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Technology

  • April 22, 2019

    Pax Labs Draws $420M In Funding From Private Investors

    San Francisco-based Pax Labs, which makes vaporizers for cannabis use and is the company behind e-cigarette maker Juul, has pulled in $420 million from a group of private investors that includes Tiger Global Management and Tao Capital Partners, the companies said Monday.

  • April 19, 2019

    Washington State Privacy Bill Likely Won't Pass This Year

    A Washington state privacy bill that would have given consumers more access to and control over the personal data that online companies hold appears to be dead for this year, after House lawmakers missed the final deadline to move on the legislation.

  • April 19, 2019

    $13M Patent Bill Rests On Inflammatory Statements: Huawei

    The Chinese phone and tablet maker Huawei asked a Texas federal court on Thursday to erase a $13.2 million patent infringement award, saying trial winner PanOptis distorted a jury's views by declaring that Huawei "doesn't pay royalties to anybody."

  • April 19, 2019

    Behavioral Design Could Be Privacy Law's Next Frontier

    Finding new ways to keep users glued to their devices and pumping in personal data is Social Media 101. But regulators on two continents could force tech giants to scale back those efforts, legal observers say, with newly unveiled proposals to limit how companies can use design to manipulate users' behavior.

  • April 19, 2019

    Casino Co. Says Lies Led To Shutdown Of Sports Betting App

    A U.S. casino chain has filed suit in Delaware alleging a British technology company lied that it owned the code in an online gaming platform, resulting in the unexpected shutdown of the chain's brand-new sports book app at the beginning of March.

  • April 19, 2019

    Greenberg Traurig Nabs Ex-Hunton IP Pro In Atlanta

    Greenberg Traurig LLP has brought on a former Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP partner with more than two decades of experience in patent law to its Atlanta office, the firm has announced.

  • April 19, 2019

    6th Circ. Ruling Raises Bar For Social Media Terrorism Suits

    The Sixth Circuit’s recent dismissal of a suit blaming Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for radicalizing the man who carried out the 2016 mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Florida makes clear that such Anti-Terrorism Act suits have a slim chance of success.

  • April 19, 2019

    X-Ray Engineer Gave Trade Secrets To Rival, Philips Says

    A former Philips Medical Systems employee stole trade secrets that have given a competitor “a decadeslong head start” in designing and selling its own knock off version of Philips X-ray tubes, the technology company told an Illinois federal judge Friday.  

  • April 19, 2019

    New Settlement Talks Revive CRT Class Leadership Fight

    Law firms are again vying to represent television- and computer-component cathode ray tube buyers pushing for pieces of the pie from potential new price-fixing settlements previously valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • April 19, 2019

    Real Estate Rumors: Academica, ExecOnline, Home Chef

    Charter school operator Academica has reportedly purchased a shuttered school in Florida for $14 million, education tech firm ExecOnline is reportedly leasing 10,204 square feet in Manhattan and Home Chef is said to be taking 75,000 square feet at Chicago's old post office.

  • April 19, 2019

    Sizmek Lines Up $33M Ch. 11 Sale Of Ad Business Platforms

    Bankrupt advertising tech firm Sizmek Inc. said in court papers Friday it has reached a purchase agreement with digital marketer Zeta Global to sell two of its internet advertising platforms for a total value of between $33 million and $36 million.

  • April 19, 2019

    Fed. Circ. Affirms ITC Ax Of Car Toll Patent Claims

    The Federal Circuit on Friday invalidated parts of two patents covering technology used in electronic toll systems, upholding the U.S. International Trade Commission’s decision in an infringement case Neology Inc. brought against rival companies.

  • April 19, 2019

    AT&T Says '5GE' Doesn’t Trick Consumers In Sprint Ad Row

    Consumers are not being fooled into thinking AT&T's upgraded fourth-generation service is actually 5G, the company told a New York federal court Thursday as it sought to oppose Sprint's attempt to prevent it from marketing the service as "5G Evolution."

  • April 19, 2019

    Fed. Circ. Won't Revive Server Patent Axed By PTAB

    The Federal Circuit on Friday upheld the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s decision to invalidate claims from a Rosetta-Wireless Corp. network server patent challenged by Apple and Samsung, and agreed that the data solutions company can't amend its patent.

  • April 19, 2019

    Bose Aims To Silence Suit Over Water-Resistant Headphones

    Bose rebuffed consumer allegations that its water-resistant wireless headphones were defective, telling a Massachusetts federal court Thursday that the claims should be dismissed as they are merely "stray accounts of consumer dissatisfaction" that fail to claim an actual defect.

