For the second time the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, (CAFC) has ruled in the case of Oracle v. Google, the software copyright lawsuit involving Google’s use of application program interfaces or APIs. The most recent CAFC ruling overturns the results of the May, 2016 jury trial heard by the US District Court for the Northern District of California in the matter of Oracle America Inc, v. Google Inc., 10cv3561.
As reported in World Intellectual Property Review, Ocean Tomo, “Ocean Tomo (which was hired by Oracle) estimated that Oracle was seeking nearly $10 billion in damages and profits in a pre-trial report. The estimate included $475 million in damages and $8.9 billion for recovered profits from Google's sales of the allegedly infringing products.”
Kristi L. Stathis is the Marketing Director for Ocean Tomo and serves on the board for the Center for Applied Innovation, a Chicago-based non-profit organization created to manage education, public policy outreach and related economic activity around applied technology and intellectual property (IP) rights in the State of Illinois and around the world. She is the co-creator of the Center for Applied Innovation’s Invent for Humanity™ Technology Transfer Exchange Fair, a community, marketplace and event facilitating Appropriate Technology transfer for the betterment of mankind. She also serves on the board of The Children’s Research Fund, principal benefactor of the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, the research arm of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, having served as the annual campaign co-chair in 2013.