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Battle begins in business-software square-off

Battle begins in business-software square-off

A battle between two of the world's biggest makers of business software hinges on the value of a trove of millions of stolen customer-support documents.
In a trial that began Tuesday in a federal courtroom in Oakland, Oracle Corp. made its first pitch to a jury. Oracle says that archrival SAP AG's plundering of password-protected Oracle websites dealt a $2 billion blow to Oracle's business.
SAP has admitted that the now-shuttered subsidiary secretly siphoned off instruction manuals and technical specifications for Oracle's software. But SAP argues that Oracle's claims of injury are exaggerated. SAP says it owes Oracle just tens of millions of dollars.
The jury trial is expected to last six weeks.


Updated : 2020-12-05 03:16 GMT+08:00