Oracle has filed a hard-hitting lawsuit against SAP, accusing the German software maker of stealing confidential information from its computer systems.
Yesterday Oracle filed a lawsuit in California, alleging that SAP "copied and swept thousands of Oracle software products and other proprietary and confidential material on to its own servers".
It further alleges that the purpose of these actions was to compile "an illegal library of Oracle's copyrighted code and other materials".
Oracle's lawsuit accuses SAP of using this information to enable it to offer support services – at a lower rates – to Oracle users and then attempt to cross-sell them to the SAP platform.
The lawsuit hints that the alleged intrusions are ongoing, and it seeks to stop them while preventing SAP from using any information so gained. Oracle also wants to recover damages and legal fees.