Google's Trade Secrets "Threatened" By Gov. Lawsuit

Law360, New York (January 20, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Internet search company Google Inc. has warned its intellectual property would be compromised if it complied with a White House demand to turn over huge amounts of search activity conducted by users.

Google ignored a government-issued subpoena for the data in August 2005, prompting the Justice Department to file a lawsuit against the company in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Jose.

Google competitor Yahoo Inc., which is also dependent on the value of its trade secrets, confirmed Thursday that...
To view the full article, register now.

Law360 UK

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Legal News & Analysis

Financial Services Law360 UK and Insurance Law360 UK provide breaking news and in-depth analysis on U.K. and European Union regulation, enforcement, legislation, and litigation involving banks, investment firms, insurers, and more.