IP

Litigation funders increasingly attracted to trade secrets cases

If litigation financiers take last week’s news of a $2 billion jury verdict in a trade secrets case the same way that they have viewed $2 billion patent verdicts in the past, it could lead to a rush of financing marketing aimed at trade secret owners.

20 May 2022

Copyright and data sharing biggest challenges to AI development, experts say

AI developers need to better understand not only how to access training data, but also the extent to which it can be shared with other organisations, a GDR conference has heard.

11 May 2022

HiQ scores another scraping victory against LinkedIn

Bolstered by the Supreme Court’s Van Buren ruling, a US federal appeals court has again ruled that LinkedIn cannot use the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to stop hiQ Labs from scraping its public user data – but hinted that other legal routes could still be available to LinkedIn.

19 April 2022

UK tribunal deals with overlapping issues in parallel sports data litigation

Mr Justice Marcus Smith will ‘read across’ conclusions on market definition in a Competition Appeal Tribunal claim to related High Court litigation, as part of a battle between companies that provide sports data to the betting industry.

17 February 2022

Data monetisation drives Sanofi investment in Owkin

Sanofi’s $180 million investment in AI biotech Owkin is the latest of several recent developments suggesting that barriers to the vast commercial potential of healthcare data are about to be torn down.

03 December 2021

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

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