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              Oracle CEO Larry Ellison leaves after testifying at a federal building in San Francisco, Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Oracle intends to rely heavily on Google  Oracle CEO Larry Ellison leaves after testifying 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 smartphones and tablet computers. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)   

Verdict pending for Oracle’s suit against Google

SAN FRANCISCO –  Oracle and Google closed their respective cases in the copyright portion of an ongoing legal battle over Google’s Android mobile phone software Monday, leaving a jury to decide on one half of a high-profile trial over the alleged infringement of Oracle’s Java copyrights and patents.

Oracle attorney Michael Jacobs closed his client’s copyright case by arguing Google’s defense amounted to a series of insufficient excuses for pilfering Java in order to build Android, which has since become the most popular smartphone software platform in the world.

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