SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 28: Google CEO Eric Schmidt speaks during the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference on September 28, 2010 in San Francisco, California. The TechCruch Disrupt Conference runs through September 29. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Eric Schmidt, after ignoring Oracle chief Larry Ellison's comments about Google and its chief being "evil" last week and stealing from his company, finally took to Google+ to voice answer the comments.
The Google chairman decided to write a few paragraphs addressing Ellison's views. From Google+:
We typically try to avoid getting dragged into public battles with other companies. But I’ve gotten a lot of questions about Larry Ellison’s claims that Google “took [Oracle’s] stuff”. It’s simply untrue -- and that’s not just my opinion, but the judgment of a U.S. District Court.
Schmidt goes on to cite the 2012 patent and copyright infringement case where Google wasn't found to have violated Oracle's patents. Instead, Schmidt mentioned that Oracle's attempt to patent "using the 'structure, sequence and organization' of APIs, the language that allows different computer programs and systems to talk to each other" was overstepping by attempting to copyright an idea.