Oracle is appealing settlement with SAP on five year long copyright infringement lawsuit
The US based business software maker Oracle is planning to appeal settlement on a five year long -running copyright infringement lawsuit against SAP.
The SAP spokesman said: "We agreed to a reasonable arrangement, since we believe this case has already persisted long enough."
In August 2012, SAP had agreed to pay back Oracle $306m in damages over copyright infringement allegations against a SAP unit, TomorrowNow.'
The unit was accused in April 2007 of downloading patches and support documents straight from Oracle's website and used for commercial reasons.
The current settlement amount claimed to be less than a quarter of the $1.3bn, which SAP had been initially ruled to pay Oracle by a jury in November 2010.
Later, in 2011, the US District Judge Phyllis Hamilton ruled against the verdict saying that either Oracle accept $272m in damages or select for new trial against SAP to validate copyright damages.
The US district court had cut down the amount last year saying the earlier penalty awarded by the Jury was "grossly excessive", according to AFP.
SAP has already paid $120m in legal fees to Oracle.