  • April 19, 2019

    Full Fed. Circ. Won't Eye Reviving $19M Samsung IP Verdict

    The Federal Circuit won't reconsider its decision to throw out a $19.2 million patent infringement verdict against Samsung, despite arguments from a nonpracticing entity that the panel wrongly substituted its own judgment for the jury's.

  • April 19, 2019

    More Women Taking Reins Among Tech Giants' Legal Chiefs

    Women are increasingly heading up the legal departments of the largest companies in California’s Silicon Valley as well as the corporations on the S&P 100, though men continue to hold the bulk of those positions, a biannual report by Fenwick & West LLP reveals.

  • April 19, 2019

    Health Hires: DLA Piper, McDermott, Barnes & Thornburg

    DLA Piper hired a new leader for its health care team in Dallas, McDermott Will & Emery nabbed a former federal prosecutor to focus on health care fraud in Miami, and Barnes & Thornburg added a veteran partner to its health care group in Columbus, Ohio, headlining Law360’s latest roundup of personnel moves in the health care and life sciences arena.

  • April 19, 2019

    VC-Backed Cloud Computing Co. Files Cooley-Led IPO

    Venture capital-backed Fastly, a San Francisco-based cloud computing company, on Friday filed plans to go public on the New York Stock Exchange in an offering steered by Cooley LLP.

  • April 19, 2019

    5 Times Lawyers Settled During The Big Show

    Apple and Qualcomm grabbed headlines when they decided to settle their differences before a San Diego federal jury could decide their multibillion-dollar antitrust dispute. But they aren't the first high-profile litigants to think twice about having a jury decide their fate once they got to court.

Expert Analysis

  • Kickstarter's Unionizing Efforts May Signal New Trend In Tech

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    Historically, employee organizing efforts at tech companies have been limited to lower-paying positions, but Kickstarter employees' recently announced plans to unionize could signal a shift toward increased unionizing efforts by tech workers in higher-paid positions, says Candice Zee of Vedder Price.

  • Answers To AI Patent Questions May Be Found In Biotech

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    In patenting innovations involving artificial intelligence, there is uncertainty on issues like inventorship, adequacy of disclosure, assessment of nonobviousness, and patent eligibility. The field of biotechnology once faced similar challenges, say Enrica Bruno and Brian Cash of Steinfl & Bruno.

  • What We Heard At The FTC Hearings: Days 20 And 21

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    The 12th hearing in the Federal Trade Commission’s series on competition in the 21st century reflected substantial evolution in the policy debate over consumer privacy regulation, say attorneys with Perkins Coie.

  • Justices Could Trigger Sea Change For Tender Offer Suits

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    U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments Monday in Emulex v. Varjabedian — a case that could alter the landscape of tender offer litigation under Section 14(e) of the Securities Exchange Act — confirmed the potentially significant nature of the forthcoming decision, as well as the justices’ sharp divide on the issues, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray.

  • Opinion

    Jury Trials Are In Decline For Good Reason

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    A recent Law360 article reported on federal judges bemoaning jury trials' nationwide decline, but these laments are unfounded as jury trials have been replaced by better alternatives, says J.B. Heaton of J.B. Heaton Research.

  • A First Look At Austria's Digital Services Tax

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    With its digital tax proposal this month, Austria joins the handful of EU member states advancing national legislation for a tax regime somewhere between income tax and value-added tax ahead of similar efforts by the EU and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, says Rick Minor of Womble Bond.

  • Series

    Why I Became A Lawyer: A Circuitous Path To The Law

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    Instead of going to college after high school, I followed in my father’s footsteps and became an electrician. Later I became an electrical engineer, and then an IP attorney. Every twist and turn along the way has made me a better lawyer, says Joseph Maraia of Burns & Levinson.

  • A Major Shift For EU Copyright Protection Online

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    A recently adopted European copyright directive contains two controversial changes that are likely to alter the internet status quo by holding online content-sharing service providers liable for users' copyright violations, say Andrew Avsec and Tracey Starck of Brinks Gilson.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Conrad Reviews 'The Jury Crisis'

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    In "The Jury Crisis," jury consultant and social psychologist Drury Sherrod spotlights the vanishing jury trial, providing a fascinating canary-in-the-coal-mine warning for lawyers, litigants and society at large, says U.S. District Judge Robert Conrad of the Western District of North Carolina.

  • What We Heard At The FTC Hearings: Days 18 And 19

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    The 11th hearing in the Federal Trade Commission’s series on competition in the 21st century addressed cross-border cooperation. Rebecca Engrav and Jeremy Keeney of Perkins Coie offer some key takeaways.