2010


SAP ordered to pay Oracle $1.3 billion

San Francisco Chronicle

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A federal jury in Oakland handed software giant Oracle Corp. one of the largest awards ever for a copyright-infringement case on Tuesday, determining that rival SAP AG should pay $1.3 billion for a defunct division's unauthorized use of the Redwood City company's products.
 
"It certainly will get attention around the world," said Pamela Samuelson, a professor at UC Berkeley School of Law. "Anybody thinking about doing something shady will be less likely to do it after that level of damages." 11/24/2010