Oracle And Sap Set The Date (For A Retrial)

Rival companies Oracle and SAP received a fresh date for retrial on their copyright infringement claims. These two enterprise rivals will be meeting at the court on June 18th later this year.

This particular date will see the firms battle it out to decide the amount SAP will have to pay to Oracle over accusations that SAP's subsidiary TomorrowNow illegally downloaded a significant portion of Oracle files.

The contents downloaded by TomorrowNow comprises of software as well as information of customers related to Peoplesoft users. This illegal act was later admitted with an apologyd by SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott in court, reported The Inquirer.

The complaint was filed, the act admitted and apology accepted - with Oracle to face the consequences. the court has already granted $1.3 billion as compensation, however, the court also stated that it has not been proven that this is the amount Oracle lost due to the act. Therefore, the court offered the amount of $272 million or a retrial; with Oracle opting for a retrial.