Google denies stealing Java to develop Android

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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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