SAP, HP Want Software Co. Sanctioned for 'Fishing Expedition'

By Kelly Knaub (June 26, 2017, 11:40 PM EDT) -- SAP America and HP urged a California federal judge on Friday to sanction a Silicon Valley software company and its attorneys for filing a new infringement suit in sprawling litigation over an e-commerce patent, saying "one attempted fishing expedition is enough."

Software company SAP America Inc. and HP Inc. pushed California's Northern District to sanction fellow software company Big Baboon Inc. for filing a patent infringement complaint that "has claims not warranted by law and makes factual allegations that lack and cannot reasonably be expected to have evidentiary support."

The companies say that not long before filing its suit in April,...

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