Software and hardware systems company Oracle has confirmed that it is hoping for between $1.4 billion and $6.1 billion in a patent lawsuit against Google over the lucrative smartphone market, wireless communications device manufacturers may be interested to learn.
The company launched a lawsuit against Google, suggesting the web search company's Android mobile operating technology infringes on its Java patent.
According to Oracle, Google "actively and knowingly" violated seven Java patents. Oracle also claims that the web search firm copyrighted material related to the Java platform.
Disputing the Oracle damages amount in the court filing, Google said it was "a breathtaking figure that is out of proportion to any meaningful measure of the intellectual property at issue".
Google said last month that 400,000 new Android devices were being activated every day, up from 100,000 per day in May 2010.
The company confirmed that more than 100 million devices have been activated since its launch.