Covington promotions bolster data practice

Covington & Burling has named 20 new partners in the US, with six promotions in the data, technology and consumer protection space.

03 October 2018

Database right and a no-deal Brexit: has news of its death been greatly exaggerated?

Blake Morgan partner Simon Stokes analyses what a no-deal Brexit could mean for database rights in the UK.

01 October 2018

UK could lose out on database rights, government warns

A no-deal Brexit could see database rights become unenforceable for UK rights holders, the UK’s government has said.

28 September 2018

Qualcomm accuses Apple of “brazen” trade secrets theft

Qualcomm has alleged that Apple stole trade secrets relating to its technology, while a global patent and antitrust battle between the two companies continues.

26 September 2018

EU Parliament agrees changes to controversial copyright law

The European Parliament has voted through amendments to the incoming Copyright Directive aimed at shoring up content creators’ rights online, but some observers fear the new rules could censor the internet and place onerous requirements on platform operators.

13 September 2018

Holland & Knight takes two US privacy lawyers from Reed Smith

Holland & Knight has added to its East Coast cybersecurity and data breach practice with two new hires from Reed Smith.

12 September 2018

Software trade secrets belong to Versata not Ford, US judge rules

A US federal court has said developer Versata owns trade secrets embedded in software it licensed Ford to use, but will let a jury decide whether the car manufacturer used Versata’s trade secrets when it developed its own programme.

11 September 2018

SAP hits back at Teradata enterprise software lawsuit

Software company SAP has denied that an alleged theft of secret Teradata information led to the creation of a rival product.

03 September 2018

Canada’s top court rejects data access appeal

23 August 2018

Car tuning company asks for injunction over stolen source code

20 August 2018

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