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Federal appeals court refuses to hear Google's appeal in Oracle suit over Java APIs

27 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

Back in May 2012, a district court judge threw out a lawsuit that Oracle filed against Google. The latter was accused of using some of Oracle's Java APIs to design APIs used for the Android OS. More precisely, Oracle said that Google copied more than 37 Java APIs, and 11 lines of Java source code for Android without permission. The judge ruled that APIs are not copyrightable, leading to his dismissal of the case. But Oracle appealed the decision two years later, and was rewarded with a 69-page decision in its favor. The case was remanded back to lower court.
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