Oracle Seeks $9.3 Billion Payday From Google Over Java Use In Android
The dispute between Oracle and Google is one that's been going on for over a half a decade. Oracle initially
With the matter still unresolved, Oracle and Google will face off at a federal district court in San Francisco beginning May 9, 2016. It's expected that some big names will take the stand, among them Oracle founder Larry Ellison and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who is now the executive chairman of Alphabet Inc., Google's parent company.
The $9.3 billion Oracle is seeking in damages is far greater than the sum it originally sued Google for in 2010. It's based on calculations made by an expert Oracle hired, though Google also hired a damages expert who's likely to come up with a significantly lesser sum. That sum hasn't been revealed yet, but a recent filing by Oracle suggests it will be no more than $100 million.
Oracle's inflated figure compared to last time takes into account six additional versions of Android going up to (and including) Lollipop. It also underscores how much the smartphone market has grown in the past six years.