Cisco v. Aista awaits a jury verdict under the Oracle v. Google shadow

Peter Menell quoted by Ars Technica, Dec. 14, 2016

“In my view, Cisco is seeking to benefit from the Federal Circuit’s misinterpretation of 9th Circuit law regarding APIs,” Menell said in an e-mail exchange with Ars. “By including a patent claim, despite the relatively small magnitude of Cisco’s patent damage request, Cisco ensured that the Federal Circuit, rather than the 9th Circuit, would have appellate jurisdiction over the far more valuable copyright causes of action.”