According to the calculation of an Oracle representative experts around $ 8.8 billion related to the profits that should have Google by the copyright violations and $ 475 million in lost licensing revenue.
As is clear from the court documents, the Computerworld, makes Oracle in a legal dispute with Google for the use of Java in Android compensation of $ 9.3 billion claim. The number itself, which is about ten times as high as the originally requested compensation, has established an Oracle representative expert. The higher amount should correspond to the growth of the smartphone market and also the Google-developed Android operating system.
In addition, the new method against six other Android versions, including Android 5.0 Lollipop is. According to the report, is not excluded, however, that Oracle has to reduce his claim to the beginning of the new process.
Since 2010, Oracle and Google argue 37 Java APIs, which are part of Android. Oracle took over Sun Microsystems in 2009, accusing Google of copyright infringement. The Internet group argues, in turn, his use of the code case under the “Fair Use”provision.
While the first instance denied copyright protection, decided by an appellate court in may 2014, the 37 Java application programming interfaces, but the copyright is subject to. It left open the question of whether Google’s use of the APIs in Android nevertheless, in accordance with the Fair-Use principle, as a fair use permitted. The decision of this question remanded it to the district court in Northern California, which is now also on the amount of compensation.
The Supreme court of the United States declined, however, in June 2015, Google’s invocation. It had cut the “Fair Use”question, and the copyright for programming as a problem of Principle classified – an assessment that is not joined to the Supreme Court.
According to the report, Google has appointed its own expert for the determination of possible damage. Its report was not yet a written set of Oracle suggested, however, the assumption that Google is limiting, at least a portion of the claim to a maximum of $ 100 million.
However, Oracle’s claim of $ 9.3 billion refers primarily on profits, which is to have Google only because the Java implementation in Android violated copyright, according to the report. Oracle’s expert James Malackowski Vera propose for 8,829 billion dollars. Oracle’s actual damages, including loss of license revenue represented, however, only on the $ 475 million.
In January, it was reported that Oracle, Google estimates that since 2008, with Android generated profit of 22 billion dollars. The balance sheet of the financial year 2015 was, however, a net profit of a 16.35 billion dollars. The years 2014 and 2013, the company, however, with a Surplus of 14,14 or 12.73 billion dollars.
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