Earlier this year Oracle was battling Google in court, claiming Android was violating its patents.At the start of the suit, Oracle was looking to take $6 billion from Google for damages.
The case is over. Oracle lost.
Instead of getting $6 billion, it could end up owing Google $4 million for legal expenses, Groklaw reports.
The judge told Oracle that its damages claim was ridiculous and so Oracle’s expert witness had to keep coming up with new damages estimates. On the third try, the Judge said that if Oracle lost the case, Oracle would have to pay for Google’s legal fees.
So Google just handed Oracle the bill.
Amazingly, Oracle actually hasn’t completely given up. It did win on two minor incidents of copyright infringement. Oracle is still trying to get something out of those wins (which should amount to $300,000 at most, we previously reported.)
But Google thinks that this is Oracle’s attempt to slither itself into a new trial and along with the bill for legal expenses, it asked the court to deny its latest motion.