Google denies stealing Oracle’s technology in developing Android. Internet giant said the company did not even need a Java license in the green robot operating system. Defense in federal court in San Francisco, United States (U.S.), Google’s attempt to scuttle the move Oracle ask for $ 1 billion in damages associated with the patent case.
“Google does not need a license to use the programming language Java in Android,” Google lawyer said Robert Van Nest, quoted by Bloomberg, on Wednesday (18/04/2012).
As is known, Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems (who has Java) worth USD 5.6 billion in early 2010 ago. Thus, Java belongs to Oracle.
Java itself is a technology used in various types of internet-based products.
Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison said that Oracle’s Java is a major asset, given its extensive use in various electronic devices, from PCs to DVD players.