Bloomberg Law
Aug. 28, 2018, 3:47 PMUpdated: Aug. 28, 2018, 7:44 PM

Google to Petition High Court Over Oracle Copyright Win (1)

Peter Leung
Peter Leung
Senior Legal Editor

Alphabet Inc.’s Google will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take up its appeal of Oracle America Inc.'s copyright infringement victory after a federal appeals court refused to revisit the case.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Aug. 28 rejected Google’s request for a full court rehearing. A three-judge panel said in March that Google’s copying of portions of Oracle’s Java software to create the Android operating system wasn’t a fair use.

Oracle is seeking $8.8 billion in damages. A Google spokeswoman told Bloomberg Law in an email that the company will appeal to the high court. ...