Oracle v. SAP damages award thrown out


IPB promised to watch developments with the damages award in Oracle v. SAP, and now it looks like a new trial will be necessary (unless Oracle accepts the judge’s recommendation). Recall SAP admitted their subsidiary infringed on Oracle copyrights. The jury thought that infringement was worth a whopping $1.3B. The judge thought there was a valuation problem, tossed the award (as “overly excessive”) and suggested $272M would be more appropriate, specifying the damages must reflect the actual profits that Oracle lost and SAP gained through the infringement.


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