SAP Software Bundling Anti-Competitive, Versata Says

Law360, New York (June 29, 2010, 3:54 PM EDT) -- Versata Software Inc. filed an antitrust complaint with the European Commission on Tuesday accusing rival business technology firm SAP AG of bundling an illegally cloned pricing program with its popular software suite.

SAP's actions violate Article 102 of the European Union treaty by foreclosing competition, eliminating choice and competition-driven innovation, and harming consumers, Versata says. In August, a federal court in Texas found that the SAP pricing program in question infringed two Versata patents.

An SAP executive took the illegal steps upon noticing that Versata's Pricer...
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