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Oracle is suing Google, claiming that the company used part of Oracle’s Java technology to create the Android software for its devices. In 2010, Oracle acquired Java after buying Sun Microsystems Inc. for $7.3 billion.
Oracle is demanding that Google pay hundreds of millions of dollars for damages in addition to licensing fees for using Java. Google claims that their Android software does not infringe on any copyrights or patents of Java.
Michael Jacobs, Oracle’s lawyer, used emails between the two companies in court that suggested Google knew it should pay licensing fees to Oracle for Java.
According to Google, former CEO of Sun Microsystems, Jonathan Schwartz, supported Android’s use of Java. Schwartz is also supposed to testify for the company.
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