California Jury Awards HP $3 Billion In Contract Dispute With Oracle
Mealey's (July 1, 2016, 2:53 PM EDT) -- SAN JOSE, Calif. — In a June 30 verdict, a California jury awarded Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) $3 billion, finding that Oracle Corp. violated its long-running agreement and partnership with HP by ceasing to offer software that was compatible with HP’s primary line of microprocessors (Hewlett-Packard Co. v. Oracle Corp., No. 1-11-cv-203163, Calif. Super., Santa Clara Co.).
HP jointly developed the Itanium line of 64-bit microprocessors with Intel Corp. HP features the Itanium processors in its Integrity line of server systems. When Oracle acquired Sun...