Google On Defensive In Oracle's Java Appeal At Fed. Circ.

Law360, Washington (December 4, 2013, 9:36 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday pressed Google Inc. to explain why a lower court did not err in ruling that its Android mobile operating system hadn't infringed Oracle's copyrighted Java software, while Oracle accused Google of taking its protected code to obtain a dominant position in the smartphone market.

At oral argument in the closely watched case, a three-judge panel appeared skeptical of U.S. District Judge William Alsup's May 2012 decision. The decision, combined with a related ruling, let Google off the hook for more than...
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