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July 22, 2011 / David Bleeker

Oracle ordered to lower damages claim against Google

Oracle has been ordered to lower its multibillion-dollar claim for damages in its patent infringement lawsuit against Google and its Android operating system, court papers show.

Oracle’s expert “overreached” in concluding that Google owed up to $6.1 billion in damages for alleged infringement of Oracle’s Java patents, U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup said Friday in a sternly written order. The “starting point” for Oracle’s damages claim should be $100 million, adjusted up and down for various factors, he said. [read more]

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