Oracle Urges Fed. Circ. To Toss Google's Java Copyright Win

Law360, New York (February 12, 2013, 2:54 PM EST) -- Oracle Corp. urged the Federal Circuit on Monday to overturn a ruling that Google Inc.'s Android mobile operating system hadn't infringed Oracle's copyrighted Java software, blasting the lower court for applying "software exceptionalism" to copyright law.

Handed down in May, the ruling against Oracle said that the software code of Java's application programming interface, or API, is an unprotectable "method of operation." The decision let Google off the hook for claims that it infringed Oracle's copyright by replicating the functionality of the widely used Java when...
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