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Oracle must pay Google’s costs after Java complaint fell apart

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Thu Jun 07 2012, 16:23
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HAVING LOST its Java copyright and patent infringement lawsuit against Google, Oracle has been ordered to pick up Google's costs for responding to Oracle's damages expert's third report.

Oracle lost its lawsuit against Google last week and had to accept that it is not going to get the billions in reparations that it was after.

US District Court Judge William Alsup ruled that the 37 application programming interfaces (APIs) that Oracle accused Google of infringing are not copyrightable, meaning that Google was free to use them all along. The jury found that Google did not infringe Oracle's patents.

Oracle said that it will appeal, but web site Android Authority reports that Judge Alsup has delivered yet another blow, a court order that says Oracle must pay Google's costs associated with Oracle's third damages expert report.

Oracle seems to have tried Judge Alsup's patience by trying to submit the third damages expert report after the first two were rejected by the court.

At the time Judge Alsup warned Oracle that if it lost it would have to pick up the tab for Google's costs associated with responding to the third damages expert report, and Oracle agreed to that condition. Oracle reportedly must pay Google $300,000 to cover those costs. µ


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