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Google and Oracle in $1 Billion Court battle

April 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Search Engine News, SEO

Fireworks are expected in the largest tech lawsuit to date as a Californian law jury is sworn in to take on the case between giants Oracle and Google.

Oracle’s chief executive and founder Larry Ellison has battled with Google since August 2010 over alleged infringement of its patents and plans to sue  the search engine giant for $1 Billion.

Oracle is claiming that Google has impinged seven patents and copyrights relating to Oracles acquisition of some micro systems early in 2010. Google claims that Oracle cannot copyright parts of Java in the first place and therefore dismisses any such allegation of violation to Oracles patents.

Oracle originally set out to take $6.1 Billion worth of damages but since then the giants have successfully minimized Oracles claims to just two patents and now have a possible $1 Billion worth of damages against them.

CEO of Google, Larry Page is the first to be expected to take the stand as witness while Mr Ellison boss of Oracle is also expected to make an appearance.

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