Having analyzed Google's latest filings in the case, I have no more doubt that Oracle's damages expert calculated damages that would, at least if tripled due to willful infringement, amount to a billion-dollar figure. And that's just damages: if Oracle wins, Google will also face an injunction and need to negotiate a license deal (in the alternative, all existing Dalvik-based apps would have to be ported to a new app platform).
Yesterday Google filed the Daubert motion, which amounts to 48 pages including supporting declarations. In addition, there are more than 500 pages of non-sealed supporting documents and an unknown number of pages of sealed exhibits. Even some of the non-sealed material is redacted, and it makes reference to the report written by Oracle's expert, which is not publicly available. That's why it's very difficult to analyze all of what Google writes. Oracle will reply soon, and then Google may file a response to Oracle's answer, and thereafter the judge will decide.
Msg#: 4326473 posted 9:00 pm on Jun 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
Lot's of ifs but it's amazing to see the real fight in mobile---PATENTS. Microsoft also gets like $5 for each Android phone from HTC and will demand $10 from others, Oracle is jumping in, presumably IBM, Nokia, HP, Motorola and god knows who have patents too. Since Google started very late, they want to spend $900 Million to buy a bunch of Nortel patents, as protection no doubt, but others are against it [news.cnet.com...] . Very interesting