Google and Oracle Tvfaln to reach a settlement in the case could cost billions

Apr

18

2016

Giants Google and Oracle have failed to reach a settlement was likely to end its legal Unlike large continued between the giants for more than six years, after a meeting of all the Executive Directors of the two companies.

Oracle is demanding access to the amount of up to about US $ 9.3 billion from Google, which it accuses of violating its own first copyright because of Google’s use of some parts of the Java language within a run Android smart phone system.

Oracle says the owner of the Java language that Google used a set of programming interfaces APIs in Java illegally within Android, and also says that the use of these parts needs to obtain a license from Oracle, which is not done by Google.

The Oracle had lost the same case several years ago, where the Court found that 97% of the interfaces software used in Android is Google developing itself, and only 3% are from Oracle to develop but is non-registration of copyright terms fall under what he calls US law fair use . However, Oracle, which resumed the case demanding the right to post Google to share in the profits made by the Android system over the past years.

The date was set for the first meeting to reconsider the issue dated May 9 / May, is expected to witness the hearings attend famous figures in the world of technology to testify, including “Eric Schmidt,” Google CEO, who took over the developer team management of the Java language in 1983 when he worked at Sun Microsystems, Inc. developer original language before they acquired by Oracle. As it expected the emergence of “Larry Ellison,” Oracle manager.

It seems that Google is preparing for the worst case scenario, where it was reported that it has hired experts in the field of compensations to estimate the damages to be paid if the court ruled in favor of Oracle, where Google hopes to pay a much lower numbers than demanded by Oracle if it had to do so.

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