Google and Oracle’s patent infringement case is heating up considerably as it gets closer to the scheduled Halloween trial date over.
Not only is the trial commencement time possibly up in the air, but a settlement between the two Silicon Valley giants could actually happen.
Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a brief order on Friday afternoon revealing that he might order the “top executive officers” of both companies to come to court for a day or two.
That means we could potentially see Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Google CEO Larry Page get involved with some real courtroom drama action.
But before we get too excited, the judge’s memo does leave the door open to other possibilities as well at this point.