Oracle and NEC Resolve Contract, Database Software Copyright Dispute

A sign marks a building housing Oracle’s offices in Burlington, Massachusetts, U.S., June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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  • Oracle accuses NEC of having exceeded the license to use the software
  • NEC said Oracle trapped it in a restrictive license

(Reuters) – Oracle and NEC have agreed to end their legal dispute over NEC’s use of popular Oracle database software, according to a filing in federal court in San Francisco.

Common Tuesday deposit said the companies have agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice, meaning it cannot be revived.

The companies and their attorneys did not immediately respond to a request for comment. They told the court in January that they were discussing a potential settlement.

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Oracle sued Japanese information technology company NEC last year, arguing that it had overstayed its license for Oracle’s flagship database management software and seeking more than $7 million in damages and damages. interests.

The lawsuit said NEC used the software with its biometric identification system in ways Oracle never authorized, including exceeding its distribution rights and paying less license fees than it did. should have.

Oracle also accused NEC of infringing its copyrights on the software.

NEC responded that it fell victim to Oracle’s “predatory business strategy” to push customers into restrictive licensing “in the expectation that the customer’s intended use of Oracle software would violate the restrictions”.

He accused Oracle of fraud, which U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer later dismissed because NEC failed to show that Oracle made false statements.

The case is Oracle America Inc v. NEC Corp Of America, US District Court for the Northern District of California, No. 5:21-cv-05270.

For Oracle: Nathan Walker, Fred Norton, and Bree Hann of Norton Law Firm

For NEC: Li Chen and Kristoffer Leftwich of Chen Leftwich

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