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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