SAP Hit With $345M Verdict In Versata Patent Suit

Law360, New York (May 13, 2011, 9:32 PM EDT) -- A federal jury in Texas found Friday that SAP America Inc. infringed three claims of a Versata Software Inc. patent for product pricing software and awarded Versata $260 million in compensation and $85 million in royalties.

SAP America, the U.S. subsidiary of German software company SAP AG, and Austin, Texas-based Versata have been fighting since 2007, when Versata filed suit claiming SAP's Business Suite enterprise software infringed five of its patents.

The Texas federal court has narrowed the scope of the case several times since then...
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