SAP Asks for Reduced Oracle Damage Award

Lora Bentley

Not that anyone who has followed the case is surprised, but German software maker SAP has asked a federal court in California to reduce the damage award it must pay Oracle. In November, a jury found the company owed its competitor $1.3 billion for infringement admittedly committed by SAP's now-defunct subsidiary TomorrowNow.


According to Financial Times, SAP thinks the award, which was eight times higher than the provision previously made in SAP's balance sheet, was "disproportionate and wrong."


If the post-trial motion is not successful, the company indicated it might appeal. What's more, if the dispute over the damage award continues, it may result in further revision of the company's financials, the story says.

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