Oracle CEO Takes Stand In Copyright Infringement Trial
(San Francisco, CA) – The copyright showdown between technology heavyweights Oracle and Google continues in a federal courtroom in San Francisco. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison took the stand yesterday, the second day of what’s expected to be a ten-week-long trial. The business software maker is trying to prove to jurors that Google used Java programming tools to build its Android software that currently powers more than 300-million mobile devices. Oracle acquired the rights to Java when it bought Sun Microsystems two years ago. It’s seeking nearly one-billion dollars in damages.