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Google charges $4 billion to Oracle for the costs of the trial

Google charges $ 4 billion to Oracle for the costs of the trial

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When he began the Trial against , Larry Ellison’s company expected to be paid USD $6,000 million in compensation for using intellectual property without permission of Sun in the creation of Android. Now that the trial ended, and that Google went largely victorious , the Mountain View company expects Oracle to pay $4 million for the costs he had to defend itself demand.

Google entered the request late last week, indicating that the company “is the prevailing party and is entitled to recover its costs.”

Oracle sued Google in 2010 alleging that the company had copied 37 Java APIs as well as platform code. The jury decided that Google was guilty of copying a total of nine lines of code and two test files, but nothing more. As a result, Judge William Alsup said that Google does not owe anything to Oracle and had not infringed any copyrights.

Oracle expects to appeal the sentence, however, you may have to pay the $4 million anyway.

Link: Google hands Oracle $4m legal bill after marrying Android Java (Inquirer)

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