Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, left, puts on his suit as arrives for a court appearance at a federal building in San Francisco, Tuesday, April 17, 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 smart phones and tablet computers. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Google denies stealing Java to develop Android
Google Inc. (GOOG), whose Android software runs on more than 300 million mobile devices, denied stealing Oracle Corp.’ technology to develop the program.
Google outlined a defense today in federal court in San Francisco against Oracle’s allegations of copyright and patent infringement. Oracle, the largest maker of database software, is seeking $1 billion in damages and a court order blocking Google from distributing Android unless it takes a license.
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