The Oracle vs. SAP TomorrowNow trial has kicked off and there are a few moving parts. Among them:
- SAP would be willing to pay $120 million in attorneys fees and costs to Oracle in a bid to end this saga.
- The juror instructions explicitly ban the use of Twitter as well as extracurricular yapping.
- A bid to delay the trial was rejected by the judge.
- Opening arguments kicked off and SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott reiterated that the company was looking for a fair settlement (via MarketWatch).
Meanwhile, there are a few interesting docs to note as the TomorrowNow trial kicks off. The juror instructions filed on Nov. 1 read:
I know that many of you use cell phones, Blackberries, the internet and other tools of technology. You also must not talk to anyone about this case or use these tools to communicate electronically with anyone about the case. This includes your family and friends. You may not communicate with anyone about the case on your cell phone, through e-mail, Blackberry, iPhone, text messaging, or on Twitter, through any blog or website, through any internet chat room, or by way of any other social networking websites, including Facebook, Twitter, My Space, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
Here are the instructions: saporcl110110a
And a mammoth exhibit list:
- SAP calls audible in Oracle lawsuit; Seeks to 'focus' trial, limit 'media circus'
- Oracle's Ellison jabs at HP's Lane, Apotheker; HP calls it harassment