Google was awarded $1,130,350 in fees stemming from its patent battle with Oracle, Californian Judge William Alsup ruled on Tuesday. Google has asked for $4 million for fees related to court appointed expert Dr. James Kearl, as well as electronic document discovery conducted by FTI Consulting.
Oracle had sued Google in August 2010 for $6 billion for widespread infringement of Java related copyrights and patents in Android. Oracle ended up on the loosing side when a court ruled in Google’s favor in May this years.
“Oracle initially sought six billion dollars in damages and injunctive relief but recovered nothing after nearly two years of litigation and six weeks of trial,” Alsup wrote in the order. “Oracle initially alleged infringement of seven patents and 132 claims but each claim ultimately was either dismissed with prejudice or found to be non-infringed by the jury. Oracle also lost on its primary copyright claim for Java APIs.” As Oracle’s patent allegations disintegrated, Oracle fell back on an “overreaching” and “somewhat novel” theory of copyright infringement to bolster its case, Alsup noted.