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Jury Awards Oracle $1.3 Billion In Copyright Dispute

OAKLAND, Calif. - (Mealey's) After an 11-day trial, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on November 23 determined that Oracle USA Inc. was entitled to $1.3 billion in actual damages in the form of a fair market value license for copyright infringement related...

Jingle All the Way…To the Tune of $1.3 Billion: Oracle Wins Largest-Ever Copyright Infringement Award

By Nicole Rizzo Smith In the world of technology titans, SAP has landed itself on the naughty list this year. In a copyright infringement action brought by Oracle against rival SAP for stealing software and customers, a federal jury last month awarded Oracle $1.3 billion, the largest copyright...

Jury Finds For Google On Oracle Patent Claims In California Federal Court

SAN FRANCSICO - (Mealey's) After seven days of deliberation, a California federal jury yesterday acquitted Google Inc. of patent infringement claims levied by Oracle America Inc. ( Oracle America Inc. v. Google Inc. , No. 10-3561, N.D. Calif.; See 5/21/12, Page 4). ( Verdict available. Document...

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP: District Court Denies Copyright Protection to API Names and Methods

By Fitch Even attorney Alisa C. Simmons On May 31, 2012, the district court for the Northern District of California issued a decision in Oracle America, Inc. v. Google Inc. , a significant case in copyright law. The court held that copyright cannot protect the names used in the Java programming language...