Oracle Corporation et al v. SAP AG et al

Filing 850

Declaration of Jason McDonell in Support of 848 Memorandum in Opposition, Declaration of Jason McDonell in Support of Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion No. 2 to Exclude Expert Testimony of Brian S. Sommer filed bySAP AG, SAP America Inc, Tomorrownow Inc. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit 3, # 4 Exhibit 4, # 5 Exhibit 5, # 6 Exhibit 6, # 7 Exhibit 7, # 8 Exhibit 8, # 9 Exhibit 9, # 10 Exhibit 10, # 11 Exhibit 11, # 12 Exhibit 12, # 13 Exhibit 13, # 14 Exhibit 14)(Related document(s) 848 ) (McDonell, Jason) (Filed on 9/9/2010)

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Oracle Corporation et al v. SAP AG et al Doc. 850 Att. 3 EXHIBIT 3 Dockets.Justia.com Oracle USA, Inc., et al v. SAP AG, et al Stephen K. Clarke Expert Report May 7, 2010 Subject to Protective Order Highly Confidential Information Attorneys' Eyes Only Expert Report of Stephen K. Clarke, May 7, 2010 Oracle USA, Inc., et al v. SAP AG, et al TEXT REMOVED - NOT RELEVANT TO MOTION 10. Causation - Disgorgement I understand that Oracle may recover lost profits suffered as a result of the alleged infringement ("Lost Profits") and any profits of Defendants attributable to the alleged infringement that are not taken into account in computing lost profits ("Disgorgement"). In this case, that means Oracle must prove that an Oracle customer terminated Oracle support services and as a result of the Alleged Actions (a) contracted for support with TomorrowNow, or (b) contracted for support with TomorrowNow and contracted with SAP for products or services. Mr. Meyer did not properly analyze the reasons a customer terminated support at Oracle.1016 I determined, at the outset, however, that I needed to do so. Accordingly, I analyzed millions of pages of produced documents1017 using sophisticated search techniques1018 to identify relevant documents. When I identified a document that explained why the customer made the decision to terminate Oracle support and contract for support or applications from one or both of the Defendants, I extracted from it the pertinent details and included those details in a database.1019 For those customers on the List of 86, I reviewed contracts in conjunction with other available sources to substantiate the documentation reviewed during the course of my analysis. I then used 1016 1017 1018 1019 Mr. Meyer's analysis of the reasons a customer terminated Oracle support is inadequate. He excluded 17 customers from his summation of accused revenues on Schedule 42.SU, and explained that "...those [were] customers for which evidence indicates that they may have decided to switch to SAP before engaging TomorrowNow..." (Meyer Report, page 274, paragraph 446). While Mr. Meyer properly excluded the 17 customers because they purchased software for reasons unrelated to the Alleged Actions, he failed to exclude numerous other customers for which there was adequate evidence that their termination and buying decisions were unrelated to the Alleged Actions. Including email traffic, correspondence, contracts, spreadsheets and reports produced by the parties, as quantified in total in Appendix C-2. Appendix I-1 contains a list of search terms applied to identify documents relating to the 358 TomorrowNow customers and the List of 86 SAP customers. Appendix I-2 contains a list of search terms applied to identify documents relating to: the customers' relationship with Oracle; the customers' relationship with TomorrowNow; and the reasons customers may have purchased products or services at SAP. The database has been provided as Bates range SAP-SKG-118165 for the customers I excluded for disgorgement and/or lost profits. SAP-SKC-118166 contains the database entries for all customers I did not exclude from the damage analysis. Subject to Protective Order 209 Highly Confidential Information Attorneys' Eyes Only Expert Report of Stephen K. Clarke, May 7, 2010 Oracle USA, Inc., et al v. SAP AG, et al the information to identify why a customer acted as it did1020 and grouped the reasons into "Exclusion Pools" which I explain below. The evidence I gathered shows there were numerous reasons a customer chose to terminate Oracle support and contract with Defendant(s) and most of the reasons led me to conclude that the customer should be excluded from the damage analysis either for disgorgement damages, lost profits damages, or both (I deal with lost profits later in this report) because their decisions were not the result of the Alleged Actions. Some of the exclusion criteria are general and relate to the entire list of accused customers and some are customer-specific. 