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Ex-Infy CEO Sikka denies Teradata's IP theft charges

New Delhi: Former SAP executive Vishal Sikka on Friday denied IP theft charges made by tech firm Teradata, terming the allegations as "baseless and outrageous", and said the work on HANA platform was carried out with "highest integrity".

Cloud-based data and analytics firm Teradata has filed a complaint in a US court against German firm SAP alleging trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement and antitrust violations and also named Sikka as being aware of the situation.

Slamming the charges levelled against him by Teradata, former Infosys chief Sikka in an emailed statement said: "Although this lawsuit is not directed at me, I categorically deny the baseless and outrageous allegations made by TeraData that attempt to diminish the hard work, passion, and the irrefutable and fully legitimate achievements by the Hana team, including myself". He further said that "as with all my endeavours, my work with SAP HANA was carried out with the highest integrity, professionalism and respect for all obligations towards trade secrets and intellectual property (IP)".

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