At Android Trial Larry Page Spars with the Oracle Attorney: On Thursday, Larry Page the chief executive of the Google’s parent company told the jurors in the court that, in millions of smartphones Google did not pay to use the Oracle’s software, but the company believed that their intellectual property was free for anyone to use.
At Android Trial Larry Page Spars with the Oracle Attorney
At San Francisco federal court in a retrial, Oracle Corp has claimed that Google’s Android smartphone operating system was violated its copyright on the parts of Java i.e. a development platform. Alphabet Inc’s Google unit said that it should be able to use the Java without paying a fee under fair-use provision of the copyright law.
In 2012 a trial was ended in a deadlock jury, and if current jury rules against the Google on fair use, then it would consider that the Oracle’s request for $9 billion will be in damages.
By the software developers the case has been closely watched, who fear an Oracle victory that could spur more software copyright lawsuits. However, the investors see some little risk for Google because the company could afford to pay only a one-time fine and the possibility of the injunction that would force the Google to pay ongoing royalities to the Oracle appears remote.
Page, whose vocal cords have been affected by the previous medical condition they spoke quietly into the microphone that, Sorry I’m a little bit soft, he said to the jurors.
About the importance of Android to Google’s business, Oracle attorney Peter Bicks sharply questioned Page, by pointing to documents noting billions of dollars in the revenue, as well as the earnings transcripts in which the Page said 700,000 Android phones were a ‘lit up’ everyday.
Bicks also asked Page if the Google paid Oracle for the use of Java, that was developed by Sun Microsystems in early 1990s and it is acquired by Oracle in 2010.
Then Page said, that he thinks when Sun established Java it was established as the open source thing.
Then Bicks repeated the question. Then Page said that, they didn’t pay for the free and open things.