The U.S. Department of Justice is continuing to press the Third Circuit to undo a lower court rejection of its challenge to Sabre's planned $360 million Farelogix purchase, blasting the airline booking firms' contention that it improperly coordinated with U.K. antitrust enforcers to stop the deal.
An Illinois plaintiff alleging Clearview AI's searchable face database violates the state's biometric privacy law has "no right to control the litigation and disposition of any claim other than his own" and can't intervene in similar cases pending in the Southern District of New York, a New York federal judge ruled Friday.
King & Spalding LLP fired back at WhatsApp's "drastic" bid to disqualify the law firm from representing an Israeli spyware company that the messaging app has accused of hacking its users' phones, arguing that FBI Director Christopher Wray and two others who previously advised WhatsApp departed the firm "long before" the suit was filed last year.
A group of satellite operators in the C-Band have agreed on a timeline for converting their spectrum for 5G, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced Monday, meaning the five companies plan to vacate a chunk of the airwaves they currently hold by December 2021.
A Kansas City personal injury firm being sued by former client Hiscox Insurance for allegedly mishandling a cyberattack argued on Monday that the novel case should be chopped down to a single legal malpractice claim.
The Federal Communications Commission in an order Monday made it easier for low-income consumers living on rural tribal lands to obtain discounts on broadband internet and phone services during the coronavirus pandemic.
Chinese online delivery platform Dada Nexus Ltd. on Monday set a price range on an estimated $264 million initial public offering, undeterred by U.S. efforts to increase scrutiny of Chinese-based public companies amid escalating tension between the two countries.
Western Digital Corp. has been hit with a proposed class action in California federal court accusing the data storage giant of surreptitiously changing the design of a popular hard drive product in a way that made the devices "completely worthless."
Facebook is asking the Texas Supreme Court to dismiss three lawsuits that accuse the company of providing an unrestricted platform for predators to exploit, extort and recruit children into the sex trade, arguing it can't be held liable for what third parties post on its website.
Cathode ray tube buyers excluded from a recently retooled package of price-fixing settlements with electronics makers have called on a California federal judge to roll back his initial approval of the deals, arguing they're being shortchanged.
Chrimar Systems Inc. is pressing the U.S. Supreme Court to take up its appeal over whether Patent Trial and Appeal Board invalidations can override district courts' infringement judgments, telling the high court that "patent-specific carve-outs are a reason for granting cert."
The head of the Federal Communications Commission and a nationwide advocate for broadcasters have both condemned violence against news crews during protests over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody in Minnesota.
A former co-chair of Williams & Connolly LLP's patent litigation group with two decades of experience is the latest partner to leave the firm, joining Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP on Monday in its Washington, D.C., office.
Private equity-backed payment processor Shift4 Payments Inc. on Monday joined a growing initial public offering pipeline, setting a price range for an IPO estimated to raise $300 million guided by Latham & Watkins LLP and underwriters counsel Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.
Perkins Coie LLP added an experienced attorney to its corporate and securities practice from K&L Gates LLP in Dallas last week, adding to its expanding Texas operations.
Equinix has reached a deal to buy 25 data centers in Canada from Bell's parent company for CA$1.04 billion ($765 million), according to separate announcements from Equinix and Bell on Monday.
Gaming company Zynga said Monday it will acquire Turkey-based mobile gaming company Peak for $1.8 billion in a deal steered on the buy side by White & Case LLP and Turkish firm GKC Partners.
The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups filed an amicus brief Friday in defense of Maine's new online privacy law, as several telecom trade groups contend the law violates the First Amendment and seek to strike it down.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is urging the Federal Circuit not to invoke its Arthrex ruling during appeals of rejected patent applications, saying that ruling's remedy of vacating and remanding cases is not needed under these circumstances.
Generic-drug maker Mylan convinced the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to nix a handful of Sanofi-Aventis patents Friday covering the Lantus SoloStar disposable insulin injection pen, adding to its past wins in cases related to the same product.
