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Oracle Adds New Claims To SAP Lawsuit

The new claims, contained in an amended compliant filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, are in addition to Oracle's original allegations against its German rival.

Paul McDougall

June 1, 2007

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Oracle on Friday said it added new copyright and breach-of-contract claims to its sensational fraud lawsuit against rival business software developer SAP.

The new claims, contained in an amended compliant filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, are in addition to Oracle's original allegations against its German rival.

Oracle originally filed suit against SAP in March, charging the company with "theft on a grand scale." Among the allegations contained in Oracle's initial complaint: Workers at an SAP subsidiary "copied and swept thousands of Oracle products and other proprietary and confidential materials into its own servers" using fake logins or credentials stolen from legitimate, high-profile Oracle customers such as Bear Stearns, Honeywell, and Merck.

The trove of ill-gotten products allowed SAP "to offer cut-rate support services to customers who use Oracle software, and to attempt to lure them to SAP's applications software," Oracle charged.

The software maker claimed that workers at the subsidiary, SAP TomorrowNow, in one instance used the phony IDs to access Oracle servers and download "more than 1,800 items per day for four days straight."

SAP has pledged to investigate the allegations.

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Paul McDougall

Editor At Large, InformationWeek

Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.

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