Amazon Web Services sued over cloud patent infringement

A computer storage and management company has sued Amazon for alleged infringement of three cloud computing patents.

13 December 2018

Data-rich deals on the up but challenges expected, report says

Technology transactions have risen rapidly in recent years, but new regulatory hurdles could stymie investment in the sector, a Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer report has said.

05 December 2018

Study suggests ways to make blockchain GDPR-compliant

Blockchain applications could comply with the GDPR by using closed networks and storing data off the system – though the regulation could still have a “chilling” effect on public, open use of the technology without further guidance from regulators, a UK study has found.

07 November 2018

Australian judge orders Chinese data export

Telecommunications manufacturer Hytera must send Chinese documents into Australian litigation, despite its arguments that doing so could breach China’s data localisation laws.

06 November 2018

European Patent Office offers guidance on AI inventions

The European Patent Office has for the first time released guidance which includes details of how to patent inventions created through artificial intelligence.

02 November 2018

McSweeny worried about “divergence” on big data

A former commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission has said she is worried about regulatory agencies diverging in how they judge the conduct of the world’s dominant technology platforms.

02 November 2018

Trade secrets better suited to AI inventions than patents, experts say

Rapidly changing technology, difficulties in detecting patent infringement, and finding a point of novelty associated with an AI invention make using patent protection difficult, AI IP experts have said.

31 October 2018

High Court rules in data transfer dispute

An English judge has ordered plant protection manufacturer GAT Microencapsulation to compensate agribusiness company Rotam for unjust enrichment, after a data transfer agreement between the two fell through.

31 October 2018

Holland & Knight takes third privacy lawyer from Reed Smith

Holland & Knight has added cybersecurity and data privacy partner Mark Francis in New York.

29 October 2018

Contracts key to data ownership in aviation, lawyer says

A Bird & Bird partner has emphasised the importance of contracts in establishing ownership of data in the aviation industry, despite admitting that industry standard form documents do not deal with the asset in a “sophisticated way”.

05 October 2018

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