Oracle Attys Grill Google Exec Over Java License Emails

Law360, San Francisco (April 23, 2012, 8:12 PM EDT) -- Andy Rubin, the person behind the Android operating system, was grilled Monday over emails he sent to Google Inc. executives indicating the company would need a license to use Oracle Corp.'s Java code, as the tech giants began a second week of battle over Java copyrights.

Rubin's testimony followed indications by the trial judge that questions over the scope of copyright protection for Java application programming interface packages, the so-called APIs Oracle claims Google stole and incorporated into its Android platform, would be decided by the...
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