Google and Oracle on Friday revealed their shill lists–statements identifying journalists, bloggers, and commentators who expressed an opinion about Oracle’s patent and copyright infringement claim against Google and received money for doing so–without actually revealing anything. Oracle sued Google over its use of Android last year, initially claiming as much as $6 billion in damages. It now looks like the case will cost Oracle rather than enrich it. The case went to trial in April. A jury concluded in May that Google didn’t infringe Oracle’s Java patents but did infringe some of Oracle’s copyrighted Java APIs.
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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.