Toss Of Hewlett-Oracle IP Suit Explained In Written Ruling

Law360 (February 7, 2019, 5:24 PM EST) -- A San Francisco federal judge on Wednesday issued a written ruling explaining a decision last month to toss out a software copyright lawsuit filed by Oracle Corp. against Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., saying Oracle had “no answers” to key defenses to infringement.

The ruling, issued under seal last month, tossed out a lawsuit that claimed HPE offered illegal updates to customers of Oracle’s Solaris operating system as part of a scheme concocted by another company, Terix Computer Co. Inc.

In the written opinion Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar largely greenlit HPE’s primary defense: that Oracle simply lacked any specific evidence of...

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