July 9, 2012 - 19:29 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Google has filed a $4m bill of costs for Oracle's third damages expert report in the trial over alleged copyright and patent infringement in Android, The Inquirer reports.
Oracle alleged that Google's Android operating system infringed its Java copyrights and patents and initially claimed billions in damages. Oracle stumbled through the pre-trial proceedings and eventually lost the case, and instead of receiving billions from Google, all Oracle got was a bill from Google for $4,030,669.
With Google disputing Oracle's damages report, Oracle's expert witness had to redraft the report and repeatedly revise down the damages estimates, all of which added to both parties' legal bills.
When Oracle asked for a third attempt to submit an acceptable damages expert report, U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup told Oracle that it could file the report, but said that if Oracle lost the case it would have to pay Google's costs for responding to that. That bill has now come due.
Google also filed a response to Oracle's motion for judgement as a matter of law, with Groklaw's transcript providing the damning language used by Google's legal team with little use of legalese.
Google wrote, "The Court should deny Oracle's renewed motion for judgment as a matter of law ("JMOL"), or, in the alternative, a new trial. Oracle's motion relies on conclusions from disputed evidence that are not taken in the light most favourable to the jury's verdict, ignores evidence supporting the jury's verdict, addresses legal issues that were never put to the jury in the first place, and asks the Court to rule on several issues that are now moot. It should be denied."