While Oracle has made no secret of the fact that it has been currying favor with the current administration since the 2016 election, it takes some digging to understand why Oracle chose to cash in its new political capital in order to obtain quasi-control over a social media site with an overwhelmingly teenage base.
Mars v. Oracle: Not the Only Complaint Against Oracle Putting Its Auditing & Licensing Practices at Risk of Exposure
As we approach the five-year anniversary of Mars v. Oracle, it is important to point out that Mars v. Oracle is not the only important lawsuit filed against Oracle that put at risk exposing the systemic nature of the software giant’s abusive auditing and licensing tactics.
LicenseFortress Raises the Bar in Oracle Software License Compliance with the Addition of Experienced Legal Counsel Beeman & Muchmore, LLP
Now included in the LicenseFortress Premier subscription – at no additional cost – Beeman & Muchmore will provide legal counseling regarding how companies can deploy their technology to best avoid license violations.
We recently wrote a very timely article for the July/August issue of The Patent Lawyer Magazine titled “Covid-19, Software License Audits and Patent Litigation” where we discuss how the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic necessitates a proactive approach to possible software license audit opportunists.
For our first post digging deeper into the public record of Mars vs Oracle, we discuss Oracle’s contractual right to unilaterally terminate software licenses.
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We are very excited to collaborate with LicenseFortress in a webinar this Thursday, September 10, 2020, in conjunction with LES. We will provide context for the coming wave of software audits and explain how companies can best protect their assets.
As we approach the 5-year anniversary of Mars v. Oracle, we will be sharing our contemporary and in-depth insights regarding the lingering importance of that seminal matter. In the interim, please enjoy an article that we wrote in 2017 that is still as relevant today as it was the day we wrote it.
As the five-year anniversary of the date on which we filed the complaint approaches, we can’t help but reflect on the past while also looking into the future and ask: Why does Mars v. Oracle still matter?