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26 Apr 12 Former Google Android Engineer Removed Java Tech After Suit


–Ex-Google Android engineer says he removed some elements of Sun’s Java technology after Oracle filed lawsuit

–Oracle alleges Google copied portions of Java and that Android therefore infringes copyrights and patents that protect the technology

(Adds details of evidence on Google revenue projections)

SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)–A former Google Inc. (GOOG) engineer who played a key role developing the Android mobile phone software–now under legal fire from Oracle Corp. (ORCL)–testified that he removed some elements of Sun’s Java technology after litigation had begun.

Oracle bought Sun in early 2010 and sued Google roughly eight months later. The Redwood Shores, Calif., …

Article source: http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20120425-724711.html

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