Google Wants $4M In Costs From Oracle After Copyright Trial

By Bill Donahue (June 23, 2016, 12:29 PM EDT) -- Google on Wednesday asked for a whopping $3.9 million in costs after defeating Oracle's $8.8 billion software copyright lawsuit in a blockbuster trial last month.

The request came just under a month after a federal jury found that Google was protected by the fair use doctrine when it copied elements of Oracle's Java software and incorporated it into its lucrative Android smartphone platform. The verdict, closely watched in Silicon Valley, followed more than six years of litigation and cleared Google of liability that could have reached $8.8 billion.

The big bill of costs submitted Wednesday, which covers both the recent trial...

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