Based on a recent report published by CNET News, Google and Oracle have decided to go to trial in order to solve their problems. The two companies were supposed to reconsider their decision until April the 9th, but they refused to wait until then because they could not reach an agreement.
The trial between Google and Oracle is set to start two weeks from now as the two firms did not reach an agreement out of the court. The decision was made public by Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal who initially asked to reconsider their intentions until April 9. The representatives of Google and Oracle declared that negotiations have failed and discussions can only be solved in court.
Google proposed to cut its Android’s revenue stream until 2018 in case Oracle claimed patent infringement, but the Redwood City company rejected the offer. As a result, Grewal released a public statement saying that a reconcilable impasse has been reached in the settlement discussions of the two Internet firms and that a trial was necessary. He concluded the declaration by saying that some cases cannot be solved without the help of a trial and wished both parties “good luck”. Oracle and Google will meet for the first time on April 16 in front of Judge William H. Alsup at the U.S. District Court in San Francisco.
This is not the first trial between the two companies as they had many patent-related discussions before. This time, however, Oracle is suing Google because they have used Java patents and technology for their Android system.
In response, Google’s lawyers stated that the creators of Java, Sun Microsystems, have always been big fans of Android; therefore, the two have agreed to collaborate for the development of the smartphone system. In their opinion, Google should not pay anything to Oracle because the Internet company was using Android to “spread news and word about Java”.
Discussions first started last year in July. Since then, the trial has been delayed multiple times from October 2011 to March 2012. Spokespersons claim April 16 is going to be the real start date of the trial.