Oracle underpaid female, Asian and African American employees, a University of Pennsylvania labor economist testified on Wednesday in an administrative trial over the U.S. Department of Labor's gender and race pay equity claims, estimating that damages stemming from the underpayment could reach up to $800 million.
The Delaware Supreme Court on Wednesday pressed both sides in a battle for control of a Delaware-chartered tech company over missing pieces on foreign law in the record of a dispute that the Chancery Court said ought to be waged in Austria.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is blocking a bill that would reinstate net neutrality from coming to a vote because he knows it will pass, a coalition of Democrats said this week in an attempt at holding the majority leader’s feet to the fire.
Two consumers who filed a proposed class action claiming they received unsolicited texts from a cannabis industry software company urged a California federal judge not to toss their claims, saying the court has personal jurisdiction in the matter and rejecting the company's argument that they failed to state a claim.
A Manhattan federal judge on Wednesday questioned the lead economics expert for a coalition of states challenging T-Mobile's proposed merger with Sprint, hearing claims that consumers could suffer billions in harm from a lack of competition in the U.S. wireless market.
A Senate bill that dictates where C-Band spectrum auction revenues should go is headed to the floor after a party-line vote Wednesday, as Republicans batted down Democrats’ arguments that the measure gives satellite companies a massive payout for vacating spectrum they don't own.
Philips has asked the International Trade Commission to investigate whether Fitbit, Garmin and others are infringing four of its patents with their wearable device imports.
A Chinese professor accused of conspiring with China-based tech giant Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. to steal information from a California semiconductor startup told a Brooklyn federal judge Wednesday that he will keep his Huawei-funded lawyers from Wilson Sonsini despite snags that could arise from the arrangement.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board will review several claims in a Uniloc data delivery patent following a challenge from Microsoft.
The Federal Circuit is standing firm on its decision barring Capital One from pursuing antitrust claims against patent licensing firm Intellectual Ventures, despite federal regulators' concerns over the lower court decision the panel has left intact.
A telecom expert with more than two decades of experience counseling cable, broadband and other providers on regulatory issues has left Mintz to head up Venable’s communications practice in Washington, D.C.
Sidley Austin LLP represented Deutsche Bank in connection with its roughly $294.2 million loan to an Oxford Properties Group entity for a commercial condo unit at Hudson Square in Manhattan, according to records made public in New York on Wednesday.
The Ninth Circuit has upheld a lower court's finding that Abbott Laboratories Inc. didn't violate ERISA when it concluded that a former clinical research associate was able to work and cut off her disability benefits.
The iFit unit of fitness equipment maker Icon Health & Fitness Inc. has raised $200 million from a group of private investors led by Pamplona Capital Management, with plans to use the capital for advertising and to expand its offerings, Icon Health said Wednesday.
Fitness tracker company Fitbit is doubling down on its bid to toss out a lawsuit brought by Philips over Philips' patented health-tracking technology, saying that the patent claims cover abstract ideas under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice test.
A female engineer formerly employed by Oracle testified Tuesday in an administrative trial over the U.S. Department of Labor's claim that Oracle underpaid women and minorities by $400 million, saying that after she requested a salary review, her manager yelled at her, passed her over for promotion and eventually fired her.
Top Deutsche Telekom executives denied Tuesday that a long-standing rationale for the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile was to reduce price competition in the U.S. wireless market, disputing claims by a coalition of states challenging the tie-up in New York federal court.
A Patent Trial and Appeal Board panel pushed back Tuesday against a California gaming product company’s argument that Nintendo didn’t meet its burden to invalidate a patent covering a gaming controller for mobile devices.
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has hired an attorney who counsels clients through all of their companies' startup phases to beef up the roster in its Chicago office, the firm has announced.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday easily voted to make permanent a requirement that broadcasters and pay-TV platforms bargain in good faith over program carriage agreements.
The head of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee warned tech giants on Tuesday that Congress may force them to allow law enforcement access to encrypted communications, as bipartisan lawmakers complained that criminals were using encryption to elude the authorities.
The legal secretary in the United Kingdom will begin to go the way of the elevator operator by 2027, as technology improvements and changing expectations toward support staff are expected to lead to a two-thirds reduction in employment for the position, according to a recent report.
