Brandon Bailey:

Calling it “breathtaking” and “out of proportion to any meaningful measure,” Google (GOOG) attorneys revealed late Friday that an expert working for Oracle (ORCL) has estimated Google may owe $1.4 billion to $6.1 billion in damages in a patent dispute over the popular Android mobile operating system.

Trial isn’t scheduled until the fall, but it has been very clear from the outset that Oracle wants big money from Google for patent violations stemming from Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Microsystems and it’s Java programming language.

I’d say this is a far bigger deal than Lodsys.


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