Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jun 2012 09:50 UTC
Legal "Oracle has agreed to accept zero dollars worth of damages from Google, three weeks after losing the major portions of the case in which Oracle accused Google of violating Java patents and copyrights in Android." From six billion to zero. It's not like Ellison needs the money. Pretty place.
Thread beginning with comment 523156
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
You are missing the point
by vaette on Thu 21st Jun 2012 11:41 UTC
vaette
Member since:
2008-08-09

What Oracle is saying here is that damages was always a red herring, they are chasing after ongoing infringement that would require Google to buy a license (which will probably be in terms of a cost per device). The maximum damages were always a lot lower than the potential of getting a slice of the Android pie indefinitely, and possibly being able to bring it back into the more Oracle-controlled Java sphere.

Reply Score: 5

RE: You are missing the point
by acobar on Thu 21st Jun 2012 15:27 in reply to "You are missing the point"
acobar Member since:
2005-11-15

And they failed miserably on this first round. Will they stand up and fight again? If good sense prevail about their last combat, may be not, but we are talking about Oracle on which case we never know. Perhaps, they see it like they lost a battle but the war is still going on.

They may try again but the more I see the whole picture the more I doubt they will succeed on any noteworthy aspect.

Reply Parent Score: 3