When Oracle took Google to court over Android things didn’t turn out so well for it. As you might expect Oracle is not satisfied with an outcome that left them holding a $4 million bill for Google’s court costs. The inevitable appeal has been filed with the United States District Court in California.
Oracle ordered to pay Google $1 million in legal fees
The legal saga between Oracle and Google has come to an end, with the judge deciding to throw the book at Oracle and order them to pay for Google's legal fees. Oracle gets $0 and even has to pay Google a million dollars, even as it originally sought $6 billion in patent-related damages.
Google names paid consultants in Oracle patent case, including prominent Stanford law professor
Google already submitted their list, although the company continues to insist that "neither it nor its counsel has paid an author, journalist, commentator or blogger to report or comment on any issues in this case." The list includes two categories: current and former Google employees, and individuals who work with organizations that are currently receiving donations from Google.
Judge not satisfied with Google’s non-disclosure of paid commenters, gives August 24 deadline
Judge Alsup has said that the court is only asking for a reasonable disclosure, noting how Google earlier claimed that listing everyone would be impossible given the number of bloggers and publications earning from Google's ad network. Google is given until August 24 to submit names.
Florian Mueller listed as the only blogger on the payroll of either Oracle or Google in patent litigation case
Prominent patent blogger Florian Mueller, has been named by Oracle as a paid consultant on competition issues. Google, meanwhile, has sought clarification on whether the numerous bloggers and websites that earn from its advertising network should also be included in this list, given that it would be impossible to name them all.