Google-Oracle Trial Begins Over Android Copyright Infringement
by Erick Diaz
Oracle and Google are set to face each other in court in San Francisco on Monday.
The dispute hinges on Oracle’s allegations that Google’s widely used Android software for mobile devices infringes on copyrights and patents that Oracle acquired when it bought Sun Microsystems Inc. for $7.3 billion in 2010. The technology in question is Java, a programming language that has been around since the 1990s.
The saga begins.