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Friday September 09, 2011

Shuttered SAP Subsidiary Charged in Oracle Theft

The Justice Department has charged TomorrowNow, the now defunct SAP subsidiary, with twelve counts of theft of software and documents from Oracle. Kinda makes you wonder if the judge last week that called the $1.3 billion jury verdict "grossly excessive" knew these criminal charges were pending.

The case stems from Oracle's discovery that TomorrowNow performed massive downloads of documents that were intended for Oracle customers. Oracle argued that SAP used the stolen information to steal customers. SAP argued that TomorrowNow didn't steal many customers with the information, and should only have to pay $40 million for accounts it did manage to lure away.