Google chairman testified in IP infringement case

Internet giant and Oracle battle it out over Google’s use of Java for Android

The trial is underway in the ongoing fight between Google and Oracle over the former’s use of the Java programming language in its Android software. And this week, Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt took the stand in defense of his company’s actions.

Oracle first filed suit against Google in 2010, claiming the Internet company used Android software for mobile devices, infringing on Sun Microsystem Inc.’s Android copyrights and patents. Oracle acquired the copyrights and patents on the technology in 2010 when it acquired Sun Microsystems.


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