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关于 Google 在开发 Android 时使用 Java API 代码是否侵犯到甲骨文专利这件事,两家公司至今为止已经进行了长达十年的诉讼。期间双方都有过胜负,而时至今日美国最高法院最终以 6 对 2 的表决结果,推翻了此前联邦上诉法院的裁定,判决 Google 未对甲骨文构成侵权。在裁定中法院指出, Google 复制 Java SE API 代码的行为属于「合法的合理使用」。

对于这场胜利,Google 表示「合理使用的理念能让行业中的每个人都获益」。而甲骨文的执行副总裁、法律顾问 Dorian Daley 则直言:「Google 的平台正变得越来越大,市场也在一直扩张。其门槛变得愈来愈高,想要与之竞争正变得愈发困难。他们偷走了 Java,然后花了十年的时间打官司,只有垄断者才能做到这一点。这些行径恰恰就是美国、全球监管机构要对 Google 商业行为进行审查的根本原因。」