Oracle Wants Single Damages Period In $1B Google Suit

By Kelly Knaub (January 6, 2016, 5:41 PM EST) -- Oracle America Inc. on Tuesday slammed Google's attempt to separately analyze damages in its $1 billion software copyright lawsuit, saying Google's recent statement that the Android phone's new open-source code is licensed by Oracle is "fantasy" and doesn't justify separate damages periods for the code at issue.

The company told California's Northern District that Google Inc.'s claims that multiple damages periods are required because its new version of Android, released on Dec. 24, will be expressly licensed as open source by Oracle has nothing to do with damages in the present case, which is set to go to trial in May....

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