Oracle v. Google Supreme Court Appeal Resource Page

Merits Briefs
Google Opening Brief (link) 1-6-2020 ✓
Oracle Opposition Brief  (link) 2-12-2020 ✓
Google Reply Brief (link) 3-11-2020 ✓

Selected Amicus Briefs
Supporting Google:
– Brief of Professors Peter S. Menell, David Nimmer and Shyamkrishna Balganesh (link)
– Brief of the Recording Industry Association of America and seven other music organizations (link)
= Brief of the Association of American Publishers (by Maria A. Pallante, 12th U.S. Register of Copyrights) (link)
Supporting Oracle:
– Brief for the United States (Solicitor General) (link)
– Brief of Ralph Oman, 10th U.S. Register of Copyrights (link)
– Brief of the Copyright Alliance (link)

Supreme Court Docket
– Docket page on USSC site link
– ScotusBlog – collects all filings with the Supreme Court, including amicus briefs link

Briefing Schedule
– Google Opening Brief: 01-06-2020  ✓
– Oracle Response Brief: 02-12-2020 ✓
– Solicitor General Brief : 02-19-2020 ✓
– Google Reply Brief: March 13, 2020 ✓
– Oral argument: Was scheduled March 24, 2020; postponed on March 161

Federal Circuit and District Court Opinions
– 2018 CAFC opinion holding that Google’s copy of Java API not fair use link
– 2014 CAFC opinion holding that Java API protected by copyright link
– 2012 district court opinion holding that Java API not protected by copyright link

My Posts and Presentations on Oracle v. Google
– Oracle v. Google: Will The Best Analogy Win? link
– 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
Summary of amicus briefs supporting Google (link) and supporting Oracle (link) by Jonathan Brand
– Conceptualizing Google v. Oracle, Neil Turkewitz link
– Google v. Oracle: A Landmark Software Copyright Case, Brandon Butler, Software Preservation Network (link)
– Rise of the API Copyright Dead?: An Updated Epitaph for Copyright Protection of Network and Functional Features of Computer Software, Peter Menell link
 – Staking the Boundaries of Software Copyrights in the Shadow of Patents, Pamela Samuelson 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

  1. “The Court’s postponement of argument sessions in light of public health concerns is not unprecedented. The Court postponed scheduled arguments for October 1918 in response to the Spanish flu epidemic. The Court also shortened its argument calendars in August 1793 and August 1798 in response to yellow fever outbreaks.”