[A2k] Wall Street Journal: Jury Rules SAP Owes Oracle $1.3 Billion

Thiru Balasubramaniam thiru at keionline.org
Wed Nov 24 02:55:15 PST 2010


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704369304575633150256505376.html?mod=WSJEUROPE_newsreel_business#printMode

	• HEALTH INDUSTRY
	• NOVEMBER 23, 2010
Jury Rules SAP Owes Oracle $1.3 Billion
	
By CARI TUNA
SAP AG must pay $1.3 billion to rival Oracle Corp. for copyright  
infringement, a federal jury ruled Tuesday, following a high-profile  
court battle between the business-software makers.

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If upheld, the verdict would stand among the largest awards for a case  
involving intellectual property. The largest to date was a $1.67  
billion judgment in a 2009 patent case against Abbott Laboratories,  
according to Lex Machina Inc., a company that operates a database of  
cases. Abbott has appealed the verdict and a decision is pending.

One attorney specializing in intellectual-property law said the size  
of the jury award was surprising. "To my recollection that's the  
largest copyright verdict ever," said Colby Springer, a partner at  
Carr & Ferrell, adding that damages in patent cases tend to be higher  
than in copyright cases. "The number is just astronomical…They'll  
clearly contest that the wrong model was used."




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