Is Google Fighting The Lost Battle Of Android Patent? Oracle Rejects Google Offer!

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A legal war between Oracle and Google started in 2010. Oracle sued Google for infringement of  Java patent in its Android OS. Oracle claimed that the search giant will have to pay hundreds of millions of dollars for the infringement of the patents. However, a trail is set for reconciliation of the legal war between these two companies on April 16 this year before the district court judge “William Alsup” in San Francisco.

Google recently proposed a deal to Oracle that if Oracle succeeded to prove infringement of patent before the district court judge in San Francisco against Google, then Google will not endeavor to retaliate Oracle only if it accepts the Google’s proposals. Google attempted to overwhelm Oracle by roughly paying of $2.8 million for its damage. Besides, Google has also offered for further damage it will pay 0.5% of Android revenue to Oracle on one patent and 0.015% on the second patent until these expire in December this year and April 2018 respectively.

In defend of its proposal, Google explains that those damages figure quite legitimate with what had calculated by the district court-appointed expert after hearing all the claims in the case. Google clearly elaborated that it offers Android free of cost to handset manufacturers and the company generates revenue from the ads which it sells on the system.

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In October last year, Google said that its mobile business (from Android OS) was generating revenue at the annual rate of $2.5 billion. Basically, the revenue is drive from the ads Google services which are being displayed on Android and iOS devices.

However,  Oracle rebuffed the Google’s proposition, and said, it’s unacceptable because the compensation provided by the company is too low. The company has also declared that it would not give up the legal crackdown against Android.

It’s well known that Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems in 2010 and thereafter Java became the part of the company. In recent months, Oracle had to withdraw several patents claims which were declared unfounded by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

source: Reuters

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