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...
To view the full article, register now.

Documents

Related

Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Oracle Corporation et al v. SAP AG et al


Case Number

4:07-cv-01658

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Phyllis J. Hamilton

Date Filed

March 22, 2007

Law Firms

Companies

Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.