High Court Won't Hear Google Appeal Over Oracle Copyrights

Law360, New York (June 29, 2015, 1:39 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take on Google Inc.'s closely watched fight with Oracle Corp. over the eligibility of software for copyright protection.

The case between Google and Oracle was closely followed since it could have offered the court a chance to weigh in on exactly what kind of IP protections should be afforded to software. (Credit: Getty)

The denial of certioriari leaves in place a 2014 ruling by the Federal Circuit that said Oracle could use copyright law to protect its so-called APIs — preset blocks of code that help developers write in Oracle's popular Java programming...

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