Oracle's subpoena against Comcast is just the latest evidence of its willingness to take on the deepest-pocketed companies in pursuit of protecting its intellectual property.
Most famously, Oracle won a sizable judgment after SAP accepted liability for wrongdoing by its former subsidiary, TomorrowNow, which offered support for Oracle software, although that case is not yet concluded.
Oracle is also suing Rimini Street, which offers support for SAP and Oracle applications. Rimini has countersued and says it operates within the boundaries of its customer's license rights with Oracle.
Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Chris' email address is Chris_Kanaracus@idg.com