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Canadian settlement blocks database scraping

A Canadian consent order has seen the operators of a property listing website agree to refrain from any future access to and distribution of data belonging to the Toronto Real Estate Board.

23 April 2019

Judge cuts down Mitsui confidential information lawsuit

A Tampa federal judge has dismissed multiple claims from an R&D company’s lawsuit against Japanese giant Mitsui, but refused to dismiss the case overall.

17 April 2019

Translation company accuses rival of data room access abuse

Translation company Transperfect Global has accused rival Lionbridge Technologies and its private equity owner of illegally acquiring confidential data held in a Credit Suisse data room during a potential takeover, and using the information to bolster Lionbridge’s business.

12 April 2019

Salesforce denies liability over database dispute

Salesforce says it should not be liable for alleged misappropriation of a database caught in a dispute between real estate auction house GEA and a former employee, after receiving notice that GEA could pursue the CRM provider for $800 million.

05 April 2019

Oracle hits back in Google software battle

Oracle has urged the US Supreme Court to deny Google’s petition to review long-running software copyright litigation.

05 April 2019

DLA Piper promotes in eight countries

DLA Piper has promoted 11 technology lawyers to partner in its latest round of promotions.

03 April 2019

Microsoft faces contempt claim in Word patent litigation

Software company i4i says Microsoft has flouted the terms of a 2009 injunction that ordered it to stop using a software patent, marking the latest step in years-long litigation that has already cost Microsoft hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

26 March 2019

English judge ends technology theft case against Google

A High Court judge today struck out Be In Inc’s claim that Google appropriated the company’s ideas, after the claimant failed to provide security for costs in the case on time.

22 March 2019

Judge doubles Emerson damages to BladeRoom

A US federal judge has ordered engineering company Emerson to pay $30 million in exemplary damages and pre-judgment interest for misappropriating a rival’s trade secrets and IP that allowed it to build Facebook a custom data centre.

14 March 2019

Canadian judge quashes disclosure order against ISP

A Canadian federal judge has overturned an order that would have forced an internet service provider to disclose the identities of multiple individuals suspected of copyright infringement.

08 March 2019

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