Kenny G forever will own "Forever in Love," a federal appeals court ruled.

Music teacher Ronald D. Bunn claimed the song was his. He contended in a 1994 lawsuit that he sent a tape of his song to Arista Records and that the jazz saxophonist stole it for his hit song.The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta last week upheld a federal judge's ruling in 1997 in Kenny G's favor.

"Kenny G writes all of his own songs," said his lawyer, Robert Rothman. "He never heard of Mr. Bunn or his song before writing his own composition."

Bunn's lawyer Barry Kaplan said his client was considering an appeal to the Supreme Court. "We are, of course, disappointed," Kaplan said Wednesday.