Oracle Seeks To Add To $1.3 Billion Fine Against SAP

REDWOOD SHORES (AP) — Oracle wants to make SAP’s $1.3 billion penalty for stealing intellectual property even bigger.

On Friday, Oracle asked a judge to add $211.7 million in interest to the $1.3 billion fine that a federal jury levied against SAP last month.

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 said Oracle shouldn’t get any more money beyond the fine.

Oracle declined comment.

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