Oracle v. SAP Trial Date Set - in 2009
Oracle's lawsuit against SAP accusing SAP of unlawfully downloading thousands of pieces of copyrighted code and documents from Oracle's servers continues to work its way through the legal process. The latest development is that a trial date was set -- for approximately 1-1/2 years from now -- reports CRM Buyer.
The long lead time probably stems from the fact that this is a very complex dispute, with thousands of downloads alleged and both sides wanting to interview a large number of witnesses. The case may not settle until significant discovery has occurred, and both sides have educated themselves as to the strengths and weaknesses of their case. For more, see previous post.