Technology solutions business Insight Enterprises on Monday said it will pay $581 million to take over hardware, software and technology services firm PCM, with Sullivan & Cromwell and Sheppard Mullin steering the buyer and seller, respectively.
Digital lending technology platform Blend on Monday said a slate of investors including Temasek and General Atlantic poured in $130 million through a funding round steered by Gunderson Dettmer as the company looks to improve the loan process, build its product lineup and hire new talent.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will consider whether the Federal Circuit can review Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions about the timeliness of a patent challenge, agreeing to hear a case brought by the parent company of YellowPages.com.
Citing apparent risks to national security, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced Friday that it has added four more Chinese technology companies and one institute to a running blacklist that already includes Huawei, restricting their ability to buy American technology without written permission.
A California federal judge on Friday granted in part and denied in part Facebook's attempt to kill consolidated litigation over a data breach that affected nearly 50 million of its user accounts, cutting the bulk of users' claims but giving both named plaintiffs leave to amend.
A surprising number of lawmakers and regulators are currently working a number of angles to improve the underlying maps that reveal where broadband service exists, including legislation and overhaul plans at the Federal Communications Commission to correct sometimes wildly inaccurate data.
A California federal judge on Friday ordered an Amazon delivery driver to arbitrate claims that the retail behemoth shorted her wages, meals and rest periods, putting her proposed class action on hold while an arbitrator considers the allegations.
Law enforcement and emergency services should not be booted from the slice of radio spectrum known as the T-band when it gets auctioned off in 2021, because some major metropolitan cities don’t have an alternative, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said Friday.
Developer Label & Co. has reportedly bought 63 acres in Florida for $10.28 million, SAP Qualtrics is said to be leasing 300,000 square feet in Seattle and Churchill Real Estate has reportedly landed $52 million in financing for a Manhattan mixed-use building.
The Federal Trade Commission has urged a California federal judge to disregard a pair of Qualcomm arguments, which the agency says are being raised for the first time, in the chipmaker's push to halt a court order that would upend its licensing practices.
Data breaches revealed this month by blood-testing giant Quest Diagnostics Inc. and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency illustrate the legal and reputational risks of relying on vulnerable third-party vendors to handle sensitive information.
A group of Democratic lawmakers on Friday asked Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and other top tech companies to provide Congress with detailed information on their policies and procedures for retaining outside attorneys of diverse backgrounds.
Twelve firms will steer nine initial public offerings that could surpass $2 billion during the coming week, potentially ending June with a bang as a wide gamut of issuers seeks to capitalize on a vibrant IPO market.
Enforcing tax laws surrounding cryptocurrency will continue to be a priority for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Tax Division, a lead attorney with the agency said Friday.
Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., has welcomed the possibility of a Federal Trade Commission investigation into potential child privacy violations by YouTube, following media reports that the agency is looking into the streaming site's data collection practices.
Japanese optics maker Hamamatsu is attempting to dismantle efforts by a Harvard-backed company to add $3 million on top of a $1.4 million jury verdict finding it stole "black silicon" technology created by a Harvard professor, saying the extra damages are based on nothing — literally.
The Federal Circuit on Friday invalidated a patent covering technology for customizing characters in an online game, upholding the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's decision in a challenge led by Activision Blizzard Inc.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai told the New York State Wireless Association on Friday that concerns that auctioning off the 24 GHz band for 5G use would interfere with weather forecasting activities are misguided and should not inhibit 5G deployment.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has invalidated a full Bridge and Post Inc. patent covering a method of targeting advertisements on mobile devices, following a challenge by Verizon Wireless.
Journalist Moira Donegan is asking a federal judge to end a libel lawsuit filed over her creation of a list of “Shitty Media Men” who have been accused of sexual misconduct, saying she’s shielded by the First Amendment.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has signed off on tighter electric grid cybersecurity standards that expand the scope of hacker attacks utilities and other system operators must report to grid reliability regulators and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
European co-investment company Maor said Friday it closed its first fund after raising nearly $100 million from Rothschild & Co. and private backers for investments targeting Israeli tech companies.
A Cray Inc. investor is claiming the supercomputer company's proposed $1.3 billion sale to Hewlett Packard Enterprise is "tainted" by conflicts of interest and a lack of information necessary for stockholders to cast informed votes on the proposal.
