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Former police officer's damages award accounted for data breach distress, rules NI court

A former police officer's claim for a £20,000 damages award to be significantly increased to reflect the distress he suffered as a result of the theft of his sensitive personal data has been rejected by a court in Northern Ireland. 22 Sep 2014

Damages for infringement should be calculated on basis of amended not original patents, rules Supreme Court

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that companies found to have infringed patents can rely on the subsequent amendment of patent claims to exonerate them from liability for damages. 04 Jul 2013

Spamhaus award reduced from $11m to $3

A UK anti-spam company that had previously been ordered to pay more than $11 million in damages for 'blacklisting' a US marketing company will only need to pay a nominal $3 amount following a US court ruling. 07 Sep 2011