Oracle Claims Broader Infringement Scheme By SAP

Law360, New York (February 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The bitter trade secrets dispute between software rivals Oracle Corp. and SAP AG has taken another turn, with Oracle alleging that SAP engaged in wider copyright infringement than originally thought.

Oracle sued SAP in March 2007, claiming that a subsidiary of the German company had accessed Oracle's computers to steal thousands of software products and other proprietary and confidential materials. SAP later admitted to “inappropriate downloads” by the subsidiary, Texas-based TomorrowNow Inc., but maintains that they did not constitute corporate theft.

In its most recent claim,...
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