Oracle Fights HPE's $18M Atty Fee Bid In Copyright Row
Law360 (April 23, 2019, 6:03 PM EDT) -- Oracle Corp. on Monday fought back against a bid by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. for nearly $18 million in attorney fees in a software copyright case in California federal court, calling the figure an “unreasonably high” amount to award the tech giant for its successful defense against Oracle’s claims.
Oracle said its claims in the suit were “objectively reasonable,” and that awarding such a large amount of money in attorney fees could chill other copyright holders from pursuing legitimate cases for fear of losing and getting stuck with the bill for their opponents’ victory.
“Awarding fees under these circumstances would deter...
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