Thanks for your comments, very interesting.
Google is wrong because they knew about Java ME and that companies are supposed to pay royalties for mobile development.
Why are companies supposed to pay royalties for mobile development? It seems that is the Apple model, but it's certainly against consumers' interests and the anti-trust pro-competition legal framework. Also, Java ME was a flagging under-invested framework that was dying. It was only a matter of time before it was going to be replaced.
Oracle hasn't won the fight yet but unfortunately they are on their way to success. As part of the JCP EC I know of the hard confrontations...
If you don't mind me asking, what's your involvement in the JCP EC?
Apparently the case has become political, with the US government weighing in and asking the court not to accept Google's appeal. I'm not a lawyer, but to my knowledge, if an appeal is refused then Google can't escalate the matter and therefore has to accept the last (unfavourable) judgement.
From that Reuters article:
The Obama administration, which was asked to weigh in on the issue earlier this year, asked the Supreme Court not to take the case. The administration said the dispute had raised important concerns about the effect that enforcement of Oracle's copyright could have on software development, but said those issues could be addressed via Google's fair use defense.