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Oracle's Google Android patent lawsuit cut down to size

Mar 21, 2012, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

Instead of extracting billions from Google for violating its Java software patents in Android, Oracle will be lucky to get over a $100-million from its intellectual property (IP) lawsuit. That?s chump change by mega-company standards.

Taking into consideration the legal costs, Oracle could have made more money if it had just offered Google an open-ended Java license in the first place. Larry Ellison, Oracle?s God-King and CEO, will have to wait another year before buying the sharks with lasers on their heads to guard his mega-yacht.

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