“Google proposed to pay Oracle a percentage of Android revenue – [0.5 percent of Android revenue on one patent until it expires this December and 0.015 percent on a second patent until it expires in April 2018] – if Oracle could prove patent infringement of the mobile operating technology at an upcoming trial, but Oracle rebuffed the offer as too low, according to a court filing late on Tuesday,” Dan Levine reports for Reuters.
“Oracle Corp sued Google Inc in 2010, claiming the Internet search leader’s Android technology infringed Oracle’s Java patents,” Levine reports. “A trial is set for April 16 before U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco.”
Levine reports, “Oracle also sued for alleged copyright infringement. Oracle has contended that Google should pay hundreds of millions of dollars on that claim, which is separate from the patents… Oracle said… [it] would not give up the possibility of winning an injunction against Android. ‘Oracle cannot agree to unilaterally give up its rights, on appeal and in this court, to seek full redress for Google’s unlawful conduct,’ the company said in the filing.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Gee, how will Oracle ever prove that a line-by-line copy is infringement?
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” and “Sarah” for the heads up.]
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