Google founder in court for smartphone patents showdown

Sun Microsystems wanted $30 million to $50 million from Google for a Java license, but Google decided to build its own implementation for Android after negotiations broke down, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt reportedly said during testimony in the Oracle/Google trial today. Jurors were shown an e-mail exchange between Schmidt and Jonathan Schwartz, the two CEOs of Google and Sun at the time Google developed and released Android. The e-mails showed the companies discussing a potential partnership between Google and Sun. Google didn’t object to the amount of money Sun wanted, but it didn’t want to give up too much control over Android. Read the comments on this post

Google founder in court for smartphone patents showdown

Google's founder and chief executive, Larry Page, suited up for an appearance in court in San Francisco yesterday in what is shaping up as one of the most significant battles over smartphone ...

Wed 18 Apr 12 from The Independent

Google CEO Page returns to stand in Oracle trial

(AP) -- Google CEO Larry Page returned to the witness stand Wednesday in Oracle's patent and copyright case against the Internet search leader over its popular Android operating system for phones ...

Wed 18 Apr 12 from Phys.org

Oracle CEO mulled expansion into smartphones

(AP) -- Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says he wanted to compete against Google's Android software in the smartphone market before deciding to sue his potential rival instead.

Tue 17 Apr 12 from Phys.org

Google says Oracle sued after own market failure

(AP) -- A Google lawyer is seeking to convince a jury that Oracle sued the search company for copyright infringement only after Oracle failed in its own attempts to build mobile software.

Tue 17 Apr 12 from Phys.org

Oracle skewers Google as Android trial opens

Oracle began Monday trying to convince a jury that Google's top executives have long known that they stole a key piece of technology to build the Android software that now powers more than more ...

Tue 17 Apr 12 from Phys.org

Oracle focuses on Google emails in Android trial

Oracle intends to rely heavily on Google's own internal emails to prove Google's top executives knew they were stealing a popular piece of technology to build the Android software that now powers ...

Mon 16 Apr 12 from Phys.org

Ahead of the Bell: Oracle-Google trial

(AP) -- Oracle and Google are set to face each other in court in San Francisco on Monday.

Mon 16 Apr 12 from Phys.org

Sun wanted up to $50 million from Google for Java license, Schmidt says

Sun Microsystems wanted $30 million to $50 million from Google for a Java license, but Google decided to build its own implementation for Android after negotiations broke down, Google Executive ...

Tue 24 Apr 12 from Arstechnica

Oracle confronts Google's Schmidt about Java

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google's former chief executive, Eric Schmidt, testified in court on Tuesday that he could not recall whether he was told in 2005 by people within his company that ...

Tue 24 Apr 12 from Reuters Technology

Google's Schmidt set to testify in smartphone trial

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google's former chief executive, Eric Schmidt, is slated to testify on Tuesday as Oracle's final witness in the first part of a high stakes trial over smartphone technology, ...

Tue 24 Apr 12 from Reuters Technology

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