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Oracle and Google Square Off In Billion-Dollar Trial Over Free Code
2012-04-16 08:41:38

US District Judge William Alsup is calling a $1 billion conflict between Silicon Valley giants, “the World Series” of high-tech law cases. Google and Oracle are squaring off today for the start of their high-stakes patent and copyright feud with Judge Alsup in the role of umpire.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.