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Judge rules Oracle must pay Google's trial costs

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Sep 2012 22:38 User comments (5)

Judge rules Oracle must pay Google's trial costs A judge has ruled that Oracle must pay $1 million to Google to reimburse them for trial costs.
The expensive trial, in which Oracle accused Google of patent violations related to Java in the Android mobile operating system, ended up with Google being the victor.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup approved Google's request to have costs recovered because they were the winning party.

Google had requested $3 million for the costs of experts and electronic searches but the full amount was rejected.

Oracle had been seeking $1 billion in damages.

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5 user comments

15.9.2012 1:59

Well I feel bad for Oracle taking into account that part of their technology was manipulated into something else that made google very rich. reminds me of Apple and microsoft business tatics all over the world. I wonder if this is what you call innovation?

25.9.2012 11:50
SmaryJerry
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How can u feel bad for Oracle!? They bought a company that had made most of their software open source in order to expand it's footprint in the digital world. Then Oracle bought out Sun Microsystems andtried to sue people for the previously made open source software. Do you call that innovation?

35.9.2012 12:02

I don't pity Oracle a bit. They've tried to make Linux distros commercial (what was once free charge big money), crush all attempts at open source software - including those by individuals who were in previously bought out companies (Open Office comes to mind).

These guys are a predatory, no prisoners left behind kind of monopoly that would even run Microsoft out of town if they could. I would hate to work for these guys unless I was an ill tempered badger on a ten year hangover.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Sep 2012 @ 12:03

45.9.2012 14:11

Originally posted by SmaryJerry:
How can u feel bad for Oracle!? They bought a company that had made most of their software open source in order to expand it's footprint in the digital world. Then Oracle bought out Sun Microsystems andtried to sue people for the previously made open source software. Do you call that innovation?
I can't agree more with what you say. Additionally orphical is also doing their best to stifle innovation. Why say that? Orphical bought up MySql and if you've been paying attention they are now slowly going about making it more and more restrictive and will make it a pain for developers to use. Many of my friends really liked MySql before it was bought by orphical, and with the latest changes are looking to move away from it.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Sep 2012 @ 14:12

57.9.2012 13:34

I am not surprised at Oracle's greed. They are an old dinosaur monopoly charging way too much for their software and services.

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