Sep 042012

SAP said on Monday, Oracle has appealed a lawsuit which lasts five years, and also this may make SAP pay more copyright infringement compensation.

This Monday, the SAP spokesman confirmed the contents that Germany “Mannheimer Morgen” had previously reported about what consequences Oracle appeal may bring, and said “in this bad cases, the appeal may take 2 years. ” SAP expressed disappointment on Oracle slowed down the process. SAP spokesman said, “We agree to carry out a reasonable settlement, because we believe that this case has been for a too long.”

In August, SAP agreed to pay Oracle $306 million compensation to settle the copyright infringement accusement to one of its departments, the lawyers pointed out at that time, this action was aimed at ” to save time and cost required by a new trial and to speed up the completion of the appeal procedure.” In 2010, a jury in North Carolina judged that  in the lawsuit of SAP subsidiary TomorrowNow improperly downloading Oracle files, SAP should pay Oracle $1.3 billion in compensation.

Aug 212012

U.S. District Judge William Alsup required Oracle and Google to provide the paid review individual authors and group identity, the two companies disclosed paid writers and the name of the organization on Friday.

Google listed a long list of paid writing articles organizations, while the Oracle only listed the blog FOSS Patent Florian Mueller and Stanford University Professor Paul Goldstein.

Florian Mueller had announced collected Oracle expenses on behalf of the author as early as in April this year. Prior to that, he admitted to charge the cost of Microsoft and other companies to provide “advisory services”. While it that Oracle disclosed that they paid for his ghostwrite calls into question of the credibility of his blog, many websites had quoted his view on Oracle and Google Copyright and patent disputes.

Google disclosed list includes many of the top agencies in the fields of artificial intelligence, networking, privacy and security, among which are academic researchers from Cambridge, Harvard, Princeton and Stanford University. In addition, Google also lists the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Interactive Advertising Bureau and Creative Commons.

Google also disclosed that they had ever paid to the Democratic Party and the Republican Governors Association. But Google insisted that they never bribed anyone that gives reports or comment on Google and Oracle case.