Google copied Java in Android, expert says

An intellectual property expert has uncovered 43 instances where it appears that Google copied Java code without permission in the most recent versions of the Android operating system.

The discovery could challenge Google's defense in a dispute with Oracle over Java patents and copyright material in Android.

"The discovery process could be very fruitful for Oracle, and may become dreadful for Google," wrote Florian Mueller, who has been closely following the case and founded the NoSoftwarePatents campaign, in a blog post.

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