• October 24, 2016

    Lead Counsel's $46.3M Fee Cut By $1.3M In CRT MDL

    Trump Alioto Trump & Prescott LLP should see a $1.35 million reduction in its share of $158.6 million in attorneys’ fees awarded to the dozens of firms representing indirect purchasers as part of a $576.8 million settlement of antitrust claims in multidistrict litigation involving cathode ray tubes, a California federal court-appointed special master recommended on Monday.

  • October 24, 2016

    Implant Sciences Ch. 11 Gets Official Equity Committee

    The U.S. trustee’s office appointed an official equity holders committee Monday in the Chapter 11 case for bomb-detecting firm Implant Sciences Inc., and argued the bankruptcy court should delay consideration of the debtor’s auction plan to give shareholders more time to look it over.

  • October 24, 2016

    TransPerfect Workers Lose Bid To Weigh In On CEO's Appeal

    The Delaware Supreme Court on Monday shot down a TransPerfect Global Inc. employees group's request to reargue its failed bid to weigh in on an appeal by co-CEO Philip R. Shawe, who is trying to reverse an order putting his $1 billion legal translation company up for sale. 

  • October 24, 2016

    Father Behind Facebook Birth Video Sues Another Media Co.

    A California man who live-streamed his partner giving birth on Facebook is suing yet another media outlet for using the footage without his permission.

  • October 24, 2016

    Rep. Pallone Aide Pushes FCC Privacy Rules As Good Step

    The Federal Communications Commission should move forward with new privacy rules for broadband service providers, an aide to the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee said Monday, adding harmonization across regulators would be optimal but the agency must act now.

  • October 24, 2016

    Loop Atty Presses Calif. Judge to Retract 'Retribution' Order

    A New York litigator engaged in a bitter trade secrets case has doubled down in a filing in misconduct allegations against a California magistrate judge and her clerk.

  • October 24, 2016

    Samsung Reaches Deal In Smartphone Camera IP Dispute

    Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. on Monday told a California federal court that it has reached a settlement with Taiwanese tech manufacturer Largan Precision Co. Ltd. to resolve claims that the Korean tech giant infringed patents covering smartphone lenses.

  • October 24, 2016

    Kid-Track Firm Gets OK On Sale Plan With Bidder Protections

    Bankrupt child tracking device maker Filip Technologies Inc. received court approval Monday in Delaware for its plan to conduct an asset auction, including bid protections for a proposed stalking horse bidder that drew objections from the United States trustee.

  • October 24, 2016

    Apple Can't Get Full KO On FaceTime Patent Claims

    Apple Inc. was unable to shake the bulk of a suit alleging it infringed patents that cover video communications on a phone — such as Apple’s FaceTime — after a California federal judge on Friday concluded that the Cupertino technology giant knew about the claims from another suit in 2014.

  • October 24, 2016

    Oracle FSS Withdrawal Highlights Increasing Contractor Woes

    Oracle Corp.’s decision to no longer contract with the government through the Federal Supply Schedules is the most prominent FSS withdrawal in a decade, but it is hardly alone in feeling squeezed, attorneys say, reflecting a set of compliance burdens and risks imposed by the U.S. General Services Administration that have grown sharply over time.

  • October 24, 2016

    FCC Must Go Further With Emergency Alert Reforms: NYC

    The Federal Communications Commission should take its reforms of the wireless emergency alert system a step further with more capabilities and better targeting, law enforcement and other emergency officials have said, pushing for changes including more multilingual options.

  • October 24, 2016

    ITC To Probe Allegedly Infringing Semiconductor Tech

    The International Trade Commission on Monday said it will look into a California-based semiconductor technologies developer's allegations that a French company is importing into the U.S. certain silicon-on-insulator wafers, used in the manufacture of semiconductors, that violate its patents.

  • October 24, 2016

    ADT Alarm Hackability Suit Trimmed, Fraud Claim Remains

    A California federal judge on Monday partially dismissed a proposed class action against home security company ADT LLC over its products' alleged susceptibility to hacking, though a claim that the company fraudulently hid from consumers that vulnerability was allowed to continue.

  • October 24, 2016

    Carlyle-Backed LDiscovery Grabs Competitor In $410M Deal

    Private equity-backed e-discovery company LDiscovery LLC on Friday said that it will buy competitor Kroll Ontrack, which also specializes in data recovery and destruction, for $410 million in cash, expanding its presence around the world.

  • October 24, 2016

    Fed. Circ. Won't Pause Garmin Import Ban During IP Case

    The Federal Circuit on Friday refused to pause a U.S. International Trade Commission order barring the import of certain Garmin International Inc. commercial fishing radar products while it hears Garmin's patent infringement appeal.

