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SAW QB1 2014, englisch

NotestotheInterimFinancialStatementsagainst the other defendants are still pending. Software AG assumes that the proceedings will be reopened in the first half of 2014. In February 2012, a non-practicing entity (NPE: a company that solely pursues patent-right violations, rather than manu­ facturing or using the patented invention) from the U.S. state of Delaware sued Software  AG in the District Court of ­Delaware for violating one of its software patents. This NPE has filed three similar parallel lawsuits against other defen- dants. The NPE withdrew its lawsuit against Software AG in January 2013. The NPE also filed a new lawsuit for the alleged Based on historical data, the revenue and earnings distribu- tion from 2013 is not fully representative. The distribution of revenue and earnings is regularly affected by large individual contracts and is thus difficult to predict. The following graph illustrates the development of license revenues in 2013 und 2012. [11] Litigation In February 2010, a software company in Virginia, USA sued Software AG together with 11 additional defendants, includ- ing IBM and SAP, for infringement of several of its software patents. The lawsuit was filed with a court in Virginia. By order of the court, the proceedings were suspended for Software AG and all other defendants except for one, which was actively pursued. The court dismissed the test case, upon which the plaintiff filed an appeal. The court of appeals re- jected the appeal in January 2012. In response to further legal action brought by the plaintiff, the appellate court par- tially acknowledged the case and partially referred it back to the court of first instance in October 2013. The proceedings Distribution in 2013 Distribution in 2012 0 10 20 30 40 Aktiva 0 10 20 30 40 Aktiva 0 10 20 30 40 Aktiva 0 10 20 30 40 Aktiva 0 10 20 30 40 Aktiva 0 10 20 30 40 Aktiva 0 10 20 30 40 Aktiva 0 10 20 30 40 Aktiva 19 20 23 24 24 25 34 31 As % of total annual license revenue Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 25 Interim Management Report Interim Financial Statements Notes to the Interim Financial Statements Additional Information General Notes to the consolidated balance sheet Other disclosures