Stemming from a lawsuit in 2010 where Oracle claimed Google was infringing on its Java-related patents with Android, a court document today reveals Oracle rejected Google’s offer to pay a percentage of Android revenue if the alleged patent infringement is proven in court. Reuters reported:
Google proposed to pay Oracle a percentage of Android revenue if Oracle could prove patent infringement of the mobile operating technology at an upcoming trial, but Oracle rebuffed the offer as too low, according to a court filing late on Tuesday.
As for Google’s offer, Reuters said the company would give approximately $2.8 million in damages to cover 2011, and a future 0.5-percent royalty of Android revenue for one patent that will expire in December. A second patent included in the case would provide Oracle with an additional 0.015-percent until it expires in April 2018. According to the court document, Oracle is holding out for a possible injunction:
“Oracle cannot agree to unilaterally give up its rights, on appeal and in this court, to seek full redress for Google’s unlawful conduct”
A trial for the case is scheduled for April 16 in San Francisco with District Judge William Alsup who described the trial as “the World Series of IP cases.” However, Judge Alsup told Google and Oracle in a court hearing today that it would have until 12 p.m. PST on April 13 to reach any settlements before the trial.
As noted by Reuters, Oracle is also insisting Google pay hundreds of millions in another copyright infringement case “separate from the patents,” related to the trial in April.