Google Inc may put to trial as early as Tuesday in the courtrooms of San Francisco in a case in which Oracle Corp alleges the search giant for infringing a number of patents of the technology that it owns since 2010.
Google’s operating system for smartphones, Android, uses the Java technology as its basic source code. Oracle accuses Google that it has not obtained a license for using Java into building Android that has become the most used OS in the mobile phones today.
A judge ordered Larry Page (Google’s chief) and Larry Ellison (Oracle’s chief executive) last year to meet fact-to-face in order to reach a settlement, but no accord was formed.
Oracle attorney says that “Google is damaging the entire Java ecosystem”.
Google is reported to ask its developers to look for an alternative for Android’s code. If the search engine loses the case it will have to pay $1billion to business software giant. Albeit, Google says that damages cost less than the figure pressed by Oracle.