening at 8:49pm.