Oracle, Google File Heated Trial Briefs In $8B IP Showdown

By Daniel Siegal (April 21, 2016, 10:59 PM EDT) -- Oracle and Google filed briefs Wednesday ahead of their looming $8 billion copyright infringement trial, with Oracle seeking to bar Google from using its software code for the Android operating system, and Google saying Oracle was using the courts to cut into the smartphone business.

The two tech giants filed their respective briefs for the upcoming May 9 trial, following months of rancor over whether Google's unauthorized use of code found in Oracle Corp.'s Java software was protected by fair use. The issue was previously brought before the court in 2012 and resulted in mixed rulings on appeal.

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