Rimini Street Inc. v. Oracle USA Inc.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-1625 9th Cir. Jan 14, 2019
Tr.Aud.
Mar 4, 2019 9-0 Kavanaugh OT 2018

Holding: A federal district court’s discretion to award “full costs” to a party in copyright litigation pursuant to 17 U. S. C. §505 is limited to the six categories specified in the general costs statute codified at 28 U. S. C. §§1821 and 1920.

Judgment: Reversed in part and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Kavanaugh on March 4, 2019.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
May 31 2018Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 2, 2018)
Jun 28 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 2, 2018 to August 1, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Jun 28 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including August 1, 2018.
Aug 01 2018Brief of respondents Oracle USA Inc., et al. in opposition filed.
Aug 14 2018Reply of petitioners Rimini Street, Inc., and Seth Ravin filed.
Aug 15 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/24/2018.
Sep 27 2018Petition GRANTED. Justice Alito took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
Oct 24 2018Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, Rimini Street, Inc., and Seth Ravin.
Oct 26 2018Blanket Consent filed by Respondents, Oracle USA Inc., et al.
Nov 13 2018Brief of petitioners Rimini Street, Inc., and Seth Ravin filed.
Nov 13 2018Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Nov 19 2018Brief amicus curiae of American Intellectual Property Law Association in support of neither party filed.
Nov 20 2018Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.
Nov 20 2018Brief amici curiae of Scholars of Corpus Linguistics filed.
Nov 20 2018Brief amicus curiae of Professor Patrick T. Gillen filed.
Nov 28 2018SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Monday, January 14, 2019
Nov 30 2018CIRCULATED
Dec 06 2018Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.
Dec 11 2018Record requested from the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit.
Dec 12 2018Record received from both the U.S.C.A. 9th Circuit and the U.S.D.C. District of Nevada is electronic and located on PACER, with the exception of some SEALED and Restricted documents that are electronic.
Dec 13 2018Brief of respondents Oracle USA Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 20 2018Brief amicus curiae of Ralph Oman filed. (Distributed)
Dec 20 2018Brief amici curiae of Scholars of Linguistics filed. (Distributed)
Dec 20 2018Brief amici curiae of National Music Publishers' Association, and Recording Industry Association of America filed. (Distributed)
Dec 20 2018Brief amicus curiae of BSA | The Software Alliance. filed. (Distributed)
Dec 20 2018Brief amicus curiae of Copyright Alliance filed. (Distributed)
Dec 20 2018Brief amicus curiae of Professor Steven Baicker-Mckee filed. (Distributed)
Jan 03 2019Justice Alito is no longer recused in this case.
Jan 04 2019Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.
Jan 04 2019Reply of petitioners Rimini Street, Inc., and Seth Ravin filed. (Distributed)
Jan 14 2019Argued. For petitioners: Mark A. Perry, Washington, D. C.; and Allon Kedem, Assistant to the Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For respondents: Paul D. Clement, Washington, D. C.
Mar 04 2019Adjudged to be REVERSED IN PART and case REMANDED. Kavanaugh, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
Apr 05 2019JUDGMENT ISSUED.
 
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