engine - 2:33 pm on Sep 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
Google's Larry Page and Oracle's Larry Ellison Ordered To Meet Over Lawsuit [news.cnet.com]
Oracle's Larry Ellison and Google's Larry Page are expected to face each other on September 19 in an attempt to settle the year-long patent infringement case between their respective companies.
After trying to skirt any appearances by promising to send other people to the conference table, the two CEOs were ordered by U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal last Friday to attend the settlement talks themselves.
Beyond the September 19 appearance, the two chief executives may also need to show up for further discussions on September 20 and September 30.
The two companies have been embroiled in a legal battle since Oracle launched a suit against Google in August 2010, arguing that the search giant has been violating its many patents for Java.