September 2, 2011 – A federal judge ruled that the $1.3 billion verdict to be paid by SAP to Oracle is inflated and “contrary to the weight of the evidence” in a lawsuit regarding infringement and copyright violations from the now-defunct TomorrowNow division.

In her ruling, Judge Phyllis Hamilton of the U.S. District Court in Northern California said SAP’s payout was “grossly excessive” and based largely on hypothetical software licensing fees.

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