November 23, 2010 -- A jury has ordered SAP to pay Oracle Corporation $1.3 billion in damages following a three-week trial that found the German software provider guilty of illegally downloading software and customer documents. The verdict, delivered Tuesday evening, followed less than a day of jury deliberation.
According to the Associated Press, the award represents more than half of all the profit SAP generated last year. The AP reported that SAP had set aside only $160 million for anticipated damages and had already paid $120 million to Oracle lawyers.
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