Amex Partner Denies Stealing Algorithm For Air Fare Search

By Joanne Faulkner (January 4, 2022, 3:23 PM GMT) -- An affiliate of American Express has argued that information at the center of a copyright suit in England over an airfare algorithm was well known in the travel sector and cannot be considered a trade secret. 

GBT Travel Services UK Ltd., a joint venture between American Express Group and private equity investors, denied in a December defense filed at the High Court that it had received "computer code" from a Spanish technology startup which claims to have had the foundations of its airfare price-saving algorithm stolen. 

Trappit SA launched its suit in August 2020. The Spanish company claimed it had been...

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