Business software company Oracle and internet giant Google have failed to arrive at a settlement over their $1.6 billion Android mobile OS lawsuit, but kept the door open for further talks.
The breakdown in talks came despite Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Google CEO Larry Page sitting down to end their year-long battle on patent and copyright infringement of Android mobile OS.
"Lead counsel shall contact the courtroom deputy to the undersigned to schedule a call tomorrow regarding when further discussions will take place and whether the further attendance of Mr. Ellison and Mr. Page will be required," states the brief filing with the US District Court for the Northern District of California.
In August 2010, Oracle sued Google alleging patent and copyright infringement in a dispute related to the use of Java technology - the programming language used for the Android operating system development. (See: Oracle sues Google over use of Java in Android)
Oracle alleges that Google knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle's Java-related intellectual property for the development of Android, which is now running on more than 150 million devices.
Larry Ellison, who views the Java software as a key asset, had acquired Java in a $5.6-billion deal with the purchase of Sun Microsystems last year.