Inuvo and ConversionPoint Technologies said Thursday they're calling off a previously announced deal under which Inuvo would have acquired the California-based e-commerce technology company for roughly $75.5 million.
The manager of an apartment complex is suing Apple Inc. in New Jersey federal court, claiming that defective and unsafe lithium batteries in one of the tech company’s iPad tablets spontaneously caught fire, damaging the complex and killing a resident.
The recent Federal Trade Commission v. Qualcomm antitrust trial provides two very good reasons to make sure your e-discovery strategy is coordinated with your trial strategy from the start of the case, say Gareth Evans and Ben Barnes of Redgrave.
Although a California federal court's recent decision in Kao v. Snow Monster may seem to offer a multipurpose tool for petitioners in design patent cases, it may not be dependable authority, at least on a few issues, says Jeremy Kriegel of Marshall Gerstein.
Three recent patent law hearings with testimony from 45 witnesses reinforced what we’ve heard for years — that the U.S. patent eligibility system is broken and desperately needs to be repaired. Several points stood out, say Sens. Chris Coons and Thom Tillis, who head the Senate’s intellectual property subcommittee.
While Congress appears reluctant to address a uniform consumer data privacy law, a patchwork quilt of state privacy laws is taking shape across the U.S., drawing from many of the concepts set forth in the EU's General Data Protection Regulation last year, say Bob Bowman and David Stauss of Husch Blackwell.
Lower courts have begun to grapple with the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2018 decision in Carpenter v. United States, which concerned the constitutional limits on government acquisitions of digital data. On the anniversary of the decision, Jonathan Cedarbaum, Nina Cahill and Sam McHale of WilmerHale analyze defendants' attempts to extend Carpenter's holding.
The Trump administration recently launched an unprecedented regulatory blitz designed to further protect domestic information and communications technology and services from what it considers Chinese threats. These steps will constrain transactions that could expand China’s access to the U.S. market and to U.S. technology — and some have an immediate effect, say attorneys at Kirkland.
The IRS recently announced it will be revising it's 2014 guidance on taxation of cryptocurrency. Hopefully the new rules will establish a fairer method of determining cost basis and demystify other tax consequences arising from cryptocurrency transactions, says Sean Ryan of blockchain accounting software firm NODE40.
Businesses providing services over the internet are likely to face continued challenges to comply with the expanding implementation of China's cybersecurity law, especially with respect to broadening definitions of personal information holders under new guidance, say Xiaoyan Zhang and Vincent James Barbuto of Reed Smith.
A Massachusetts federal court's eventual decision on cellphone searches at the U.S. border in Alasaad v. Nielsen will further illustrate the differences in how federal courts apply the U.S. Supreme Court's 2014 decision in Riley v. California to the warrant-requirement exception for border searches, says Sharon Barney at Leech Tishman.
The problem underlying the Ninth Circuit’s recent Altera v. Commissioner decision is one that has long bedeviled courts considering how multinational companies should share tax costs: how to determine what unrelated parties would have done at arm’s length when comparables cannot be found, says Reuven Avi-Yonah at the University of Michigan.
When evaluating potential new hires, law firms should utilize structured interviews in order to create a consistent rating system that accurately and effectively assesses candidates' skills and competencies, says Jennifer Henderson of Major Lindsey.
In a new commentary, the Sedona Conference considers shielding cybersecurity information from discovery with the attorney-client privilege and work-product protection. Matthew Hamilton and Donna Fisher of Pepper Hamilton query whether it makes sense to single out cybersecurity information for reform.
While the Federal Communications Commission's recent ruling authorizing phone carriers to block unwanted calls is a laudable effort, the lack of any industry call-blocking standards or appreciable oversight is a cause of massive concern for many callers who do not know whether their calls will be connecting, says Eric Troutman of Squire Patton.
The Federal Trade Commission's data security settlement with LightYear Dealer Technologies is notable because the company does not market or sell products directly to consumers, and because the FTC made the eyebrow-raising claim that LightYear is a financial institution under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, say attorneys at ZwillGen.
Three years after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark consumer privacy decision in Spokeo v. Robins, Mary-Christine Sungaila and Marco Pulido at Haynes and Boone examine how courts have applied the opinion, the role of congressional findings in Article III standing cases, and a developing litigation trend.