Bloomberg Law
Dec. 31, 2019, 11:00 AM

Google-Oracle Copyright Fight Could Land Global Punch in 2020

Kyle Jahner
Kyle Jahner
IP Reporter

A copyright infringement dispute that had little traction 2019 is en route to become the biggest copyright case of 2020.

Software copyright law, fair use law, thresholds for overturning jury verdicts, and the rightful owner of $8.8 billion are all in play as Alphabet Inc.'s Google fights a pair of rulings that it infringed Oracle’s Java software to help create its Android platform. The Supreme Court will be accepting briefs in the case in January and February.

“It’s potentially the most consequential copyright case in a generation,” said intellectual property attorney J. Michael Keyes of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, who ...

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