Oracle is claiming billions of dollars in damages from its lawsuit with Google, in which it alleges that the search giant is infringing its intellectual property in the Android operating system. Dow Jones Newswires reports that in a legal filing yesterday, Oracle attorneys argue that Google shouldn’t be allowed to have information redacted from the public record, including “references to the fact that Oracle’s damages claims in this case are in the billions of dollars.” Oracle argues in the filing that its damages claims in the case are based on “concrete evidence,” and “should not be hidden from public view.”

Oracle originally filed suit against Google in August 2010, arguing that Android infringes on patents and copyrights associated with Java, a software originally developed by Sun Microsystems. Oracle closed its acquisition of Sun last year. In November 2010 Google hit back against the allegations, arguing that – among other things – it is not responsible for the actions of third parties offering products using the platform. In a filing at the time, Google also said that the examples of Java source code provided to illustrate the infringements in Android were inaccurate, claiming that “Oracle has redacted or deleted from the materials shown…both expressive material and copyright headers that appear in the actual materials, which are significant elements and features of the files in question.” Earlier this month, Google attorneys asked the court to disqualify damages estimates put forward by an Oracle expert, calling them “unreliable” and “inappropriate.”