Court passes on Google vs. Oracle
The U. S. Supreme Court declined to jump into the copyright battle between Google and Oracle, steering clear of what many legal experts considered a chance to further define the legal boundaries of software protection.
Google last year asked the Supreme Court to wade into its billion- dollar legal feud with Oracle, which has been unfolding in San Francisco federal court since 2010. Oracle claimed Google’s Android operating system had violated copyright protections by improperly incorporating parts of its Java technology.
The Supreme Court outcome is a win for Oracle, although the two sides are expected to continue to battle in federal court on separate issues still remaining.