Fed. Circ. Revives Billion-Dollar Oracle-Google Copyright Case

Law360 (March 27, 2018, 10:52 AM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Tuesday revived Oracle’s billion-dollar copyright lawsuit against Google over smartphone software, overturning a jury verdict that ended the case with a finding of fair use.

The Federal Circuit has set the stage for a new trial over how much Google should pay in damages to Oracle over smartphone software. In the last trial, which ended in Google's favor, Oracle said the damages could have reached $8.8 billion. (AP) Ruling on a closely watched technology case, the appeals court reversed the May 2016 verdict and said Google was not protected by copyright’s fair use doctrine when it incorporated elements...

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