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The stage has been set for a lengthy courtroom battle between Google and Oracle, after talks of an out of court settlement between the two companies over the use of Java on Android have failed. A federal judge who presided over the negotiations said that there were too many irreconcilable differences, aka Google not willing to pay enough. The two parties are scheduled to meet again on April 16, but this time in the court of law. Having finalized the acquisition of Sun Microsystems in 2010 for a princely sum of US$4.7 billion, Oracle quickly put its patent lawsuit goggles…

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[We updated the title from "to receive" to "to request" to avoid confusions] When Oracle sued Google back in 2010 about alleged Java-related patent violations, many were stunned by the move, especially considering the fact that Oracle is a founding member of the Linux Foundation. Given the fact that the respective patents were used in a Linux-based mobile OS (Android, of course), it was quite surprising that Oracle was going after a member of the ecosystem that they claimed to defend. When the trial first started, Oracle expected to gain somewhere between $1B to north of $6B (yes, SIX BILLION)…