Oracle v. Google Resource Page

Merits Briefs
Google (link) 1-6-2020

Selected Amicus Briefs
Brief of Professors Peter S. Menell, David Nimmer and Shyamkrishna Balganesh supporting Google

Oracle v. Google Supreme Court Materials
– Oracle v. Google ScotusBlog page – collects all filings with the Supreme Court, including amicus briefs link
– Docket page on USSC site link

Briefing Schedule (subject to change by motion)
– Google Opening Brief: 01-06-2020
– Oracle Response Brief: 02-12-2020
– Solicitor General Brief (optional): 02-19-2020
– Google Reply Brief: March 13, 2020
– Oral argument: TBD

Federal Circuit Opinions
– 2018 opinion holding that Google’s copy of Java API not fair use link
– 2014 opinion holding that Java API protected by copyright link

District Court Opinions
– 2012 opinion holding that Java API not protected by copyright link

Lotus v. Borland
I initially included a wide variety of materials related to the the First Circuit decision in Lotus v. Borland, since Google relied on it heavily in the courts below and I expected that to continue at the Supreme Court. However, Google barely mentioned Lotus in its merits brief to the Supreme Court, and therefore I’ve shortened this section considerably. 
– First Circuit decision (49 F.3d 807 (1995)) link
– Recording of oral argument before USSC link
– Transcript of oral argument before USSC link

My Posts and Presentations on Oracle v. Google
– Oracle v. Google in a Nutshell (December 2019) (Link)
– Will the Supreme Court Review Oracle v. Google? Please? (January 2019) link
– Federal Circuit’s Fair Use Decision in Oracle v. Google – – Astonishing, But Not Surprising (May 2018) link
– CAFC Reverses Judge Alsup – Java API Declaring Code Held – Copyrightable (May 2014) link
– Oral Argument in Oracle v. Google: A Setback for Google? (December 2013) link
– Oracle v. Google: How Google Could Lose on Appeal (November 2013) link
– Presentation before Boston Bar Association (November 2013) link

Selected Articles on Lotus, Oracle and Software Copyrights
Oracle v. Google and Lotus v. Borland have generated hundreds of law review articles and blog posts. I’ll share here a variety of what I think is some of the best writing on these cases.
– Google v. Oracle: A Landmark Software Copyright Case, Brandon Butler, Software Preservation Network (link)
 Staking the Boundaries of Software Copyrights in the Shadow of Patents, Pamela Samuelson link
– Collection of posts by Jonathan Band and guest authors link
– The Judges’s Code, Sarah Jeong link
– How Oracle erred: The “Use/Explanation Distinction” and the future of computer copyright, Wendy Gordon link
– Locke for the Masses: Property Rights and the Products of Collective Creativity, Robert P. Merges link
– Three Common Fallacies in the User Interface Copyright Debate, Thomas M.S. Hemnes link