Re: Google could be liable for as much as $1b in Oracle intellectual property case
I doubt legal fees are any BFD.
Also, I don't know if Oracle was looking for any big settlement.
I think Orcle was just joining forces with Apple, and Microsoft, to fight Google, and F/OSS.
Larry does not believe in F/OSS, but he bought a ton of it with Sun. Larry wants to monitize free software. Like a lot of companies, Oracle wants the software to be developed for free, but only Oracle can sell it. Same as the scox scam.
If you cannot monitize F/OSS, kill it with a flood of bogus lawsuits. That seems to be the strategy that a lot of companies are using.