IP

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

CV-Online Latvia: complicating database right enforcement

Toby Bond at Bird & Bird in London analyses a European Court of Justice opinion that could affect companies’ use of database rights to protect their information assets.

21 January 2021

ECJ could make database rights harder to enforce

A senior adviser to the European Court of Justice has recommended an interpretation of EU database law that would make it more difficult for companies to prevent the harvesting and re-use of their data.

15 January 2021

Skyscanner on the hook for Ryanair data scraping injunction costs

An Irish judge has ordered Skyscanner to bear some of its own costs despite winning a preliminary dispute about its allegedly illegal collection of Ryanair’s data, ruling that the travel agency was “non-forthcoming” about how it had obtained the data.

24 November 2020

Revealed: European Commission pushes data sharing through IP law

The European Commission plans to review multiple intellectual property laws to see how they could foster data sharing, according to a leaked draft seen by GDR.

20 November 2020

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