July 1, 2015

“With High Court Mum on Java Copyrights, Is Innovation Safe?,” Law360, July 1,2015

“While it’s dangerous to read much into the Supreme Court’s denial of cert in any given case, its refusal to review Google v. Oracle suggests the decision is neither so flawed nor so far reaching as many commentators suggest. The case will doubtless impact software developers looking to use Java API declaring code outside of Oracle’s licensing scheme. And, the Federal Circuit’s analysis will doubtless be cited regarding the merger and interoperability aspects of software copyrightability and infringement. Moreover, while applying Ninth Circuit law, its analysis will likely carry significant weight in software copyright litigation in other circuits, bolstered by the denial of cert.”

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