“Oracle made its closing statements during the first segment of the Oracle-Google trial this morning, and it all boils down to this: Google is making excuses for taking the property of Sun Microsystems — and now Oracle — and using it on Android,” Rachel King reports for CNET.

“Oracle counsel Michael Jacobs commenced by telling the jury that ‘this is a trial between large companies over really important business issues,’ and sometimes the numbers involved have been staggering, whether they refer to the lines of code or dollar amounts in question,” King reports. “Nevertheless, Jacobs said that there is really only one, simple question that needs to be answered here: Can one company use another company’s property without permission?”

King reports, “‘You will see e-mail after e-mail in which Google executives knew this day would come,’ said Jacobs.”

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