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Google and Oracle won’t settle, go back fighting in court

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Google and Oracle won’t settle, go back fighting in court
With recent talks about a settlement, it seemed that the legal madness was about to stop, at least when it comes to Google and Oracle, but the two companies again failed to reach a settlement and are going back in court in two weeks. Just last week, Judge Paul Grewal asked the two parties to try and reach a decision to settle by April 9th, but obviously Oracle thought Google’s proposal to get a 0.515% cut of Android revenue by 2018 too low. Additionally, Oracle would have gotten this cut only if it won the case for patent infringement.

Grewal now summarized that "the parties have reached an irreconcilable impasse in their settlement discussions with the undersigned," and "no further conferences shall be convened."

Quite honestly, the judge noted down that “some cases just need to be tried.”

Google’s proposal hinted at some extremely interesting details about the low revenue the search company makes from Android devices. From the numbers, it appears that Google makes four to five times more revenue from iOS than Android.

Oracle blames Google for “directly copying” its Java code on the Android platform, and Google’s lawyers have repeatedly defended the position that Google was in close cooperation with Java creators Sun Microsystems at the time.

So far, the case has been delayed twice - it was first scheduled for October 2011, and then for March 2012. 

source: CNET

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posted on 03 Apr 2012, 08:58 1

1. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Oracle you $faced corperation

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 10:34

2. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Huh. The part I am amused by here is Google's attempt to show a low revenue from Android while they are being sued. Now this is a "more power to ya" comment from me, but if they are showing a small cash flow, it is an accounting trick. I guarantee you their stock holders are shown a monster profit from their Android OS.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 12:01 1

3. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Oracle bought Sun Java Microsystem just to throw lawsuits at Google inorder to obtain huge amount of sum from google share profit.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 12:30 1

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

@snow - the trick is in Google's search engine (advert fee) revenue. Not unlike Apple basically breaking even on the iOS ecosystem that drives sales of iDevices.

Any numbers Google puts forth in a lawsuit (even settlement talks) have to be vetted, cause otherwise there is this matter of perjury.

posted on 03 Apr 2012, 12:52 1

5. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Oracle is trying to be like APPLE. how the hell Orcale sues Google I don't see anything how Google copies them. All the want is free money

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