SAP will vigorously defend an Oracle lawsuit filed last month that alleges SAP stole trade secrets.
The German software giant won't settle, but will instead launch its defence in the coming weeks, according to SAP CEO Henning Kagermann.
An IDG News Service report quotes Kagermann as saying: ""We have no intention to settle; why should we We don't think anything is wrong in our company."
On 22 March, 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 alleged 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.