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Comment: Google and Oracle, a decade into legal combat over creation of Android, reach US Supreme Court

By Mike Swift
  • 06 Oct 2020 18:13
  • 06 Oct 2020 19:26
Google got a rough ride the last time its lawyers stood before a federal appeals court to argue that it didn’t break the law by copying key elements of Oracle’s Java programming language to create the Android operating system.

In December 2017 in Washington, a trio of judges for the US Court of

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent


Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and SiliconValley.com, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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