Oracle intends to rely heavily on Google's own internal
emails to prove Google's top executives knew they were
stealing a popular piece of technology to build the Android
software that now powers more than 300 million smartphones
and tablet computers.
Oracle's strategy emerged today as one of the company's
lawyers kicked off the opening phase of a lengthy trial
pitting two Silicon Valley powerhouses.
Google lawyers will make their opening statements tomorrow.
The showdown in a San Francisco federal court centers on
allegations that Google's Android software infringes on the
patents and copyrights of Java, a programming technology that
Sun Microsystems began developing 20 years ago.
Oracle acquired the rights to Java when it bought Sun
Microsystems for $7.3 billion in 2010.
Google has denied Oracle's allegations.