U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal recently ordered the CEOs of Google and Oracle to appear before the court to begin negotiations in the high-profile intellectual property dispute between the companies. Oracle alleges copyright and patent infringement of its Java software, claiming it is used in Google’s Android. Google has countered that Oracle and other companies are attempting to undermine the success of the Android through waging these patent wars. It is not unusual for a Judge to order the executives of companies in dispute to come before the court and resolve their issues. In the Wall Street Journal, Mixon explained that in order to make progress in such a high-stakes and widely publicized case, the presence of executive decision-makers is imperative.