9th Circ. Opens Door For Arbitration In Oracle Java IP Row

Law360, New York (July 26, 2013, 6:29 PM ET) -- The Ninth Circuit said Friday that an arbitrator, and not a district court, should decide whether Myriad Group AG can force arbitration of copyright and trademark infringement claims against the company in a licensing dispute with Oracle America Inc. over Java technology.

A three-judge panel overturned the partial denial of a Myriad motion to compel arbitration of Oracle's intellectual property and other claims. Saying it was deciding an issue of first impression, the panel explained that its decision stemmed from the inclusion of United Nations Commission...
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