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Docket Number17-1625
Term2018
Full NameRimini Street, Inc. v. Oracle USA, Inc.
Short NameRimini Street, Inc. v. Oracle USA, Inc.
PetitionerRimini Street, Inc.
RespondentOracle USA, Inc.
Date Argued (Reargued)Jan. 14, 2019
Date Decided

Question Presented

Whether the Copyright Act's allowance of "full costs" (17 U.S.C. § 505) to a prevailing party is limited to taxable costs under 28 U.S.C. §§ 1920 and 1821, as the Eighth and Eleventh Circuits have held, or also authorizes non-taxable costs, as the Ninth Circuit holds. JUSTICE ALITO TOOK NO PART

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Case Events

NoDateDescription
16 2018-11-28SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, January 14, 2019
15 2018-11-20Amicus brief of Professor Patrick T. Gillen submitted.
14 2018-11-20Brief amicus curiae of Scholars of Corpus Linguistics filed.
13 2018-11-20Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
12 2018-11-19Brief amicus curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association in support of neither party filed.
11 2018-11-13Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
10 2018-11-13Brief of petitioners Rimini Street, Inc., and Seth Ravin filed.
9 2018-10-26Blanket Consent filed by Respondents, Oracle USA Inc., et al.
8 2018-10-24Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, Rimini Street, Inc., and Seth Ravin.
7 2018-09-27Petition GRANTED. Justice Alito took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
6 2018-08-15DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/24/2018.
5 2018-08-14Reply of petitioners Rimini Street, Inc., and Seth Ravin filed.
4 2018-08-01Brief of respondents Oracle USA Inc., et al. in opposition filed.
3 2018-06-28Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 2, 2018 to August 1, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
2 2018-06-28Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including August 1, 2018.
1 2018-05-31Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 2, 2018)

Case Counsels

NameParty NameDescriptionAddressPhoneType
Mark Andrew PerryRimini Street, Inc., and Seth RavinCounsel of RecoGibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP1050 Connecticut Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20036mperry@gibsondunn.com202-955-8500petitioner
Paul D. ClementOracle USA Inc., et al.Counsel of RecordKirkland & Ellis LLP655 Fifteenth Street, NWWashington, DC 20005paul.clement@kirkland.com(202) 879-5000respondent
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