Oracle's attorney tried to get Eric Schmidt to admit that Google was creepy
Do you know Henrique?
The two companies have been embroiled in a legal battle over the issue for six years, with a previous trial in 2012 that led to a judge's ruling that Google did not infringe on Oracle's APIs. Oracle won an appeal, and the two sides are now back in court again. Google argues that its use of Java APIs should be free, covered under the "fair use" provision.As for the testimony, according to several transcripts reported from the trial, it sounds like Schmidt bested Oracle's lawyer on multiple occassions.For instance, there was a bit where Bicks asked Schmidt if he recognized the name Henrique de Castro, the well-known executive who ran Google's mobile business while Schmidt was CEO.
Schmidt kept telling the lawyer that he did not recognize the name. And when Schmidt finally did say he recognized it, he told the lawyer that he had been pronouncing the it wrong. Touché.
The lawyer also asked questions to get Schmidt to admit that Google makes a lot of money on Android, which seemed to work. This will later serve to bolster Oracle's claim that Google owes Oracle billions of dollars.And finally, Bicks asked Schmidt to talk about one more controversial public statements. "Google policy is to get right up to the creepy line but not cross it."
But that line of questioning was cut off by US District Judge William Alsup, who would not let the testimony continue past the 1 p.m. cutoff.
Alsup promised the jury that the day would end at 1 p.m. and that means, Schmidt is expected to be back in court tomorrow to finish answering Bick's questions.
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