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Jury Says Google Infringed, But It Can’t Agree On Fair Use

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) After five full days of deliberation, federal jurors in California issued a partial verdict yesterday in the closely watched copyright dispute over defendant Google Inc.'s Android software platform ( Oracle America Inc. v. Google Inc. , No. 10-3561, N.D. Calif.;...

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...