“It’s on: Google and Oracle are set to go to trial two weeks from today now that a last-ditch attempt at a settlement has failed,” Rachel King reports for CNET.
“Last week, Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal asked both parties to give settlement talks another chance, with a decision required by April 9. Even though they had another week, it must have been clear that a settlement just isn’t in the cards,” King reports. “Grewal — the same judge who presided over similarly failed settlement talks last fall — issued a memo on Monday explained that ‘the parties have reached an irreconcilable impasse in their settlement discussions with the undersigned,’ and that ‘no further conferences shall be convened.’ Even more simply, Grewal wrote ‘in the end, some cases just need to be tried.'”
King reports, “Oracle is suing Google over Java-related patents and technology that appear on the Android mobile operating system.”
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