  • October 24, 2016

    CFPB Aims To Help Fintech Shake Up Consumer Finance

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday said that its ongoing financial technology innovation program would look for ways for new market entrants to bring changes to how consumers access their financial data, credit reports are processed, mortgages are serviced and other ways consumers control their finances through technology.

  • October 24, 2016

    HP, Panasonic Come To Terms In Disk Drive Antitrust MDL

    HP has reached an agreement to dismiss claims against Panasonic that the electronics company violated antitrust laws by allegedly participating in a scheme with other optical disk drive makers to fix the prices of the devices, according to documents filed Monday in California federal court.

  • October 24, 2016

    Artificial Intelligence May Help Predict Case Outcomes: Study

    Whether jurists will be replaced by robots and how artificial intelligence will alter the legal industry in the long run is yet to be seen, but a study released Monday indicates that machines may be able to predict the outcome of court proceedings with more accuracy than pure chance.

  • October 24, 2016

    GSA Further Streamlines Schedules For Small Vendors

    The U.S. General Services Administration on Monday kicked off a new phase of an initiative intended to help small and emerging companies do business with the federal government, saying it would make further changes to improve the program.

  • October 24, 2016

    Francisco Partners Closes $600M Tech-Focused Fund

    Francisco Partners Management LP has closed a $600 million fund aimed at smaller deals than its flagships, the tech-focused private equity firm said Monday.

Expert Analysis

  • The Problem With Breachless Cyberinsurance Claims

    Mary E. Borja

    Recently, companies have identified potential security concerns in the marketplace before any type of hack has taken place, leading to an increase in breachless insurance claims. However, the existence of an actual or suspected breach is currently an essential element to trigger coverage, say Mary Borja and Edward Brown at Wiley Rein LLP.

  • Recent Decisions Clarify Reach Of IPR Petitioner Estoppel

    Barbara McCurdy

    When inter partes review first came into force, many would-be petitioners were wary of its seemingly broad estoppel provision. But as some recent decisions from the Federal Circuit, district courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board have shown, it is not all doom and gloom for a petitioner who fails to invalidate some or all challenged claims in an IPR, say Barbara McCurdy and Arpita Bhattacharyya of Finnegan Henderson Farabow G... (continued)

  • Copyright's Role In The Internet Of Things

    John A. Polito

    Since internet-of-things products contain software and software is protectable under copyright, copyright law will become an increasingly prevalent means by which manufacturers look to protect their intellectual property, say attorneys with Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.

  • When Your Client Is The President

    William E. Casselman II

    My experience with the Nixon pardon, the Nixon tapes, the construction of the White House swimming pool, and other matters well out of the ordinary for a president’s lawyer taught me that in the practice of law one should learn to expect and cope with the unexpected, says William Casselman, who served as White House counsel for President Gerald Ford.

  • So You Want To Be A Partner? You Need A Mentor

    Rebecca Glatzer

    Not all aspects of the partnership process are within an attorney’s power. However, there are some factors that an associate can control on the path to partnership, the most important of which are the relationships cultivated along the way, says Rebecca Glatzer of Major Lindsey & Africa.

  • OPINION: The 2nd Circ.'s Misguided Approach To Antitrust

    David Balto

    The Second Circuit's recent decision in American Express obscures the purpose of the antitrust laws, is inconsistent with decades of antitrust jurisprudence, and will handicap the ability of the antitrust agencies and courts to challenge anti-competitive conduct in dozens of markets, says David Balto, a former policy director at the Federal Trade Commission.

  • OPINION: Getting Practical About Patent Quality

    David J. Kappos

    While patent quality is unquestionably important, it is a fool's errand to seek automotive-level quality. Nor do we find a panacea by looking to other patent systems, says David Kappas, a partner with Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP and former director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

  • Apple V. Samsung: Consumer Input In Design Patent Cases

    Betsy D. Gelb

    Samsung was joined by the U.S. Department of Justice in suggesting that a fact-finder conduct a test to determine how much of the value of a technology product was due to its design patents. That approach appears tailor-made for consumer research. The precedents come from litigation over infringement of utility patents, say Betsy Gelb, a professor at the University of Houston's Bauer College of Business, and Gabriel Gelb of Endeavor Management.

  • When Your Client Is The President


    I went to the law books, where I discovered the crime of “obstruction of justice,” and realized I was right in the middle of a criminal conspiracy. I didn't fully understand my conduct during Watergate until — decades later — I learned about the psychology of cover-up at work, says John Dean, who served as White House counsel for President Richard Nixon.

  • Trial Pros’ Secret To Courtroom Success

     Jamin S. Soderstrom

    Somewhat surprisingly, very few of the dozens of "trial pros" who have been interviewed by Law360 have revealed the secret to effective trial preparation that is vital to their success. But ultimately, the “secret” to effective trial preparation is not actually a secret, says Jamin Soderstrom of Soderstrom Law PC.