The computer abuse action was part of a copyright infringement lawsuit by Oracle. Rimini downloaded Oracle software as part of a service agreement with Oracle customers to keep their Oracle programs updated. But Rimini also used the downloaded software not only for a specific Oracle customer but also for soliciting other Oracle customers to use their service. The jury found that the customer’s licenses with Oracle did not allow third-party access to the Oracle software. The jury awarded Oracle $35.6 million in damages for copyright infringement to which the court added $22.5 million for prejudgment interest and $3.2 million in costs. The court also awarded $28.5 million in attorneys’ fees, but remanded the calculation of attorneys’ fees in light of the reversal of the computer fraud findings.
Oracle USA, Inc., v Rimini Street, Inc., Nine Cir. No. 16,16832 and 16-16905, issued January 8, 2018