ADVFN - Advanced Financial Network.
HOME» NASDAQ » G » GOOG Stock Price » GOOG Stock News

Google Inc. Share News

 Google Inc. (mm) Stock Price
GOOG Stock Price
 Google Inc. (mm) Stock Chart
GOOG Stock Chart
 Google Inc. (mm) Stock News
GOOG Stock News
 Google Inc. (mm) Company Information
GOOG Company Information
 Google Inc. (mm) Stock Trades
GOOG Stock Trades

Google Android Chief Confronted With Old Emails

By John Letzing Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES SAN FRANCISCO -(Dow Jones)- The Google Inc. (GOOG) executive in charge of its Android mobile phone software at the heart of the company's dispute with Oracle Corp. (ORCL) was confronted Monday by a series of internal emails he wrote years earlier cautioning the search company against an "uncharacteristically" aggressive use of outside intellectual property to develop the technology. Andy Rubin, Google's senior vice president of mobile, was shown during his testimony at a trial in San Francisco a series of emails he wrote about six years ago advising others at Google that the company should buy the right to use Sun Microsystems' Java technology in Android. Oracle, which acquired Sun in 2010, has sued Google for allegedly infringing patents and copyrights with Android that protect Java. An Oracle attorney pressed Rubin on statements he had made in his emails, including doubts that Google could safely and legitimately develop its own version of Java for Android without paying Sun for the privilege--as others in the technology industry have. "It would be uncharacteristically aggressive for us to position ourselves against the industry," Rubin wrote in a 2005 email presented Monday. Google released Android in 2008, and it has since become widely used among mobile device makers. Oracle argues that Google simply opted to use Java without properly obtaining the legal right to do so. Earlier in the day, attorneys for both companies jostled over a document showing that Rubin's former company, mobile phone start-up Danger Inc., had purchased a Java license from Sun. Oracle's counsel argued the document makes clear Oracle didn't invent the notion that Sun required licensing for Java's specifications after Oracle bought Sun, as Google has suggested--and implied Google, too, has known it required such a license. Google countered that allowing the document into evidence would be too confusing for the jury. Judge William Alsup sided with Oracle, however. Rubin left Danger and started Android Inc., which was later acquired by Google in 2005 to form the basis of its mobile phone software. The second week of the trial in San Francisco had begun with Judge Alsup remarking it seemed Google was admitting to copying the Java specifications at issue. "I quibble with the word copy," a Google attorney countered, adding that while Google acknowledges it "used" portions of Java, they are not portions that should be protected by copyright. The initial, copyright portion of the trial is expected to conclude next week, though the entire trial including a portion devoted to patents may last about two months. -By John Letzing, Dow Jones Newswires; 415-765-8230; john.letzing@dowjones.com

Stock News for Google Inc. (GOOG)
DateTimeHeadline
03/05/201512:48:14Study: Self-Driving Cars Would Cut 90% of Crashes--2nd update
03/05/201512:35:20Google Complies With India Order to Block Links to Film
03/04/201514:50:07Silicon Valley Wage Settlement Gets Tentative OK
03/04/201514:39:17Silicon Valley Wage Settlement Gets Tentative OK--Update
03/04/201514:31:34Silicon Valley Pay Settlement Gets Tentative OK
03/03/201518:02:26Tech Firms Buy Up Property for Future Growth
03/03/201517:32:24BMW, Mercedes Sales Rise in February -Executives
03/03/201513:10:53EU: Antitrust Chief Met Google Staff Including Eric Schmidt on...
03/02/201518:21:13Mary Lou Jepsen Leaves Google to Join Facebook's Oculus - Re/code
03/02/201512:10:11PayPal to Buy Mobile Payments Firm Paydiant
03/02/201512:00:34PayPal To Buy Mobile Payments Firm Paydiant
03/02/201502:18:09Correction to Facebook Article
03/01/201520:52:11Is Facebook Friend or Foe for Telecom Operators?
03/01/201512:59:48Samsung Looks to Outsmart Apple, Google on Mobile Payments
02/28/201521:33:23Spotify's Revenue Rose in 2013, But Losses Continued - 2nd Update
02/27/201515:02:34Obama Aides Break Tradition in Career Path After White House...
02/27/201505:42:41Chinese Internet Giants Get Into the Mobile Game
02/26/201514:30:23Microsoft Closing Two Handset Plants in China
02/25/201522:03:22Homegrown Technology Startups Take Root in Tehran
02/25/201521:02:46Three Brooklyn Men Accused of Plot to Join ISIS -- Update

Google Inc. and other NASDAQ stock quotes are delayed by at least 20 minutes.
All other stock price and quote data is delayed by at least 15 minutes unless otherwise stated. By accessing the services available at ADVFN you are agreeing to be bound by ADVFN's Terms & Conditions
Contact Us | Copyright 1999-2007 ADVFN PLC. | Privacy Policy | Investment Warning | Data accreditations | Investor Relations

ADVFNADVFN ItalyADVFN GermanyADVFN FranceADVFN BrazilADVFN JapanADVFN UKADVFN US noad