Digital infrastructure company Vertiv said Tuesday it plans to go public by merging with a blank check company in a transaction steered by Skadden, Morgan Lewis and Gibson Dunn.
Poland’s competition watchdog said Tuesday it has opened an investigation into Allegro, the country’s most popular online shopping platform, over allegations that the company uses exclusive site tools to box out competing sellers.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Tuesday invalidated a handful of claims from a Document Security Systems Inc. patent covering LED technology, but upheld the vast majority of the patent.
In Monday's U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in Thryv v. Click-To-Call, several justices seemed concerned about how the provision of the Patent Act precluding appeal of timely filed inter partes reviews affects the presumption in favor of judicial review of an agency's interpretation of its limiting statute, says Julianne Hartzel of Marshall Gerstein.
In several recent cases, courts have overridden claims that attorney-client privilege applies to communications with public relations firms in connection with litigation and to documents generated in internal investigations, but businesses can use several best practices to avoid the potential risk of waiving privilege, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.
A recent economic study indicating that an algorithm can learn to tacitly collude is of interest to the global antitrust community and highlights some practical limitations to algorithmic collusion, including that competitors may not use algorithms at all, as well as opportunities for algorithmic compliance, says Ai Deng of NERA Economic Consulting.
The U.S. Supreme Court justices seemed to leave recent arguments in Intel v. Sulyma without any ambiguity on the meaning of “actual knowledge” under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act's three-year time bar, says Michael Valerio at Drinker Biddle.
Amid an evolving initial public offering market, Slack Technologies’ recent direct listing and resulting shareholder litigation highlight tension between listing requirements and potentially dated Securities Act investor protections, say attorneys at Labaton Sucharow.
Because lawyers are often sued by nonclients based on public statements they have made, lawyers should be trained to avoid potentially actionable statements when speaking and writing, and they should also understand the overarching defenses against such lawsuits, says Matthew O’Hara at Freeborn & Peters.
When allegations of product risks related to health, safety or the environment spread from one jurisdiction to countries around the world, they can lead to both policy responses and mass litigation that can jeopardize companies' business models, says Sylvie Gallage-Alwis of Signature Litigation.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's recent report that counterfeit goods make up 3.3% of world trade reveals that counterfeiting, abetted by e-commerce, continues to evolve and grow, but brand owners', industry groups' and governments' collaborative use of technology to combat it shows promise, says Donna Schmitt of Armstrong Teasdale.
A number of issues are expected to figure prominently on state legislative agendas in the coming year, including subjects as diverse as election reform, 5G technology, online marketplaces and insurance fraud, says Korey Clark of State Net Capitol Journal.
It is time for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's director to join the assistant attorney general in reevaluating the FRAND injunction policy regime to develop a balanced position that is fairer to everyone and ensures that the system stimulates economic growth and job creation in emerging technologies, says Robert Stoll of Drinker Biddle & Reath.
Although the U.S. Supreme Court recently denied certiorari in Acorda Therapeutics v. Roxane Laboratories, which sought review of the “blocking patent” doctrine, expecting the doctrine’s appearance in obviousness cases across all technologies is logical and will undoubtedly speed the development of the law on a number of unanswered questions, says David Manspeizer of Squire Patton Boggs.
While federal rules require production of electronically stored information in its native format or a "reasonably useful form," recent court rulings offer guidance on avoiding production of ESI in its native format when it would be unduly burdensome, say Matthew Hamilton and Donna Fisher at Pepper Hamilton.
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation's recent report on a first-of-its-kind cyberattack against renewable energy provider sPower calls attention to the need for energy companies to use both technology and human skills to defend against evolving threats, says Jack Pringle of Adams and Reese.
Joint initiatives by companies active in the same industry are much needed to tackle major challenges like sustainability and digital transformation, but such partnerships may require special exemptions from international antitrust authorities, says Tilman Kuhn of White & Case.
Congressional committees' emerging consensus on a bill regulating autonomous vehicles, and U.S. Department of Transportation action to facilitate broader AV testing and deployment, suggest growing momentum for federal AV legislation that will provide certainty for the industry, say attorneys at Akin Gump.