Oracle: SAP owes us an additional US$211M

Summary:After being awarded US$1.3 billion in damages in a copyright infringement case, company now says SAP has to fork out US$211 million in interest.

It appears that the record US$1.3 billion judgment that a federal jury awarded to Oracle in its copyright infringement battle with SAP last month isn't enough. The company is asking for an additional US$211.7 million in interest, according to a San Jose Mercury News report posted last week.

The interest would "fully compensate" the company for the software licenses that SAP should have paid for in 2005 and 2006, the company said in its court filing last week.

SAP, which is still considering an appeal to the verdict, told Dow Jones:

We don't believe that Oracle is entitled to any additional compensation beyond the final judgment in this case... We are, of course, disappointed by this verdict and will consider all available options. This will unfortunately be a prolonged process and we continue to hope that the matter can be resolved appropriately without more years of litigation.

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