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This article was published on September 20, 2011


Google and Oracle fail to reach Android settlement, will meet again on Wednesday

Google and Oracle fail to reach Android settlement, will meet again on Wednesday
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Even with their most senior executives attending face-to-face talks, Google and Oracle were unable to reach an agreement to settle a lawsuit which accuses the search giant of infringing on Oracle’s Java patents with its Android mobile operating system.

As a result, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal will force Google and Oracle back for a second settlement conference, which will be held on Wednesday morning, in the hope that the companies can reach an agreement before heading to trial – scheduled for October.

Google CEO Larry Page was ordered to attend the meeting, discussing terms with Oracle’s Larry Ellison in a private session on Monday. Oracle believes it should be compensated, believing it is owned billions of dollars in damages as a result of Google’s infringement with its mobile operating system, which now sees over 500,000 activations a day.

Oracle sued Google in August, having acquired Java patents when it bought Sun Microsystems. Sun developed Java in the nineties and is still used in a large number of featurephone across the world.

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