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...
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