Google is asking for $4 million in compensation from Oracle after the Android vs Oracle lawsuit with Google wanting no less than $4 million. Lawsuits take time and money, $2.9 million of expenses for the lawsuit on Google’s side was just from getting the documents and copying them for the lawsuit. There was a massive total of 97 million documents Google prepared for the case.
Oracle will most likely end up having to pay for legal fees but whether Google gets the whole $4 million is unknown, but the same judge who said Google didn’t need to pay Oracle anything for patent allegations is the Judge who will decide the amount required.
“Google prevailed on a substantial part of the litigation. Oracle recovered none of the relief it sought in this litigation. Accordingly, Google is the prevailing party and is entitled to recover costs,” Google’s legal brief said.
This could potentially be a blow for Oracle who thought they would win this lawsuit. Now the next part of this whole ordeal could see Oracle having to pay the price. Whether it’s $1 million or $4 million, it will still be a big blow for the company.
We’ll keep you updated on what happens.
Source: Slash Gear