Google, Oracle Should Let Young Attys Argue, Judge Says

By Kelly Knaub (August 12, 2016, 6:06 PM EDT) -- Counsel for Google Inc. and Oracle America Inc. should give their young attorneys opportunities to argue in court, a California federal judge told the parties in a short order on Friday in a dispute over whether Oracle's Java code can be copyrighted.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup politely urged counsel for the companies in a one-page notice to keep in mind the need for "the next generation of practitioners" to provide arguments and gain courtroom experience.

"The court will particularly welcome any lawyer with four or fewer years of experience to argue the upcoming motions," the judge said.

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