Judge Tosses Oracle’s $1.3B Copyright Win Against SAP

Law360, San Diego (September 1, 2011, 6:21 PM EDT) -- 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.

U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton concluded that she would allow SAP’s bid for a new trial over actual damages if Oracle rejected her order to slash the award to $272 million.

A jury awarded $1.3 billion to Oracle in November, saying SAP violated copyright law when...
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Case Information

Case Title

Oracle Corporation et al v. SAP AG et al

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Phyllis J. Hamilton

Date Filed

March 22, 2007

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