The U.S. Food and Drug Administration answered drugmakers’ questions Wednesday about how to maintain data from drug tests and the manufacturing floor, following an uptick in violations of federal information retention standards.
Nikon Corp. told a California federal jury during closing arguments Wednesday that lens maker Carl Zeiss and semiconductor maker ASML “overreached and exaggerated” allegations it infringed camera sensor patents and caused $23.9 million in damages, stressing that even one missing claim element means there is no infringement.
CDK Global LLC stood by its refusal to comply with a second discovery request filed in the multidistrict litigation accusing it of conspiring with a rival to monopolize the market for car dealership data, telling an Illinois federal judge Tuesday that the competitors suing it don’t have a “God-given right” to unlimited discovery.
Indonesian technology company and e-commerce platform PT Tokopedia said on Wednesday that it has closed its latest funding round with $1.1 billion in commitments that it plans to use to increase technology and infrastructure to help grow local businesses.
Greenberg Traurig LLP on Tuesday announced the formation of its new video game and esports group, which is set to serve clients in the billion-dollar entertainment industry.
A Second Circuit panel on Wednesday handed a win to a Xerox benefit plan in a retiree’s suit claiming that a “phantom” deduction unlawfully cut into his pension benefits, finding he brought a benefits denial claim too late.
The hurdle blocking the confirmation of two Federal Communications Commission nominees could be removed by the end of the year.
The Federal Communications Commission voted Wednesday to classify text messages as a Title I information service, a move that the agency’s Republican majority said will ward off a potential plethora of spam texts despite the lone Democratic commissioner’s warning that it will give companies censorship abilities.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board said Tuesday a patent challenger doesn’t need to show that each of its arguments will be successful in order for the board to institute America Invents Act review, refusing to back down from an approach it has sometimes taken following the U.S. Supreme Court’s SAS Institute ruling.
The bilateral trade agreement between Japan and the European Union will take effect in February following its ratification by lawmakers Wednesday, effectively creating the largest free trade zone ever implemented by a regional trade accord.
A pirate radio operator in Westchester, New York, has been busted by local authorities working off a tip from the Federal Communications Commission, the agency announced Wednesday, marking a rare arrest in an enforcement arena that is usually limited to fines and seizures.
The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday kicked off its periodic review of its local media ownership rules and released a first-of-its-kind report that outlines the state of the whole media industry, but the agency’s Republican majority took flak for allegedly still not capturing the whole picture.
Six proposed class actions accusing Google of tracking and storing users’ private location information even, in instances where consumers have opted out, have been consolidated in a California federal court.
Sprint and a wireless industry trade group have petitioned to intervene in the Federal Communications Commission's dispute with tribes and environmentalists over its plan to accelerate the rollout of 5G infrastructure, saying small-cell fixtures should be exempt from certain environmental and historic regulatory reviews.
The Federal Communications Commission voted Wednesday to establish a comprehensive database of reassigned phone numbers, which it says will help companies keep track of when consumers abandon a phone number and cut down on the amount of misdirected calls.
Although federal agencies have improved their information technology acquisition and cybersecurity practices over time, they still have a distance to go to fully meet their statutory requirements and implement related recommendations, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said Wednesday.
A shuttered ride-hailing startup accused Uber in California federal court Tuesday of requesting rides and canceling them shortly before pickups in a scheme to push competitors out, saying it cost consumers “lower prices, higher quality, and more options.”
An Apptio Inc. shareholder filed a proposed class action in Delaware federal court on Tuesday seeking to halt the information technology company’s proposed $1.9 billion merger with Vista Equity Partners, claiming not enough information has been provided for investors to make an informed vote on the transaction.
Nixon Peabody LLP has announced that it boosted its corporate practice in Northern California with a former Perkins Coie LLP attorney with experience in emerging growth companies, venture capital and mergers and acquisitions in the technology industry.
Morgan Stanley will lead the IPO of Uber, which could value the ride-hailing giant at up to $120 billion, Warburg Pincus is launching a $1 billion joint venture that will invest in Chinese real estate, and China's Luckin Coffee has received a $200 million capital injection from private investors.
Many law firms have tickets or luxury suites at sporting events to host clients and prospects. Matthew Prinn of RFP Advisory Group and Matt Ansis of TicketManager discuss some of the ways that firms can use those tickets effectively.
A recent opinion from the American Bar Association provides useful guidance on attorneys’ obligations to guard against cyberattacks, protect electronic client information and respond if an attack occurs, says Joshua Bevitz of Newmeyer & Dillion LLP.
In Frank v. Gaos, the U.S. Supreme Court may never address the issue of cy pres awards if it instead rules that none of the named plaintiffs had standing to bring the class action in the first place, says Steve Carey of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP.
In 2018, the U.S. government strengthened sanctions targeting Iran, Russia and Venezuela, sanctioned an agency of the Chinese government and completed the second largest sanctions-related enforcement action on record. And the evidence suggests 2019 will be equally tumultuous, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.
Opening comments by parties in mediation that are made with the proper content and tone can diffuse pent-up emotion and pave the way for a successful resolution. But an opening presentation can do more harm than good if delivered the wrong way, say Jann Johnson and William Haddad of ADR Systems LLC.
Last month, the Office of Foreign Assets Control announced a settlement with Cobham Holdings over shipments of goods to a Russian entity. The violations, apparently caused by deficient screening software, may signal heightened compliance expectations, say Roberto Gonzalez and Rachel Fiorill of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP.
If implemented, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's proposed framework for regulating prescription drug-use-related software would likely mean that pharmaceutical companies will need to exert more control over certain software applications and be more involved in software update processes, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray LLP.
I suspect the true audience for the U.S. Department of Justice’s disavowal last week of a 2013 policy statement on standard-essential patents is not the courts but rather the U.S. International Trade Commission, whose discretion to pressure standard implementers to accept onerous licensing terms will be tested in the coming years, says University of Minnesota Law School professor Thomas Cotter.
Local patent rules in the Eastern District of Texas and Northern District of California don’t squarely address the issue of what must be disclosed during claim-construction discovery in order to rely on expert declarations. But thanks to the corpus of post-Teva decisions a clearer picture has emerged, says Ken Fung of Fisch Sigler LLP.
In the second installment of this three-part legislative preview, Rich Ehisen of State Net Capitol Journal examines a number of issues that should keep state lawmakers occupied next year.