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              Oracle CEO Larry Ellison speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld Keynote in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
              Oracle CEO Larry Ellison speaks during the Oracle OpenWorld Keynote in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)   

Oracle and Google code wars have begun

The trial over whether or not Google stole parts of Oracle’s Java programming language has finally begun.

Jurors in the case heard opening arguments from Oracle Monday in federal court in San Francisco. “This case is about Google’s use of someone else’s property without permission,” said Oracle’s lead counsel Michael Jacobs.

The dispute has been simmering since 2010, when Oracle sued Google. Oracle says that Google’s Android mobile operating system violates its Java patents and copyright. The database vendor is lookingfor about $1 billion in damages.

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