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 - Oracle fires round in suit Firm accuses rival...
Oracle fires round in suit Firm accuses rival SAP AG of theft By MICHAEL LIEDTKE The Associated Press i ' SAN FRANCISCO Escalating its rancor with rival SAP AG, business business software maker Oracle Corp. accused SAP on Monday of knowingly buying and then embracing an illegal illegal operation set up to steal Oracle's products and customers. The allegations emerged in the latest documents documents filed in a fraud -case -case that Oracle brought against SAP last year in San Francisco federal court. Oracle fired its volley volley the day before Germany-based Germany-based Germany-based Germany-based SAP is scheduled to report its second-quarter second-quarter second-quarter earnings. The 16-month-old 16-month-old 16-month-old 16-month-old 16-month-old lawsuit lawsuit focuses on Tomor-rowNow, Tomor-rowNow, Tomor-rowNow, a software maintenance specialist that SAP bought in 2005 to counter Oracle's $11.1 billion acquisition of PeopleSoft. TomorrowNow offered to support PeopleSoft products at lower prices than Oracle did, an advantage that SAP hoped to use to lure customers customers away from its See ORACLE, Page 5B

Clipped from The Californian29 Jul 2008, TuePage 14

The Californian (Salinas, California)29 Jul 2008, TuePage 14
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