angry tapir quotes a report from Computerworld: Oracle is seeking as much as $9.3 billion in damages in a long-running copyright lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android, court filings show. Oracle sued Google six years ago, claiming the search giant needs a license to use parts of the Java platform in Google’s market-leading mobile OS.
The two companies first went to trial in 2012, but the jury was split on whether or not Google’s use of Java was protected by “fair use.” Now they’re headed back to the courtroom for a new trial scheduled to begin May 9, where Oracle’s Larry Ellison and Google’s Eric Schmidt will be present. Currently, the sum Oracle is asking for is about 10 times as much as when the two companies went to trial in 2012.
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