This excerpt taken from the ORCL 8-K filed Mar 6, 2007.
Proceeding means any suit, claim, action, litigation, arbitration, proceeding (including any civil, criminal, administrative, investigative or appellate proceeding), hearing, audit, review, examination or investigation commenced, brought, conducted or heard by or before, any court or other Governmental Authority or any arbitrator or arbitration panel (but excluding non-inter-partes, normal course prosecution proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Copyright Office and other IP registries).
This excerpt taken from the ORCL 8-K filed Feb 9, 2006.
Proceeding). Each party hereby irrevocably agrees that all claims in respect of any Proceeding may be heard and determined in such Federal or New York State court and irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent it may effectively do so, any objection it may now or hereafter have to the laying of venue of any Proceeding in any of the aforementioned courts and the defense of an inconvenient forum to the maintenance of any Proceeding.