10.1. General Criteria SAP Disgorgement I analyzed the facts on a customer by customer1021 basis using the same documentation Mr. Meyer had available. Using information from Mr. Sommer for background purposes,1022 I analyzed millions of pages of documents produced by the parties to this action, and identified the reasons a customer terminated Oracle support and chose to buy products or services from the Defendants and noted their reason(s). My analysis allowed me to determine which customers resulted in SAP making sales they would have made in any event (i.e., sales not generated as a result of the Alleged Actions) and which should, therefore, be excluded from the damages calculation. I discuss in more detail below my rationale for the customer-by-customer analysis. TEXT REMOVED - NOT RELEVANT TO MOTION 1020 1021 1022 1023 I also considered such factors as the products for which the customer cancelled support at Oracle (Appendix J), the time period the customer was supported at TomorrowNow (Appendix K-1), and the products supported at TomorrowNow (Appendix L). Those customers which have a parent/subsidiary relationship are counted as one customer; 86 17 = 69. I discussed the IT industry in general and the ERP industry in particular with Mr. Sommer and used the information I learned in those discussions to develop or confirm my understanding of customer behavior in the ERP business. Although Mr. Meyer states that "It is my opinion, a portion of these revenues have been earned, and or enhanced, by the Defendants' alleged conduct" (Meyer Report, page 274, paragraph 445), the only analysis Mr. Meyer performed was to exclude 17 customers "that may have decided to switch to SAP before engaging TomorrowNow" (Meyer Report, page 274, page 446). Note: Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America and Allianz SE are considered one customer due to the parent/subsidiary relationship. Therefore, his effective assumption was that the revenues and profits generated from the non-excluded customers had a sufficient connection (nexus) to the alleged infringement that he could accuse all such revenues/profits. Subject to Protective Order 210 Highly Confidential Information Attorneys' Eyes Only Expert Report of Stephen K. Clarke, May 7, 2010 Oracle USA, Inc., et al v. SAP AG, et al TEXT REMOVED - NOT RELEVANT TO MOTION 11. Causation Lost Profits As I stated previously, Oracle must prove it suffered losses because of the Alleged Actions. In this case, that burden involves proving that an Oracle customer terminated Oracle support services and contracted for support with TomorrowNow as a result of the Alleged Actions.1034 Mr. Meyer did not properly analyze the reasons a customer terminated support at Oracle. I determined, at the outset, however, that I needed to do so. Accordingly, I analyzed millions of pages of produced documents1035 using sophisticated search techniques1036 to identify relevant documents. When I identified a document that explained why the customer made the decision to terminate Oracle support and contract for support from TomorrowNow, I extracted from it the 1034 1035 1036 The Court's Order precluded lost profits claims related to lost up-sell and lost cross-sell opportunities. Therefore Oracle's lost profits can only relate to lost support revenues; which means, in turn, that only TomorrowNow's revenues are at issue for disgorgement. Including email traffic, correspondence, contracts, spreadsheets and reports produced by the parties, as quantified in total in Appendix C-2. Appendix I-1 contains a list of search terms applied to identify documents relating to the 358 customers at issue. Appendix I-2 contains a list of search terms applied to identify documents relating to: the customers' relationship with Oracle; the customers' relationship with TomorrowNow; and the reasons customers may have purchased software at SAP. Subject to Protective Order 217 Highly Confidential Information Attorneys' Eyes Only Expert Report of Stephen K. Clarke, May 7, 2010 Oracle USA, Inc., et al v. SAP AG, et al pertinent details and included those details in a database.10371038 "Exclusion Pools" which I explain below. I grouped the reasons in There were numerous reasons a customer chose to terminate Oracle support and contract with TomorrowNow and many of the reasons led me to conclude that the customer should be excluded from the lost profits damages analysis because the termination was not caused by the Alleged Actions. Some of the reasons a customer terminated support at Oracle are general and relate to the entire list of accused customers and some are customer-specific. 11.1. General Criteria Lost Profits I analyzed the facts on a customer by customer bases using the same documentation Mr. Meyer had available. Using information from Mr. Sommer for background purposes,1039 I analyzed millions of pages of documents produced by the parties to this action, and identified the reasons a customer terminated Oracle support and contract with TomorrowNow and noted their reason(s). My analysis allowed me to determine which customers would have left Oracle regardless of the Alleged Actions and which should, therefore, be excluded from the damages calculation. I discuss in more detail below my rationale for the customer-by-customer analysis. TEXT REMOVED - NOT RELEVANT TO MOTION 1037 1038 1039 The database has been provided as SAP-SKC-118165 for the customers I excluded for disgorgement and/or lost profits. SAP-SKC-118166 contains the database entries for all customers I did not exclude from the damage analysis. Removed Footnote. I discussed the IT industry in general and the ERP industry in particular with Mr. Sommer and used the information I learned in those discussions to develop or confirm my understanding of customer behavior in the ERP business. Subject to Protective Order 218 Highly Confidential Information Attorneys' Eyes Only

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