• HP, Oracle target pretrial wins in Itanium case

    The onset of spring has brought about a rebirth of hostilities in the struggle between technology behemoths Hewlett-Packard Co. and Oracle Corp. The two companies have been battling for the last few years over a number of issues, but yesterday both parties sought pretrial victories in the dispute over whether...

  • Investor sues Oracle over $200 million settlement

    An Oracle investor sued the company and its board yesterday, claiming they refused to cooperate in a whistleblower lawsuit that the company ultimately settled for $200 million—far more than it should have, the suit says.

  • Oracle seeks new trial against SAP

    Business-management software company Oracle Corp. has decided that $272 million just isn’t enough to ease the hurt it sustained when the software maintenance unit of its competitor, SAP AG, allegedly illegally downloaded its software

  • Technology: Best practices in managing innovation and IP for tech companies

    Innovation has become a critical priority for many companies and, of course, is essential for technology companies.

  • Accenture will pay $63.7M to settle whistleblower suit

    Accenture Plc has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to settle a whistleblower lawsuit for $63.7 million. The settlement will be paid in a single lump sum.

  • Oracle’s $1.3 billion verdict against SAP overturned

    Yesterday U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton overturned Oracle Corp.’s $1.3 billion copyright infringement verdict against rivaling software company SAP AG. The November 2010 verdict, which was a record for copyright infringement case, was “grossly excessive,” according to Hamilton.

  • Oracle, HP under scrutiny from DOJ and SEC

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently has increased surveillance of illegal operations among companies and their operations abroad. Current investigations are focused on two of the world’s leading technology companies—Oracle Corp. and Hewlitt-Packard Co. The technology giants face review under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

  • Litigation: How to Control Venue for Shareholder Derivative Actions

    Judge Richard Seeborg of the Northern District of California recently denied Oracle Corp.’s motion to dismiss a shareholder derivative lawsuit for improper venue because the company’s forum-selection clause was unilaterally adopted by the Board of Directors (the “Board”) after the alleged wrongdoing had occurred.

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