9th Circ. Freezes Oracle Copyright Injunction Against Rimini

By Bill Donahue (December 7, 2016, 3:18 PM EST) -- Shooting down objections from Oracle USA Inc., the Ninth Circuit has granted an emergency motion from Rimini Street Inc. and stayed a permanent injunction while the software maintenance firm appeals an $88 million copyright trial loss.

Without written explanation, the appeals court issued an order Wednesday freezing the injunction that a district judge handed down against Rimini — a company that offers lower-cost, third-party tech support for Oracle products. Last year, a jury found Rimini had infringed Oracle's copyright software in how it offered those services.

Ahead of Wednesday, Rimini had warned the appeals court that the injunction was "vague and...

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