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The cat-fight continues between Google and Oracle. Some wins for Oracle...

Responding to Google's claim that it would likely owe zero:

"Fortunately for Oracle, Judge William H. Alsup agreed with Oracle on this point, saying that such a claim would be ridiculous, and that Google is definitely going to pay up "probably in the millions, maybe in the billions" at some point."

"'You're going to be on the losing end of this document with Andy Rubin on the stand. You think about that,' Alsup continued. 'And I want to say this: Wilful infringement is final. There are profound implications of a permanent injunction. I'm not saying there is wilful infringement, but that is a serious factor when you're considering an injunction.'"

That 'document' being an internal email saying:

"'What we've actually been asked to do by Larry and Sergey is to investigate what technology alternatives exist to Java for Android and Chrome,' the Google executive wrote, referring to founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. 'We've been over a hundred of these and think they all suck. We conclude that we need to negotiate a license for Java.'"

Ouch.
Oracle gets to depose Google CEO Larry Page for two hours on willful patent infringement, value of Android. Late on Thursday by local time, magistrate judge issued an order according to which "Or...
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