Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Google claims no shred of evidence in patent dispute

Cnet reports that Google's counsel followed up with it`s closing statements in phase two of its legal battle against Oracle on Tuesday morning.

Google`s attorney Robert Van Nest delivered closing arguments starting off by reminding the jury "this case is not about Java versus Android."

Van Nest outlined Google's core points:

* Google made "fundamentally different design choices for Android" without any specific knowledge of Sun Microsystems's patent portfolio

* Android's Dalvik Virtual Machine does not infringe U.S. Patent No. RE38,104

* Android's dx tool does not infringe U.S. Patent No. 6,061,520

"There isn't a shred of evidence that anyone at Google on the design team had seen these patents," according Van Nest, stating that Oracle "admitted" that it didn't mention these specific patents to anyone at Google until the lawsuit was filed by Oracle back in July 2010.

Not over yet, guaranteed to get messy.


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