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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Spinoff Hit With a $30 Million Verdict In a Copyright Fight

A California federal jury on Tuesday found that Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. owed Oracle Corp. $30 million for knowingly stealing Oracle’s customers by offering software updates that ripped off Oracle’s copyrights, but concluded that HPE was not liable for punitive damages.

After one full day of deliberations, a unanimous eight-member jury concluded that HPE and non-party Terix Computer Co. Inc. each directly infringed Oracle’s copyrights by providing HPE customers with thousands of Oracle software patches and updates misappropriated by Terix. The jury also held that HPE vicariously infringed Oracle’s copyrights and intentionally interfered with Oracle’s customers. The jury awarded $30 million.

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