Oracle Defends Expert Report In Google Patent Suit

Law360, New York (June 29, 2011, 6:23 PM EDT) -- Oracle America Inc. on Tuesday defended testimony from an expert witness who says Google Inc. would owe $2.6 billion if Oracle prevails in a patent infringement case in California over Google's Android smartphone operating system.

Oracle claimed Google mischaracterized a report prepared by damages expert Iain M. Cockburn in its June 14 Daubert motion seeking to exclude the report because of “fundamental and disqualifying” legal errors contained in the royalty calculations.

The suit, launched by Oracle in August, alleges that about one-third of Google’s Android Application...
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