A US federal judge focused on advertising technology on Friday

Google's motion to dismiss the Justice Department's antitrust case

Rejected, saying that the government's case was strong enough to proceed.

The government that filed the Ed Tech lawsuit in January has argued

Google should be forced to sell its Ads Manager suite.

Google has denied any wrongdoing.

Judge Leonie Brinkema said in a federal court in Virginia,

I am going to deny defendant's motion to dismiss."

Google is a unit of Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O).