March 22, 2007
28:1331 Fed. Question
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SAP AG agreed Thursday to pay Oracle Corp. $306 million in damages in a move that precludes a new trial in Oracle’s copyright infringement suit claiming a now-defunct software unit SAP had purchased in 2005 had downloaded unauthorized copies of its business management software.
Oracle Corp. said last week it deserves nearly $777 million in damages for copyright infringement by a now-defunct software unit SAP AG had acquired, three months after rejecting a California federal judge's reduction of a $1.3 billion verdict against SAP.
A California federal judge on Friday denied Oracle Corp.'s request for a review of a September order that tossed a jury's $1.3 billion verdict against SAP AG in a copyright infringement suit over SAP's acquisition of a now-defunct subsidiary.
A California federal judge on Thursday threw out a $1.3 billion jury verdict for Oracle Corp. in a copyright infringement suit over SAP AG's acquisition of a now-defunct subsidiary, holding that the award of hypothetical license damages was grossly excessive.
Attorneys for SAP AG and Oracle Corp. told a California federal judge on Wednesday that a settlement between the two companies was unlikely in their intellectual property dispute that led to a $1.3 billion jury verdict for Oracle in November.
The former co-president of Oracle Corp. testified before a federal jury Thursday that the Silicon Valley giant would have sought billions of dollars in licensing fees from SAP AG had its rival asked to negotiate for, rather than illegally use, its lucrative business management software.
With Oracle International Corp.'s copyright infringement suit against SAP AG headed for trial, the defendant has asked the court to bar attorneys on the case from talking to the press in the wake of an article accusing SAP's former CEO of knowing about the infringement.