The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a permanent injunction issued against Rimini Street. Oracle filed suit against Rimini Street, a third-party support provider based out of Las Vegas, for software copyright violations in 2010.
Rimini Street appealed the 2018 injunction, and also appealed an award to Oracle for $28.5 million in attorneys’ fees. Rimini’s appeal was unsuccessful: the Ninth Circuit affirmed the injunction with only minor modifications, and affirmed the award of attorneys’ fees in its entirety. Rimini Street has paid Oracle more than $90 million in the course of the litigation. Jim Maroulis, Senior Managing Counsel for Oracle, commented, "Rather than showing contrition, Rimini went out appealing that the injunction isn't lawful. It’s almost comical.”
The legal proceedings offer important lessons for software companies, third-party support companies, and customers. To get the full story and key lessons for customers, read Forbes’ Guide to the Oracle Rimini Street Lawsuit.
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