Intel would likely ditch high-priority efforts to develop next-generation wireless technology if it were to lose a contract to supply mobile chips for the iPhone, even for only a year, a senior tech attorney for the company said Friday at an International Trade Commission patent case over Appleā€™s Intel-equipped handsets.
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IPhone Chip Deal Loss Would Kill Intel 5G Plans, Atty Says

Intel would likely ditch high-priority efforts to develop next-generation wireless technology if it were to lose a contract to supply mobile chips for the iPhone, even for only a year, a senior tech attorney for the company said Friday at an International Trade Commission patent case over Apple’s Intel-equipped handsets. Read more »

Beats' $109M Headphone Royalties Row Goes To Jury

A Los Angeles jury began deliberations Friday afternoon to decide whether Beats Electronics LLC co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine owe $109 million in headphone-sale royalties to a businessman who claims he handed them the now-iconic product "on a silver platter" over a decade ago. Read more »

Crest Must Cover Nestle Atty's Travel Fees In IP Dispute

Crest Foods Inc. will have to cover the cost of sending a Mayer Brown LLP attorney representing Nestle from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles for a meeting that Crest phoned in to, a California federal judge ruled Wednesday in Nestle’s trademark infringement suit tied to a reality television bungle. Read more »

Kelley Drye Set Discovery 'Trap' In Contract Row, Telco Says

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP’s breach of a court protective order and the distribution of sensitive customer information in a telecom contract dispute has opened up a discovery “bear trap” that threatens to derail the case, a telephone company told a Florida federal court Thursday. Read more »

Relativity Media Investor Accuses CEO Of $12.5M Fraud

A hedge fund investor ramped up his lawsuit against Ryan Kavanaugh, the CEO of the twice-bankrupt Relativity Media, in an amended complaint filed in California court Thursday, upping his damages request five-fold to $12.5 million and seeking punitive damages. Read more »

LEGAL ETHICS & MALPRACTICE

Ex-Nelson Levine Atty Fights Arbitration Bid By Colleague

A non-managing member of defunct Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton LLC being sued with other firm colleagues by a former name partner for allegedly shorting him in the firm's breakup argued Thursday in Pennsylvania federal court that a motion by the partner to arbitrate the case is far too premature. Read more »

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Emerson Says BladeRoom Can't Revisit Evidence In UCL Case

Emerson Electric has fired back at a motion for judgment on unfair competition claims in a suit alleging it stole BladeRoom Group Ltd.’s trade secrets, arguing that BladeRoom cannot seek additional damages based on evidence that had already been presented to a jury that rendered a $30 million verdict against Emerson, according to a filing in California federal court Thursday. Read more »

MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

Weinstein Co.'s Ch. 11 Sale Price Takes $23M Tumble

The Weinstein Co. told a Delaware bankruptcy judge Friday that a distressed sale of the entertainment company — driven by sex-crime allegations against its co-founder — will likely yield $23 million less than the $310 million cash deal approved in court on May 8. Read more »

EMPLOYMENT

Texas Justices Partly Revive Ex-Manager Win Over Dealership

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday revived part of a $2.6 million jury award for the former manager of a car dealership who claims his old boss reneged on a buy-in agreement and ruined his reputation, saying the court of appeals was wrong to strike down the entire award and ordering the lower court to revisit the case. Read more »

CONSTRUCTION

Seychelles Co.'s English Assets Frozen In $22M Hotel Row

An English judge has rejected a bid to issue a worldwide freeze on the assets of a Seychelles-based construction company following a dispute over a luxury resort project that resulted in an arbitral award now worth more than $22 million, opting instead to freeze the company's assets in England and Wales. Read more »

Decking Products Co. Sues In Chancery Seeking Defect Costs

Building products maker The Azek Company LLC filed suit Friday in Delaware Chancery Court seeking payment from the company it purchased a line of composite decking materials from in 2012, saying the seller owes nearly $800,000 for indemnified costs associated with defects in the product. Read more »

BANKING

UK Litigation Roundup: Here's What You Missed In London

The last week has seen a group of shippers bring a commercial fraud claim against the Bank of Scotland, the head of a Syrian laminate group sue United Insurance, and a dispute involving RBS and the failed Caterham Formula One Team. Here, Law360 looks at those and other new claims in the U.K. Read more »

EXPERT ANALYSIS

A Survey Of LLC Director Obligations In Delaware: Part 1

Recent cases suggest that Delaware courts extend a high degree of deference to limited liability company and partnership agreement provisions. But importantly, the facts and circumstances can also very much affect a court’s decision, say attorneys with Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP. Read more »

Delineating When Arbitrability May Be Delegated

"Gateway" arbitration issues such as validity, enforceability and scope of an arbitration agreement may be delegated to an arbitrator if the agreement clearly and unmistakably indicates the parties’ intention to do so. But when one of the named arbitration parties is not a signatory of the agreement, two questions arise seemingly simultaneously, says Mintz Levin member Gilbert Samberg. Read more »

LEGAL INDUSTRY

The Best Firms For Women And Minority Attorneys

It's the rare law firm that is consistently ahead of the pack on hiring and promoting women and minorities, according to Law360's annual headcount survey. Here are the firms leading the way in building a more diverse attorney workforce. Read more »

BigLaw Bias & Harassment: Lawyers In Their Own Words

As part of our recent Satisfaction Survey, we asked our readers whether they'd faced harassment or discrimination based on race or sex, and many of the responses were jarring. Here's what they had to say. Read more »

How Highly Successful Attorneys Prepare For A Day In Court

Preparing for trials or oral arguments can be the busiest and most stressful times of attorneys' careers. Here, some of the industry's most successful litigators share how they get ready to face a judge or jury. Read more »

Latham, Gibson Dunn Among Latest Firms To Raise Salaries

At least seven law firms ended the week by sharing their plans to raise associate base salaries to match the top-of-the-market pay scale recently set by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP. Read more »

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

The Trump administration suggested combining the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education as part of a broader reorganization of federal agencies, a judge deemed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as unlawfully structured and the Federal Trade Commission’s newly minted chairman said the agency will conduct hearings to refocus its enforcement mission. Read more »

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Immigrant families have been separated by the thousands along the Southern border under a Trump administration zero-tolerance policy. On this week's Pro Say podcast we discuss the complex legal dynamics at play, as well as the executive order signed by President Donald Trump that may not provide the relief it promises. Read more »

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