Google co-founder Larry Page stuck to his guns in a San Francisco court on Wednesday, testifying that the Internet giant did nothing wrong when it built the Android platform for mobile gadgets.Page returned to the stand to field questions in a trial over accusations by business software titan Oracle that Google opted to infringe on Java program copyright and patents instead of licensing code from Sun Microsystems."We did nothing wrong," Page said as he dueled with an Oracle attorney. "We are very careful about what information we use and do not use."
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Oracle Corp is set to go to trial next week against Google Inc in a high-stakes dispute over smartphone technology, the biggest case in what is shaping up to be an intense year in court for the enterprise software giant. Jury selection is set for Monday in San Francisco federal court. Oracle claims Google's Android operating system tramples on its intellectual property rights to the Java programming language. Google says it doesn't violate Oracle's patents, and that Oracle cannot copyright certain parts of Java. ...
Jurors on Thursday continued to weigh whether Android infringed on Java copyrights as the trial judge ordered Google to clarify how much money has been made or lost on the mobile gadget software.The order in the case pitting Internet titan Google against business software giant Oracle came after the judge fielded a question from the jury, which began deliberations on Monday in San Francisco federal court.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Northern California jury on Monday found that Google Inc infringed upon Oracle Corp's copyrights on the structure of part of the Java software programming language, in a high stakes trial over smartphone technology. However, the jury failed to decide after days of deliberation whether Google had the right to fair use of that copyrighted structure. The verdict on copyright was read in a San Francisco federal courtroom. (Reporting By Malathi Nayak; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)
Google on Wednesday confirmed that it wants a new trial on the copyright portion of a legal battle being fought with Oracle in San Francisco federal court.Jurors this week ruled that Google's Android operating system for smartphones violated Java software copyrights but deadlocked when it came to the pivotal question of whether it constituted "fair use" that made it acceptable.
That huge lawsuit that Oracle filed against Google a few years ago is still going strong and although Google had initially (mostly) won, the tide is now flowing in Oracle's favor. And the whole computer industry is nervous about it.
The courts just handed Oracle a surprising win in its years-long lawsuit against Google and Android. And Google, to say the least, is not pleased. Google sent Business Insider this statement: "We're disappointed by this ruling, which sets a damaging precedent for computer science and software development, and are considering our options."