Oracle USA v. Rimini Street, No. 16-16832 (9th Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
Court Description: Copyright The panel affirmed in part, reversed in part, and vacated in part the district court’s judgment after a jury trial in favor of Oracle USA, Inc., on its copyright infringement and California and Nevada state law claims against Rimini Street, Inc., a provider of third-party support for Oracle’s enterprise software, and Seth Ravin, Rimini’s CEO. Oracle licenses its software and also sells its licensees maintenance contracts. The maintenance work includes software updates. In order to compete effectively with Oracle’s direct maintenance services, Rimini needed to provide software updates to its customers. With Oracle’s knowledge, Rimini copied Oracle’s copyrighted software in order to provide the updates. Rimini obtained software from Oracle’s website with automated downloading tools in direct contravention of the terms of the website. The panel affirmed the district court’s partial summary judgment and partial judgment after trial on Oracle’s claims
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on April 16, 2019.