Oracle Suit May Spur Federal Actions Against SAP

Law360, New York (March 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A lawsuit filed by business software maker Oracle Corp. accusing German competitor SAP AG of wide-scale corporate theft could prompt criminal and civil actions against the company or “rogue” individuals acting on their own behalf.

Based on Oracle’s 43-page complaint alleging that SAP illegally accessed its computers to steal thousands of Oracle software products and proprietary materials, SAP could face not only civil liability, but also criminal liability, according to analysts on Tuesday.

“It will be interesting to see whether the facts – if proved true...
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