The Court awarded the permanent injunction because "Rimini's business model was built entirely on its infringement of Oracle's copyrighted software." The Court emphasized that "the evidence in action established Rimini's callous disregard for Oracle's copyrights and computer systems when it engaged in the infringing conduct." In awarding Oracle its attorneys' fees, the Court noted that "Oracle successfully prevailed on its claim for copyright infringement as the jury found that Rimini infringed every one of the 93 separate copyright registrations at issue." Further, the "$50 million verdict against defendants" was "five times the damages number presented at trial by defendants' damages expert," demonstrating Oracle's "substantial success" against Rimini.
Significantly, the Court found that Rimini's previous denial of copyright infringement was based on "a conscious disregard for the manner that Rimini used ... Oracle's copyrighted software," and that Rimini's "significant litigation misconduct," including the intentional "destruction of evidence," warranted the award of fees.
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