Oracle seeks to add to $1.3B fine against SAP
(AP) -- Oracle wants to make SAP's $1.3 billion penalty for stealing intellectual property even bigger.
The judge still needs to formally impose the fine. There is a possibility she could reduce it. SAP can appeal.
Oracle, based in Redwood Shores, and SAP are two of the world's biggest business software makers. Their three-week trial exposed a remarkable example of corporate espionage.
Germany-based SAP admitted a subsidiary mined the contents of password-protected Oracle websites, downloading software and customer support documents to help steal Oracle customers.
SAP says Oracle shouldn't get any more money beyond the fine. Oracle declined comment.
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