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Redwood Shores, Calif.—Sep 27, 2018
Today’s United States Supreme Court grant of certiorari in the Rimini Street case is limited to a narrow issue regarding an award of more than $12 million in litigation costs that Rimini Street was ordered to pay to Oracle. This award came after a jury found that Rimini Street infringed 93 Oracle copyrights, and this costs appeal has zero impact on the resolved issue that Rimini Street infringed 93 copyrights and the jury award of compensatory damages.
In 2016, the trial court found that Oracle was entitled to an award of attorneys’ fees and costs “because of Rimini’s repeated instances of copyright infringement and its significant litigation misconduct.” While the Supreme Court will take up this narrow costs issue as a matter of law, the underlying conduct is not in question.
“We look forward to addressing this costs issue in our nation’s highest court, and we believe that the Court should reject the attempt by Rimini Street—a dishonest, serial infringer—to avoid fully compensating Oracle for Rimini’s misconduct,” said Dorian Daley, Oracle’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel.
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