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SAP Pays Oracle $120 Million In Legal Fees

SAP has agreed to pay $120 million in legal fees to the American computing giant Oracle.

The German software company, which is currently embroiled in a copyright infringement case with rival Oracle, is to pay the legal payments in addition to $1.3 billion a California jury previously ordered SAP to pay Oracle, according to NASDAQ.

The trial which ran for 12 days, was decided in Oracle's favour, after it was decided that TommorowNow, a subsidiary of SAP illegally downloaded and created thousands of infringed copies of Oracle’s software and support material.

Oracle went to extreme measures to convict SAP, after hiring private investigators to track down former SAP CEO Leo Apothekar - who is now the boss of HP - to testify in the case.

Oracle chief, Larry Ellison claimed that the company had lost 30 per cent of its customers and initially sued SAP for $4 billion in damages.