High Court Giving Much-Needed Ear To Copyright, Ex-SG Says

Law360, Chicago (September 20, 2019, 9:26 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming term is stacked with copyright cases that will give practitioners a welcome opportunity to get the court's take on the "essence of copyright," former U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. said Friday.

Speaking at Chicago-Kent College of Law’s annual Supreme Court IP Review, Verrilli, now a partner with Munger Tolles & Olson LLP, said this term could be very significant for copyright law, especially if the court takes up Google’s yearslong battle with Oracle over smartphone software.

Though the high court's intellectual property focus has leaned toward patents in recent years, the court’s copyright agenda...

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