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Oracle calls Larry Page to court over Android

Firm is harassing executive
Fri Jul 15 2011, 09:38

ENTERPRISE IT firm Oracle wants a word with Google CEO Larry Page over his firm's use of Java in the Android mobile operating system.

The latest request in the court wrangling sees Oracle continue to push the patent litigation claims that it lodged against Google last year. Oracle asserts that much of the Android operating system infringes on its patents that it got when it bought Sun Microsystems in 2010.

According to Reuters, a court filing made on Tuesday of this week requests Page's attendance in court because he made the decision to buy Android and its contentious OS.

"Mr. Page also participated in negotiations that took place between Sun and Google regarding a Java license for Android and in subsequent communications with Oracle's CEO, Larry Ellison," reads the filing.

Google responded, saying that it thought the demand was "harassing" because it was not necessary to call Page, since there were other people who could also answer the questions.

"Oracle should not be permitted to do so," Google added. µ


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