IP

Platform copyright filtering set to survive ECJ challenge

A European Court of Justice advocate-general has urged the court to uphold legislation that would force large platforms to proactively monitor content for potential copyright infringement – but seemed uncomfortable about European Commission guidance on the application of that obligation.

15 July 2021

ECJ: GDPR doesn’t block copyright infringer IP address collection

The European Court of Justice has ruled that copyright holders can use the GDPR’s legitimate interests legal basis to gather IP addresses with a view to pursuing potential infringers.

25 June 2021

Trade secrets at risk from cyber incidents

The risk of employee leaks, cyberattacks, and competitor theft has grown, underlining the importance of robust corporate trade secrets policies.

17 June 2021

ECJ adopts pro-aggregator database rights stance

The European Court of Justice has ruled that database rights only prevent online data scraping and reuse when those activities affect database makers’ investment.

07 June 2021

Google v Oracle ruling favours data industry, IP experts say

The US Supreme Court has ruled that Google did not violate copyright law by using some of Oracle’s code in Android’s software platform, in a judgment that may favour data-driven adtech companies at the expense of traditional business models.

12 April 2021

New front opens in football data battle

A battle over valuable data about football matches is set to drag on for years, reflecting an uptick in non-personal data disputes in the sports industry.

09 April 2021

What life sciences businesses need to know about data commercialisation

Data is playing an increasingly important part in life science commercial value creation, presenting new revenue-generating opportunities. A strategy for protecting and exploiting data is now a must for entities involved in healthcare research.

04 March 2021

Airline and travel site battle over venue for data scraping lawsuit

A major US airline has accused a travel site of scraping proprietary flight data to fuel its business – but the travel site is looking to move the case to what could be a friendlier legal venue.

09 February 2021

Platform sued for holding loan data “ransom”

Mortgage company Caliber Home Loans claims that its mortgage data processor has threatened to hold its information “hostage”, with serious potential consequences.

05 February 2021

IP association: lack of data protection hinders drug development

Weak data protection rules in eight major economies are hurting US drug development companies, according to a major trade association of intellectual property owners.

29 January 2021

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