On November 23, a federal jury awarded $1.3 billion in damages to Oracle, a software company represented by David Boies (LL.M. '67), in a copyright infringement case. Oracle's rival SAP, a German software maker, admitted that a subsidiary had stolen thousands of copies of Oracle's software and materials, but was willing to pay only $40 million in damages. Only a day after Boies' final arguments, the jury sided with Oracle.

"We had the facts and we had the law," attorney David Boies told reporters. "I think the jury reached a verdict that was compelled by the facts and the law."

Posted December 7, 2010