SAP AG is being sued by Oracle for malpractice and unfair competition. Specifically, Oracle has accused SAP of acquiring unauthorized access to their customer service website. Oracle then charges that SAP of copied its software and other confidential materials.
SAP has admitted to copyright infringement and the upcoming trial, which is set for November will determine the amount SAP will pay in damages.
The gag order was issued, and U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton has ordered lawyers from both parties to not make statements to the media.