Justice Alsup said the case would be limited to discussing whether two patents and the 37 Java application programming interfaces had been unlawfully used by Google.
Since the case was filed in August 2010, five of the seven patents Oracle claimed were being violated were overturned by the USPTO. The one patent which has been revalidated pertains to a method of using Java class files.
In other developments yesterday at the San Francisco district court where the case is being heard, documents providing details of Google's projected earnings from its different products were admitted as evidence.
A 2010 document, placed into evidence by Oracle, showed Google's projected income from Android in 2013 as being $1.3 billion from advertisements and sale of applications. Google's total income in 2011 was in the region of $38 billion.
Google co-founder Larry Page had claimed during testimony last week that Android was important but not critical to Google.