Google v. Oracle, which is widely hailed as “the copyright case of the decade,” involves a $9 billion intellectual property dispute between some of the largest technology companies in the world. It poses fundamental questions about the ability to copyright software interfaces that tens of millions of people use every day in their smartphones and other devices. The case also may implicate the ability to engage in the fair use of computer programs – and by extension, to pursue technological innovation and apply the fair use doctrine to creative professions and activities more broadly.
Carolyn Shapiro and JP Schnapper-Casteras will analyze recent oral arguments at the Supreme Court of the United States, and illuminate various likely outcomes and their legal and practical impact. This program will benefit appellate practitioners, technology lawyers, and intellectual property specialists.
JP Schnapper-Casteras if the founder of Schnapper-Casteras PLLC. He advises frontier technology companies and public interest organizations on legal strategy, litigation, and public policy. Previously, he worked on a broad array of constitutional and civil cases as Special Counsel for Appellate and Supreme Court Advocacy to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and in the appellate practice of Sidley Austin LLP. JP began working on open source projects at the age of 16, conducted research on recovery-oriented computing at Stanford’s Computer Science Department, and was Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Scientific Review. He holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, M.P.P. from Harvard Kennedy School, and M.A. and B.A. with Honors from Stanford, and is a member of the New York and D.C. Bars.
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Professor Carolyn Shapiro serves as Of Counsel to Schnapper-Casteras PLLC and advises clients on appellate strategy, constitutional doctrine, and public interest law. She has argued cases in the Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and Illinois Supreme Court. She previously served as the Solicitor General of Illinois, has been a faculty member at the Chicago-Kent College of Law since 2003, and is a former Supreme Court clerk.
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Very interesting information, very casual delivery. Excellent work.
The speakers were great. I appreciated their knowledge, ability to articulate issues, and their enthusiasm / zest for the topic!
Well organized, thorough, excellent analysis.
Great discussion of the facts and policies leading up to this case. THANKS!
was a bit over my head but good for those in the field of tech law
The overview of the case was concise and went into detail regarding specific examples and case precedent.
Very enthusiastic presenters.
Great history re QWERTY. Intuitively, always knew QWERTY was odd and its oddity oddly slowed me down and yes it should have been copyrighted. Had it been it would have led to development of competing and better keyboarding formats. So too Oracle's protection of copyright may happily lead - through stint and hard-work and creativity and ingenuity, the absence of relaxed laziness - to development of competing formats one or more of which may be infinitely better or, alternatively, redound to Oracle's greatness. Copyright rewards buy appears to also enliven competition as long as monopolization can be effectively minimized.