SAP heads back to court to fight Oracle settlement


SAP heads back to court to fight Oracle settlement

Simon Quicke

SAP is hoping it can challenge the $1.3bn it was ordered to pay Oracle last year at the end of a case over wrongly downloading files.

The two vendors took their dispute over SAP's TomorrowNow subsidiary downloading Oracle files to court which ended with damages being awarded by a jury to compensate for the intellectual property that was used without permission and the loss of income.

But SAP has always argued the payout was too high and Oracle had originally pushed for much more leaving both licking their wounds after last Novembers case in Northern California came to an end.

But in the face of an appeal against the verdict Oracle has argued that the damages were given after plenty of evidence was submitted in a bid to fight SAP's attempts to get a district judge to review the case today.

According to reports, SAP is pushing for either a revision of the sum downwards shaving millions off what it would have to pay or is even looking for the settlement to be thrown out all together.

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