Google Inc. v. Oracle America, Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on June 29, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-410 Fed. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: Whether copyright protection extends to all elements of an original work of computer software, including a system or method of operation, that an author could have written in more than one way. CVSG: 5/26/2015.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 9 2014Application (14A34) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 7, 2014 to October 6, 2014, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Jul 10 2014Application (14A34) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until October 6, 2014.
Oct 6 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 7, 2014)
Oct 21 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 8, 2014.
Oct 22 2014Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Nov 7 2014Brief amicus curiae of Computer & Communications Industry Association filed.
Nov 7 2014Brief amici curiae of Hewlett-Packard Company, Red Hat, Inc., and Yahoo, Inc. filed.
Nov 7 2014Brief amicus curiae of Public Knowledge filed.
Nov 7 2014Brief amici curiae of Computer Scientists filed.
Nov 7 2014Brief amici curiae of The Open Source Initiative, Mozilla Corp., and Engine filed.
Nov 7 2014Brief amicus curiae of Intellectual Property Professors filed.
Dec 8 2014Brief of respondent Oracle America, Inc. in opposition filed.
Dec 8 2014Brief amicus curiae of Software Freedon Law Center, and Free Software Foundation filed.
Dec 23 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 9, 2015.
Dec 23 2014Reply of petitioner Google, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 12 2015The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States. Justice Alito took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
May 26 2015Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Jun 9 2015DISTRIBUTED for Conference of June 25, 2015.
Jun 9 2015Supplemental brief of petitioner Google, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 29 2015Petition DENIED. Justice Alito took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
 
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