Oracle, Google Fisticuffs Begin in Earnest

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http://ectnews.com.feedsportal.com – While it won't likely go down as the "trial of the century," the legal showdown between Oracle and Google that began in San Francisco federal court on Monday could still be quite significant. The case has already been characterized as "the World Series of IP cases" by U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who is presiding over the trial. It could have a substantial impact on intellectual property law, as Oracle seeks nearly $1 billion in damages and injunctions, claiming that Google used parts of Oracle's Java software to create the Android operating system. (General)