Google denies stealing Java to develop Android

Josh Peterson Contributor

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.

Full Story: Google Says It Didn’t Need License to Use Java in Android