Google Seeking $4 Million in Legal Fees from Oracle

Remember when Oracle attempted to sue Google due to “supposed” patent infringements that were coded into Android? Google came out on top in that case when the judge ruled in favor for the search giant. Shortly after, we reported that one of the conditions Judge Williams Alsup set for Oracle for filing the case against Google was that Oracle would have to provide for Google’s legal fees if they were to lose the case. We initially reported that the dollar amount could be as high as $300,000, but now it appears that Google thinks it’s much more than that and are now demanding upwards of a cool $4 million. According to Google, “$2.9 million was spent for organization of copied court-necessary documents, $143,341 for transcript services, and $986,978 for compensation of the court-appointed experts.”

Oracle is expected to contest the supposed $4 million that Google is seeking. Obviously, $4 million is just pocket change for the search giant, but I’m sure it’s the principle of it that Google is after. Perhaps it’s a message Google is sending to anyone else that even thinks about attempting to sue them.

source: Electronista

  • Jon Harding

    Google, you Cheeky Bastard! I have to admit, I LOL’d when I first saw this.

  • icanrule

    Hell yeah. It was terrible what they tried to do. Ironically this is exactly what Google is trying to do with its Motorola assets to apple. We will see if they have any better luck.

  • Mei

    I doubted it was ever $300,000 in the first place. With these high profile cases you’re talking about millions. Of course much of what Google is demanding from Oracle will go to lawyers. And the ones Google hired (Keker & Van Nest, LLP) is pretty well know and has good track record, so likely have to pay more for their services.

    Here are some administrative costs Google is billing Oracle for:
    Google electronically produced over 3.3 million documents in response to Oracle’s requests.Google processed more than 97 million documents for electronic processing and review.Google collected documents from over 86 custodians for this case.Google’s 60 separate document productions span over 20 million pages.