SCOTUS Orders Oracle to Return $12.8 Million to Rimini Street

March 19, 2019 - from Rimini Street v. Oracle

On March 4, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) found in the matter of Rimini Street v. Oracle that the Copyright Act of 1976 does not authorize a court “to award litigation expenses beyond the six categories of ‘costs’ specified by Congress in the general costs statute.” The ruling orders Oracle to return a $12.8 million award for litigation expenses paid by Rimini Street in 2016.

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Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses Decision of Non-Infringement in Patent Suit

March 14, 2019 - from IP Watchdog

On February 14, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware that granted summary judgment of non-infringement to defendant Sonitor Technologies, Inc. and that invalidated plaintiff CenTrak, Inc.’s patent based on its failure to satisfy the written description requirement. The patent infringement case began in February 2014, when CenTrak alleged Sonitor Technologies infringed its patents related to Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) used to identify and track devices through Wi-Fi and ultrasound technology.

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Finding of Non-Infringement and No Damages Awarded in Alarm.com Patent Infringement Suit

March 12, 2019 - from CEPro

On February 8, 2019, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware found that software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions provider SecureNet Technologies did not infringe three of Alarm.com’s patents related to automation networking and interactive gateway technology. Alarm.com sought $20 million in damages in the software patent infringement case that began September 2015.

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