Software creator Oracle has filed a $9.3-billion lawsuit against Google, alleging the tech giant illegally used its Java software in developing the Android OS. Oracle has some experience facing off against Google in civil court – its previous lawsuit ended with uncertain results in 2012.
Android is the most widely used OS in the mobile world with an 80.7 percent market share. Oracle maintains it is looking for a fair share of this success and has increased its damages by 10 since the 2012 lawsuit. If Oracle wins this suit, it will be the biggest copyright verdict ever, seconded only by the $1.3 billion won by Oracle from SAP in 2010.
Of course, Google has refuted Oracle’s claims, saying the case “ignores the statutory standard for copyright damages and fails to offer anything resembling expert analysis,” states an Inferse.com article.