Google says Oracle sued after own market failure

Apr 17, 2012

(AP) -- 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 Tuesday as Google lawyer Robert Van Nest framed the company's defense against .'s allegations that Google Inc. stole some of the technology used in its Android software for smartphones and . 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 .

Explore further: EU Parliament votes to break up Google

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Oracle focuses on Google emails in Android trial

Apr 16, 2012

Oracle intends to rely heavily on Google's own internal emails to prove Google's top executives knew they were stealing a popular piece of technology to build the Android software that now powers more than 300 million smartphones ...

Recommended for you

EU Parliament votes to break up Google

Nov 27, 2014

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly for the break-up of Google Thursday in a largely symbolic vote that nevertheless cast another blow in the four-year standoff between Brussels and the US Internet ...

Toyota finds new air bag issue, recalls more cars

Nov 27, 2014

Toyota Motor Corp. recalled more than 40,000 vehicles in Japan on Thursday as part of a worldwide scare over defective air bags and is investigating a new type of air bag problem that could lead to further recalls.

Netflix sues Yahoo CIO for alleged kickbacks

Nov 26, 2014

Netflix is suing a former company vice president who is now chief information officer at Yahoo, accusing him of receiving money from vendors he hired to work with the video streaming company.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.