U.S. Supreme Court to resolve U.S. Circuit Court dispute over copyright law
LAS VEGAS, September 27, 2018 – Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, today issued the following statement in regard to the Oracle v. Rimini Street case:
"On September 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court granted Rimini Street, Inc.'s petition for review in Oracle v. Rimini Street appealing the decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals allowing an award of non-taxable costs as part of the final judgment awarded to Oracle by the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. The Company's appeal argues that the award of $12.8 million of non-taxable costs is in direct conflict with decisions in other U.S. Federal Circuit Courts and decisions of the Supreme Court. Rimini Street is seeking a refund of the $12.8 million from Oracle.
Rimini Street is pleased that the Supreme Court has decided to hear this important case and resolve this key point of law, despite Oracle's opposition. We look forward to this next step in recovering an additional $12.8 million from Oracle.
No amount of bluster and attempted media spin by Oracle can obfuscate the facts that the jury found Rimini Street's past infringement was 'innocent' and not intentional, that Oracle lost 11 out of 12 claims against the Company, that Oracle lost all claims against Rimini Street's CEO, and that Oracle has already been ordered by the U.S. Court of Appeals to refund $21.5 million of amounts previously paid by Rimini Street in 2016.
Rimini Street is aggressively pursuing claims and additional appeals against Oracle in Federal Court."