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Google says Oracle sued after losing

2012-04-17 22:13

San Francisco - A Google lawyer is seeking to convince a jury that Oracle sued the search company for copyright infringement only after Oracle failed in its own attempts to build mobile software.

The depiction emerged on Tuesday as Google lawyer Robert Van Nest framed the company's defence against Oracle's allegations that Google stole some of the technology used in its Android software for smartphones and tablet computers. It marked the second day of a trial expected to last up to 10 weeks in a federal court in San Francisco.

After Google's opening arguments, Oracle called CEO Larry Ellison to the stand.

The showdown revolves around Oracle's allegations that Android infringes on the patents and copyrights of Java. That's a programming technology that Oracle acquired in 2010 when it bought Sun Microsystems.

Comments
  • wikus.schalkwyk - 2012-04-17 22:58

    oh boy.... wonder if this will hurt Android devs out there...

  • rlong1952 - 2012-04-18 01:57

    Wow, I would love to be a lawyer for one of these big companies like Apple, Samsung, Google etc. They must be making megabucks with all these lawsuits going on. Doesn't matter if you win or lose you still get the bucks.

  • thelittlegreenhouse - 2012-04-18 15:02

    Not the companies, Not the customers, Only the lawyers (and sometimes the media) can benefit from this. If only Microsoft, Google, Apple, Samsung, HTC, and Oracle would spend more effort on technology and less in the courts.

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