Yet, according to Google: "Oracle's 'methodology' for calculating damages is based on fundamental legal errors and
improperly inflates their estimates." Oracle sued Google last August, claiming, as IDG notes, it is owed money for Google's use of Java in its Android operating system for smartphones and tablets.
Google disputes the claim.
Google doesn't charge for Android, but to figure out how much Oracle should be paid in damages, Cockburn "adds all of Google's revenue from advertising on all Android devices worldwide ... and then proposes awarding Oracle half of that amount," writes Scott Weingaertner, a lawyer representing Google, in a letter to the judge overseeing the case.