Oracle claimed that Google's mobile and tablet operating system Android violated its patent by using technology related to the Java programming language. The company said that its methodology for calculating damages was based on accepted methodology and a wealth of concrete evidence.
"Oracle"s damages claims in this case are in the billions of dollars. Oracle"s methodology for calculating damages is based on fundamental legal errors and improperly inflates their estimates," the company said in a statement.
Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems, the founder of Java, in Jan 2010. Soon after it, Oracle filed a petition in the court asking to ban further use of its intellectual property and force the destruction of all products that violate Java-related copyrights.
Google retorted saying that the patents are invalid and not infringed. It claimed that Android users have a license to any patents in the case.
Google and Oracle spokespersons refused to comment over Oracle's latest lawsuit.