Oracle Gets OK To Quiz Google CEO In Android IP Row

Law360, New York (July 22, 2011, 5:57 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday granted a bid by Oracle America Inc. to interrogate Google Inc.'s chief executive Larry Page as part of a patent infringement fight between the technology giants over the Android smartphone operating system.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu issued an order allowing Oracle to depose Page specifically on his knowledge of Google negotiations to secure a Java license for Android and on his decision to purchase Android Inc. The suit, launched in August 2010, accuses Google of lifting code for...
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