Mealey's IP/Tech - Federal Circuit Finds Java Code Copyrightable In Oracle, Google Case

Mealey's IP/Tech - Federal Circuit Finds Java Code Copyrightable In Oracle, Google Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Reversing in part a trial court's judgment, a Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on May 9 found that disputed portions of Java language program packets owned by Oracle Inc. are entitled to copyright protection, remanding the matter for a determination of whether use of those packets by Google Inc. constituted fair use (Oracle America Inc. v. Google Inc., Nos. 13-1021, 13-1022, Fed. Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 8744).

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