Third-party enterprise software support companies such as Rimini Street promise to cut business customers’ application update and support prices, but buyer beware: It’s important to review the total costs of such software support services.Learn more
Oracle’s eight-year legal battle with Rimini Street, a third-party provider of software support services, offers some important lessons for both industry players and the business customers they serve.
At the heart of the contentious battle has been whether Rimini Street has infringed Oracle’s copyrights in supporting its own customers, using what Oracle has called “an illegal business model.”Learn more
Patching software is a critical line of defense against web application security threats.
Web applications and sites are where many important transactions happen in the digital age. End users purchase goods and services, access medical records, check their finances, and more. All of these tasks involve the transfer of sensitive (and potentially regulated) data, such as credit card numbers, health information, and banking records. That makes web applications and sites appealing targets for cybercriminals.Learn more
On Monday, a federal appeals court rejected Rimini Street’s motion to stay and effectively delay a permanent injunction issued by the Federal District Court in Nevada. That injunction prohibits Rimini Street from engaging in specific unlawful practices in connection with its core business practices as found in Oracle’s 2015 copyright infringement trial against Rimini Street.Learn more
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.Learn more
A US District Court judge has issued a permanent injunction in favor of Oracle against Rimini Street, prohibiting the third-party provider of enterprise software maintenance services from engaging in certain practices in its dealings with Oracle business customers.
Oracle originally sued Rimini Street and CEO Seth Ravin nine years ago for engaging in what Oracle called “an illegal business model.”Learn more
A federal court has ruled that Rimini Street can no longer use copyrighted Oracle material to support its enterprise software customers through means found to be infringing, and that Oracle is entitled to $28 million to cover its legal fees.
Rimini Street, a third-party provider of software maintenance services, typically downloaded Oracle material using customers’ account information and used that material to maintain their software.Learn more
A US District court judge this week issued a permanent injunction in favor of Oracle against Rimini Street in a long-running legal battle.
The new order restricts Rimini Street’s use of Oracle copyrighted materials in supporting Oracle business customers.Learn more
Today, for the second time, a federal court in Nevada granted Oracle’s motion for a permanent injunction against Rimini Street for years of infringement of Oracle’s copyrights. In an opinion notable for its strong language condemning Rimini Street’s actions, the court made clear that since its inception, Rimini’s business “was built entirely on its infringement of Oracle’s copyrighted software.” In granting Oracle’s motion for its attorneys’ fees to be paid, the court also highlighted Rimini's “conscious disregard” for Oracle’s copyrights and Rimini’s “significant litigation misconduct.”Learn more
"We are pleased that the Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment on Rimini Street’s infringement of all 93 of Oracle’s copyrights in this case."Read the statement
Yesterday, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada issued two significant rulings in Oracle’s litigation against Rimini Street and its CEO Seth Ravin.
The first ruling is a permanent injunction barring Rimini Street from continuing to infringe Oracle’s copyrights and other unlawful acts. The court previously determined that a permanent injunction was warranted, noting Rimini Street’s “callous disregard for Oracle’s copyrights and computer systems when it engaged in the infringing conduct” and that “Rimini’s business model was built entirely on its infringement of Oracle’s copyrighted software and its improper access and downloading of data from Oracle’s website and computer systems.”Read the press release