Oracle, Rimini Spar At High Court Over Copyright Costs

Law360 (January 14, 2019, 10:09 PM EST) -- Attorneys for Oracle and a technical support service called Rimini Street Inc. faced off Monday before the U.S. Supreme Court over how much a winning copyright litigant can recoup in legal bills, offering the justices sharply divergent views on what lawmakers meant by "full costs."

Mark A. Perry of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, arguing for Rimini, told the justices that the Copyright Act's "full" provision means a litigant is entitled to all of the costs they spent, but only within preset categories of "costs" defined elsewhere under federal law.

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