U.S. Supreme Court Case No. 14-410, Google v. Oracle

U.S. Supreme Court Case No. 14-410, Google v. Oracle

Oracle has put on trial Google since 2010 and is looking for approximately $1 billion on its copyright claims.

On Monday 29th June, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Google Inc’s appeal in the major legal victory against Oracle Corp in the case of the Java API copyrights.

The Standpoint of the U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court authorized Oracle to be in the right of getting licensing fees for the use of some parts of the Java language. Google insisted that the company should be allowed to use Java without paying a fee. The dispute is about application programming interfaces that connect program and whether they should be copyrighted or not.

Google – Android – Java – Oracle

It’s well known that Google used Java to design its Android smartphone operating system, and it seems to be the best-selling smartphone platform in the world. The company’s opinion is covered in the court papers, and it expresses that an enormous amount of innovation will be obstructed as a result of Oracle’s victory. The reason is that many software developers would not be able to build without restriction on each other’s work.
General Counsel Dorian Daley from the other party to the proceedings: Oracle, has said that the Supreme Court conclusion was the best for the innovation process. The Corporation has claimed that effective copyright protection is of paramount importance for software development.
The subsequent proceedings on Google’s appeal for separate fair use defense are returned to a San Francisco federal court.

What Do Value Measurements Indicate?

Shares of Google registered a fall of approximately 1.1 percent at $525.74 in early trading whereas Oracle’s fall was down of nearly 0.6 percent at $40.74.