How Google’s Use of Oracle’s API’s Was Not Fair
We are pleased to provide this critical analysis and review of the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “Federal Circuit Court”) in the landmark decision Oracle America, Inc. v. Google LLC, Case No. 2017-1118 and Case No. 2017-1202, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the “Fair Use Decision”) and the misapplication of the fair use doctrine by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (the “Lower Court”) in the case styled Oracle America, Inc. v. Google LLC, No. 3:10-cv-03561-WHA (William H. Alsup, J.).
This analysis leads with a background and summary discussion of the Fair Use Decision; discusses four (4) critical errors by the Lower Court in its application of the fair use doctrine to Google’s act of copyright infringement; and closes with general conclusions.