A U.S. judge has largely sided with Oracle Corp (ORCL.O) over how several technical terms will be defined in its patent fight over Google Inc's (GOOG.O) Android software, according to a tentative ruling.
Claim construction orders define the scope of a party's patent rights, and thus can often shape the course of the litigation.
The claim construction order released on Wednesday by U.S. District Judge William Alsup construes terms in three of the seven patents in the case.
Out of five technical terms at issue, Alsup opted for Oracle's interpretation of four. The judge wrote his own construction for another one.