Ellison, Page ordered to mediation

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Google CEO Larry Page must sit down and try to work out a settlement on Sept. 19, according to a court order filed on Friday.

Earlier this week, Judge William Alsup, who is overseeing the dispute between the companies centering on Android, . The companies had each instead recommended that other executives attend the meeting.

The Friday order, signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal, requires Ellison and Page to meet on Sept. 19 and be prepared for further conferences between Sept. 20 and Sept. 30. The suit is scheduled to go to trial on Oct. 31.

Grewal also ordered lawyers from each company to attend a pre-conference tutorial next week.

sending its president, Safra Catz, to the mediation, and Google had hoped to send Andy Rubin, who heads its mobile business. Oracle objected to Rubin, and the judge objected to both proposals, instead recommending the CEOs.

The companies that they'll be able to settle the case. in a court filing in July but never said it was actively pursuing one.