Oracle and SAP have set damages for the amount SAP has to pay Oracle for infringing their copyright. The two agreed on the amount of $306 million but it looks like Oracle will file for an appeal.
In 2007, Oracle filed a lawsuit against SAP for illegally using and distributing their software. In 2010, the court ruled in favor of Oracle and stated that SAP has to pay $1.3 billion in damages. SAP appealed to the court stating that they admit their wrongdoing, but the amount was absurdly high. In 2011, SAP filed for a re-trial to lower the amount they have to pay to Oracle to somewhere between $28 million and $408.7 million.
The court ruled in favor of SAP and reduced the amount to be paid to Oracle to $272 million and if Oracle rejects the decision, SAP will be granted a new trial for damages. Of course Oracle rejected the amount and a new trial date was set, which was scheduled for later this month. Oracle is demanding at least $426 million in damages, including legal fees.
But before the trial began, the two agreed on $306 million but it seems Oracle is still not satisfied and is willing to file an appeal.
Oracle said in a statement that the “unanimous 2010 jury verdict awarding it $1.3 billion can now be immediately taken to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.”
But SAP spokesman James Denver stated that the company believes that the case has gone long enough and that $306 million is just appropriate damages amount.
“[W]e agreed to this in an effort to bring this case to a reasonable resolution,” Denver stated.