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Company Unsuccessfully Attempts to Invoke German Privacy Law to Avoid Discovery

Braxton Padgett Thursday, 11 January 2018
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A German-based search engine optimization company unsuccessfully attempted to shield an American subsidiary from a discovery request by invoking German privacy law. The company, Searchmetrics, was sued in 2014 by competing search engine firm BrightEdge Technologies for alleged patent infringement. In November, Searchmetrics cited the German Federal Data Protection Act as a reason why it could not turn over a customer database that BrightEdge claims holds evidence crucial to the patent infringeme...
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