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Apr 8, 2021

Oracle lucked out in the Federal circuit, but Google was persistent, petitioned, and made their argument to the Supreme Court. On Monday, April 5th, SCOTUS finally issued their ruling over computer code and copyright law in Google LLC v. Oracle America. Jack Russo and Michael Risch, who acted as amici in the case, break down the fair use of thousands of lines of code decision that ultimately ended in Oracle’s bitter loss to Google. Topics:

  • District Court v Federal Circuit ruling reversals
  • Is there a creativity retardation as a result of finding something is not fair use when it changes what is being used?
  • The future of the Java language & the argument for opensource
  • 4 factors of infringement
  • What is patentable and what is not