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Google LLC v. Oracle America Inc.

Pending petition
Docket No. Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-956 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is among the counsel to the petitioner in this case.

Issues: (1) Whether copyright protection extends to a software interface; and (2) whether, as the jury found, the petitioner’s use of a software interface in the context of creating a new computer program constitutes fair use.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 19 2018Application (18A417) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from November 26, 2018 to January 25, 2019, submitted to The Chief Justice.
Oct 23 2018Application (18A417) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until January 25, 2019.
Jan 24 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 25, 2019)
Feb 05 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 25, 2019 to March 27, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Feb 06 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 27, 2019.
Feb 15 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Google LLC.
Feb 22 2019Brief amicus curiae of Developers Alliance filed.
Feb 22 2019Brief amici curiae of Eight Intellectual Property Scholars filed.
Feb 25 2019Amicus brief of Computer & Communications Industry Association not accepted for filing. (February 25, 2019) (Corrected electronic filing submitted)
Feb 25 2019Brief amicus curiae of Microsoft Corporation filed.
Feb 25 2019Brief amici curiae of R Street Institute and Public Knowledge filed.
Feb 25 2019Brief amicus curiae of Electronic Frontier Foundation filed.
Feb 25 2019Brief amici curiae of Professors Peter S. Menell and David Nimmer filed.
Feb 25 2019Brief amici curiae of Sixty Five Intellectual Property Scholars filed.
Feb 25 2019Brief amicus curiae of Computer & Communications Industry Association filed.
Feb 25 2019Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by 78 Computer Scientists.
Feb 25 2019Brief amicus curiae of American Antitrust Institute filed.
Feb 25 2019Brief amicus curiae of Engine Advocacy filed.
Feb 25 2019Brief amici curiae of Python Software Foundation and Tidelift filed.
Feb 25 2019Brief amici curiae of Software Innovators, Startups, and Investors filed.
Feb 25 2019Brief amici curiae of Mozilla Corp., et al. filed.
Feb 25 2019Amicus brief of Red Hat, Inc. not accepted for filing. (March 11, 2019)(Corrected version submitted).
Feb 25 2019Brief amicus curiae of Red Hat, Inc. filed.(3/11/2019)
Mar 27 2019Brief of respondent Oracle America, Inc. in opposition filed.
Apr 10 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/26/2019.
Apr 10 2019Reply of petitioner Google LLC, filed. (Distributed)
Apr 29 2019The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
 
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