∞ Oracle says Google owes $1.4-$6.1 billion in damages

Nobody really knew the scale of Oracle’s patent lawsuit against Google, but this week the numbers came out, and they are huge. According to Oracle, damages it suffered due to the patent infringement by Google range between $1.4 billion to $6.1 billion.

Google’s letter complains about “an unprecedented fifty percent royalty rate” (on a certain base). Since a recent Oracle filing denies that claim, I hope that future filings by Oracle and/or Google will shed light on that particular question.

Oracle expert says Google owes between 1.4 and 6.1 billion dollars [FOSS Patents]



  • http://sillybeast.com rickroberts

    That’s called “gittin’ the fuck sued out you!” Grr – get ’em, Oracle.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WHFQKRUVMJSEFVO7L3UNR7OMCQ arti.fact

    Larry Ellison just wants to increase his wealth and do it by getting Google to fork it over.

  • http://twitter.com/davester13 D R

    How about Google giving Oracle a 50% royalty of what Google charges for the Android base OS…which is remarkably close to $0.00…

  • http://twitter.com/davester13 D R

    How about Google giving Oracle a 50% royalty of what Google charges for the Android base OS…which is remarkably close to $0.00…