For our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, April 2, 2018, we will discuss the following case:
Oracle America, Inc. v. Google, Inc., (CAFC March 27, 2018) (available here). Oracle sued Google for copyright infringement. Oracle argued that Google’s use of 37 packages of Oracle’s Java application programming interface (“API packages”) for Google’s Android operating system infringed Oracle’s copyrights. Google asserted the defense of fair use. After two jury trials and a denial of certiorari, the CAFC now rules that Google’s use of Oracle’s copyrights was not a fair use as a matter of law.
All are invited to join us on Monday April 2, 2018, at noon in our Westlake Village office. This activity is approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit. If you will be joining us, please RSVP to Elisha Manzur by 9 am Monday morning.