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On Friday, May 9, 2014, Oracle Corp. won their U.S. Court of Appeals copyright infringement case against Google Inc.

A three-judge Federal Circuit Panel reversed a lower court holding and stated that Java programming language was in fact copyrightable table.

In their ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals decided that Oracle Corp. did in fact have a valid copyright in their java programming language, which Google used unlawfully in the design of their Android smartphone operating systems.

To read more, see Oracle America Inc. vs. Google Inc, 13-1021