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BSF Wins Largest Damages Verdict Ever Awarded For Copyright Infringement in Oracle v SAP


On November 23, 2010, a jury in the Northern District of California returned a record-breaking $1.3 billion verdict in favor of Boies, Schiller & Flexner client Oracle against SAP AG, SAP America, and SAP America’s wholly owned subsidiary, TomorrowNow, for copyright infringement of Oracle software.  The verdict has been reported as the largest copyright infringement damages award in history by nearly tenfold, and nearly the largest intellectual property verdict of any kind ever.  David Boies led the BSF team at trial, with Steve Holtzman, Fred Norton, Kieran Ringgenberg, Beko Richardson, Christina Seki, and Catherine Duong, along with a team from Bingham McCutchen.

Please follow the below links for media coverage of this case.

The Am Law Litigation Daily [subscription], December 2, 2010
Susan Beck's Summary Judgment: In Oracle Case, SAP Was Punished for Its Own Lawyerly Trick

Financial Times, November 24, 2010
SAP ordered to pay $1.3bn to Oracle

Wall Street Journal, November 24, 2010
Jury Rules SAP Owes Oracle $1.3 Billion

Am Law Litigation Daily [subscription], November 24, 2010
Boies and Bingham Lead Oracle Jury to Record-Settling $1.3 Billion Verdict in Copyright Damages Battle with SAP

Bloomberg, November 24, 2010
Oracle Wins $1.3 Billion Verdict for Ex-SAP Unit's Downloading

Associated Press, November 24, 2010
Jury: SAP must pay nemesis Oracle $1.3 billion

BBC, November 24, 2010
Oracle awarded $1.3bn in SAP data theft case

The Telegraph [London], November 24, 2010
SAP ordered to pay Oracle $1.3bn in the biggest-ever award for copyright infringement

New York Times, November 23, 2010
SAP Ordered to Pay Oracle $1.3 Billion

Bloomberg, November 23, 2010
SAP Must Pay Oracle $1.3 Billion Over Unit’s Downloads

San Jose Mercury News, November 23, 2010
SAP ordered to pay Oracle $1.3 billion in damages

Reuters, November 23, 2010
Oracle awarded $1.3 bln for SAP software theft

Digital Daily, November 23, 2010
Oracle-SAP Verdict: SAP Owes Oracle $1.3 Billion

Law360 [subscription], November 23, 2010
Oracle Wins $1.3B Verdict In SAP Copyright Fight

Related Lawyers: David Boies, Steven C. Holtzman, , Kieran P. Ringgenberg, Beko O. Reblitz-Richardson

Related Practice: Intellectual Property