Oracle seeks up to $6.1 billion in Google lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:38am BST

The headquarters of Oracle Corporation are shown in Redwood City, California February 2, 2010. Picture taken February 2, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

The headquarters of Oracle Corporation are shown in Redwood City, California February 2, 2010. Picture taken February 2, 2010.

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Oracle is seeking between $1.4 billion and $6.1 billion in a patent lawsuit against Google over the lucrative smartphone market, according to a court filing.

Oracle sued Google last year, claiming the Web search company's Android mobile operating technology infringes upon Oracle's Java patents.

Oracle bought the Java programing language through its acquisition of Sun Microsystems in January 2010.

A U.S. judge this week ordered Google to make public parts of a court filing that contains details about Oracle's damage claims. Google complied with that order on Friday, and revealed the damages range sought by Oracle.

Google disputes the Oracle damages amount in the court filing, calling it "a breathtaking figure that is out of proportion to any meaningful measure of the intellectual property at issue."

Representatives for both companies did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The case in U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, is Oracle America, Inc v. Google Inc, 10-3561.

(Reporting by Dan Levine; editing by Todd Eastham)

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