Judge Says Oracle's IP Row With Google Not Worth $6B

Law360, New York (July 25, 2011, 2:31 PM EDT) -- Calling Oracle America Inc.’s multibillion-dollar damages tabulation in its Android-related patent war with Google Inc. “wishful thinking,” a California federal judge sent the software giant back to the drawing board Friday with a stern warning not to overestimate again.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup  largely granted Google’s request to throw out the damages report crafted by Oracle’s expert, Boston University finance and economic professor Iain Cockburn, who estimated the fair market value of a license for the allegedly infringing technologies would be at least $1.4 billion and...
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