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Oracle v. Google: Petition For A Writ Of Certiorari Denied!

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Fresh and interesting article posted on FOSS Patents about the Oracle v. Google Android-Java copyright case. The suspense was all killing us but yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States finally denied the petition for a writ of certiorari.

Happy reading!

"The copyrightability of code relating to Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) may elicit more heat than light from a small but vocal group of people. The Supreme Court of the United States, however, has not concluded that there is anything quite so special about the subject that Google's petition for writ of certiorari (request for Supreme Court review) in Oracle's Android-Java copyright case should be granted. At its Thursday conference, the court denied the petition, as just reported by Reuters court reporter Dan Levine on Twitter. And as he accurately noted, this is a "huge victory" for Oracle.
The order list is now available online. On page 11 you can find this entry:
14-410 GOOGLE, INC. V. ORACLE…

New Guest Blog Post

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Here is a link to my latest guest blog post for the IPKat on forthcoming patent litigation which should be of the greatest interest to fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory IP licence enthusiasts in Europe: http://ipkitten.blogspot.nl/2015/06/a-prelude-to-patent-litigation-ericsson.html

Happy reading!