Intellectual Property: Oracle and Google sweeping impact

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A long-running battle between Oracle and Google that could have a sweeping impact on how copyright laws apply to the software industry is set to resume in San Francisco today. Oracle has lodged a claim for $8.8 billion in profits that it says Google has made by infringing its copyright in the Android smartphone operating system, a figure that legal experts say is almost certain to far exceed any final damages award, should Google lose. However, a ruling for Oracle could set a precedent that raises costs for many other technology companies, while also giving Oracle leverage to negotiate new royalty payments that would impact all developers who write apps for Android smartphones.

 

Richard Waters

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