Bloom, Sivinski Quoted on Appeal Potential After Fed. Circuit Oracle Ruling


Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Jason Bloom and Associate Stephanie Sivinski were quoted in news coverage about a March 27 ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Oracle’s copyright dispute with Google over the use of Java software code in the Android operating system.

The appellate court remanded the case to U.S. District Court for a new trial on damages. The case has already been to trial twice.

The Recorder reported that Bloom said Google could ask for en banc review or petition to the U.S. Supreme Court for review of the Federal Circuit ruling. “[G]iven the magnitude of this case and what it means for software developers, they might want to weigh in,” he said.

Bloom also was quoted in the “Skilled in the Art” column on

Separately, Bloomberg BNA reported on the significance of the Federal Circuit ruling in fair-use cases, particularly involving software copyrights. 

Noting that the Federal Circuit was applying Ninth Circuit law, Stephanie Sivinski was quoted as saying, "The opinion likely does not create a true circuit split for purposes of U.S. Supreme Court review," referring to instances when different appeals courts reach different conclusions on a legal question. 

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