Supreme Court to mull Google bid to end Oracle copyright suit

By Jan Wolfe



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A 3D printed Android mascot Bugdroid is seen in front of a Google logo in this illustration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday is set to consider whether to protect Alphabet Inc’s Google from a long-running lawsuit by Oracle Corp accusing it of infringing Oracle copyrights to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world’s smartphones.

The shorthanded court, down one justice following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month, is scheduled to hear oral arguments in Google’s appeal of a lower court ruling reviving the lawsuit in which Oracle has sought at least $8 billion in damages. The arguments will be held by teleconference because of the coronavirus pandemic.



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FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court is seen through the U.S. Capitol columns in Washington

A jury cleared Google in 2016, but the U.S.

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