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Harbour is backing a competition claim valued at up to £13.6 billion filed by law firm Humphries Kerstetter at the Competition Appeal Tribunal alleging serious anti-competitive practices against Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc. The claim alleges that Google abused its dominant position in the market for online advertising, earning super-profits for itself at the expense of the tens of thousands of publishers of websites and mobile apps in the UK.
LitFin is working with affected media houses and publishers across Europe to provide them with an opportunity to claim compensation in the Google AdTech case, after sources reported that Google could be charged with antitrust violations by the EU over its advertisement technology business as early as next year, putting the company at risk of receiving its fourth fine in the EU of more than a billion euros.
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, DC is set to rule on whether a patent owner who gives the ability to sublicense a patent can still sue another for infringement in a case that could have implications for other litigation funding transactions, after judges in Delaware and the Northern District of California ruled that Uniloc - which defaulted on a Fortress loan it used to pay for lawsuits against Motorola, Apple and Google, triggering a provision in the deal that ceded its patent sublicensing rights to Fortress - no longer had exclusionary rights to the patents and thus didn’t have legal standing to sue.

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