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Larry Page in court says Google did nothing wrong to Oracle

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Larry Page in court says Google did nothing wrong to Oracle
Larry Page was the first to take the stand in Google's defense against Oracle's claims that the company copied Sun code in the Android operating system. Larry repeated a few of the comments that he has made before about the case, reiterating that Google did nothing wrong. 

Page couldn't provide specifics when asked about the supposedly copied code, saying that he knew there were "some disputes about some files," but that he hadn't actually seen the code or files in question despite being told about it by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison himself over dinner. Page said the files had never been sent to him, and took a jab at the claims saying he assumed there "wasn't very strong evidence." 

Page then went on to distance himself from any potential infractions, saying that he was never involved with ensuring that Android team members didn't have access to Sun or Oracle IP. Page said that responsibility likely would have been with Android chief Andy Rubin, whom Page was clear to say he did not have a "formal reporting relationship" with. 

Interesting testimony, and Page will be back on the stand tomorrow, but it sounds like the real meat of the case will come when Andy Rubin takes the stand. 

source: The Verge

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posted on 17 Apr 2012, 21:21

1. pongkie (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


didn't there was a ruling that a code is not property therefor it cant be IP. I'm not sure if this reflects the same here but if it does page is right

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/04/code-not-physical-property/

posted on 17 Apr 2012, 23:52 2

2. Scott_H (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


Your link is to a criminal case - unfortunately for Google, that ruling has no bearing on their civil case. It's hard to remember with all of the corporate BS (from all sides), but using someone else's patent isn't really "stealing" in a legal sense, it's more akin to skipping out on your rent for a couple months - you could be sued for it, but you can't go to jail for it.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 02:55

4. pongkie (Posts: 505; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


thanks for clearing that one

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 01:43 2

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5952; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Unfortunately for Oracle (and Larry), the patent claims seem to be the weakest. The strongest case appears to be copyright infringement and if copyright infringement is what tags Android, all Google needs to do is change whatever about Android is found to infringe whatever copyright is asserted. Worst case, Google has to write a check to Oracle for what - $10 or $12 million? Maybe not even that much.

Sounds like a pyrrhic victory to me.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 05:27

5. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Bhahaha! Mr. Larry, the liar. They did ''nothing'' to Apple, Microsoft, Oracle, Nokia and that is why there are thousands of court trials against Giggle. They also ''invented'' Handroid, by juuust a little ''help'' from RIM and Apple. Only fools believe you, Mr. Larry.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 07:26

6. networkdood (Posts: 6326; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


yeah, the asian soccer dude is here.....yahoooooooo

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