Oracle claims Google infringed its Java patents, seeks $9.3 billion

  • IANS, New York
  • Updated: Mar 30, 2016 12:26 IST
Oracle is seeking $9.3 billion in damages from Google over use of Java in Android in a long running copyright lawsuit. (Wiki)

Global software and cloud major Oracle has sought $9.3 billion from search engine giant Google over software copyrights infringement, a media report said.

Oracle claims that it should receive $475 million in damages in addition to $8.8 billion relating to “profits apportioned to infringed Java copyrights”, Fortune reported, quoting IDG News Service.

Citing the court documents, the report said the two companies have been at odds over whether Google improperly used so-called APIs (application programming interfaces) related to the Java programming language to create its Android operating system.

Oracle said that Google has not paid the company for its use of Java which was developed by tech company Sun Microsystems acquired by Oracle in 2010.

Back in 2012, the companies took the issue to court but the jury was unable to determine whether Google used Java APIs fairly.

The two companies will again meet in court in May. Both of them declined to comment, the report added.

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