Google and Oracle have long been in a legal war over Google’s “brazen” disregard for intellectual property rights. While originally Oracle sought to sue for $2.6 billion, the case has been largely dismissed in court on the basis that their case was almost entirely based on just damages. Things are looking increasingly difficult for Oracle, but they have intention of stopping.
Google is by no means in the clear, and an alternative starting point of $100 million has been proposed by Judge William Alsup. This would likely rise as damages are proven, and Google will likely owe advertising royalties by the end of all this. Still, millions are better than billions, and the whole ordeal should be considered a small win for Google as we move into October’s trial.