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Google offered to pay Oracle revenue from Android, was rebuffed

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Mar 2012 12:58

Google offered to pay Oracle revenue from Android, was rebuffed According to a new court filing, Google had offered to pay Oracle a small percentage of Android revenue if the company could prove Google had violated patents related to the mobile OS.
Oracle scoffed at the deal, claiming it was too low, and instead took the search giant to court. The company sued Google in 2010 and is looking for billions in damages.

Google offered to pay 0.5 percent of Android revenue on one of the patents in question until December 2012 and 0.015 percent on the second patent until April 2018. Additionally, the search giant offered $2.8 million as a settlement for the infringement.

Judge William Alsup also told Oracle that its original claim of seven patents was too bloated, so the company reduced it to two.

The trial will begin on April 16th if there is no settlement.

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