SAP said it plans to formally respond by midnight (PST) Monday to Oracle's lawsuit, which claims SAP's wholly owned subsidiary TomorrowNow accessed Oracle's proprietary support and maintenance information beyond contractually allowed levels.
SAP, which has already proclaimed it will "aggressively defend itself" against its rival's lawsuit, is expected to offer a more detailed counterpoint to those allegations later today.
Oracle, which filed its claim in March and amended it in June, said SAP and TomorrowNow, which provides support services for Oracle's PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Siebel Systems products, wooed away some of Oracle's customers, then used their Oracle accounts to access its maintenance and support information.
Oracle's bone of contention centers on allegations that TomorrowNow accessed its proprietary information, via its former customers' accounts, beyond what those customers were entitled to receive under their Oracle contracts.
Oracle further alleges that some of its former customers had expired contracts when SAP's TomorrowNow accessed its maintenance and support system.
When SAP files its response later Monday with the U.S. District Court for Northern California, it is expected to refute some or all of Oracle's allegations.