Summary Box: Oracle spars with Google in trial

Summary Box: Oracle takes on Google in opening day of trial over Android technology rights

Associated Press

LEGAL SHOWDOWN: Oracle delivered its opening statement in a federal court trial revolving around its allegations that Google stole a key piece of programming technology called Java to build the Android operating system that now powers more than 300 million smartphones and computer tablets.

FIRST JABS: In an hour-long presentation before a jury Monday, Oracle Corp. lawyer Michael Jacobs highlighted a series of internal emails indicating Google's top executives knew the company needed pay licensing fees to use Java in Android. A licensing agreement was never worked out.

NEXT ROUND: Google Inc.'s lawyers will counter with their opening statement Tuesday.

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