Oracle Plays Down Chances Of Settlement With HP

2012-05-04 11:31:28

Published on 2012-05-04 11:31:28

An attorney from Oracle has ruled out a settlement with HP in a lawsuit regarding the Itanium microprocessor.

Dan Wall, attorney for the firm, said that the sides will not come to an agreement, with ink giant HP looking for around $4 billion (£2.4 billion) in lost profit damages, reports Reuters.

The case comes after Oracle opted to stop supporting Itanium last year due to beliefs that it was approaching the end of its lifespan, which led to HP describing Oracle's decision as "anti-customer".

Both parties attempted to encourage Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge James Kleinberg to give them the victory ahead of a trial, but Mr Kleinberg refused and has now deemed the scenario "extremely challenging".

While the case remains unresolved, ZDNet has reported that HP may be looking to feature Autonomy's augmented-reality technology in its future devices.

A spokesperson from the firm told the news provider that there are "many opportunities" for the technology to be utilised.

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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