A private equity investor that sat out an appraisal suit challenging a tech company's 2013 cash-out merger price, only to see the Delaware Chancery Court set a price 2.6-times higher for those who did, waited too long to sue the company's controllers afterward, a Delaware vice chancellor ruled Friday.
Israeli online marketplace startup Fiverr, led by Latham & Watkins and Israeli firm Meitar, priced a follow-on offering at $120 million to raise money for growth and general business activities.
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Friday stepped up pressure on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether popular video-sharing app TikTok is "blatantly flouting" a deal with the commission that required it to significantly strengthen its children's privacy protections, a push that came just a day after more than a dozen U.S. House Democrats issued a similar call.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has continued to cause delays and waivers in the patent and trademark worlds, and also has led to questions about who owns the rights to a key antiviral drug and whether Zoom should be concerned about its trademark.
Satellite operator Ligado Networks pushed back on the U.S. Department of Defense's bid to nix its planned 5G network by defending the Federal Communications Commission's green light for the project in a filing Friday.
Federal courts' reliance on the Federal Circuit Lone Star v. United Microelectronics decision, which closely scrutinized contractual restrictions in patent assignments, makes it crucial for patent owners to take particular care when limiting an assignee's ability to enforce the patent or transfer the rights, say John Haynes and Lindsay Church at Alston & Bird.
The current decrease in formality and increase in common ground due to the work-from-home environment can make it easier to have a networking conversation, says Megan Burke Roudebush at Keepwith.
One mistake that attorneys commonly make when presenting a case to a third-party funder is focusing almost exclusively on liability and giving short shrift to the damages analysis — resulting in an aspirational damages estimate that falls apart under scrutiny, say Cindy Ahn and Justin Maleson at Longford Capital and Casey Grabenstein at Saul Ewing.
Attorneys at WilmerHale highlight recent developments in privilege law, the significant challenges raised by nontraditional working arrangements popularized during the pandemic, and ways to avoid waiving attorney-client privilege when using electronic communications.
To properly manage outside counsel, it's imperative for a company's legal department to implement and maintain rules on what they will and won't pay for, on staffing cases and requesting rate increases, and on how matters will be handled, says Chris Seezen at Quovant.
Recent Federal Circuit cases appear to suggest that if your patent claim to a combination of otherwise known elements does not include a specific technical improvement, then the claim is not patent-eligible — meaning a bedrock patent principle has been overruled implicitly, says Howard Skaist at Berkeley Law & Technology Group.
As state and federal courts in California begin to reopen, strategic decisions need to be made about where cases should be filed, public and private perception of litigation conduct, alternative plans for discovery, and more, says attorney Steven Brower.
As the U.S. Department of Justice continues to focus on prosecuting trade secret theft by China, U.S. companies are also filing private civil lawsuits against Chinese companies in federal courts, relying on both the Defend Trade Secrets Act and state trade secret laws, say attorneys at Wiggin and Dana.
While pulling off an effective summer associate program this year will be no easy feat, law firms' investments in their future attorneys should be considered necessary even during this difficult time, says Summer Eberhard at Major Lindsey.
With unprecedented stress on real estate operations due to the COVID-19 crisis, this is a time to reflect on the property technology industry's success in recent years and to recognize how those models can be used to rebuild for the future, say attorneys at Goodwin.
As businesses move toward the complete digitization of information, spoliation issues are increasingly arising in the context of trade secret litigation, and a recent California federal court's decision in WeRide v. Huang is a great example of how plaintiffs can use spoliation offensively to obtain a win, say attorneys at Arent Fox.
Attorneys at WilmerHale analyze Securities Act complaints against companies that went public immediately prior to and during the COVID-19-induced market volatility, providing preliminary insights into whether, when and on what basis recent issuers are facing securities litigation.
While a recent trend of federal courts holding that U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decisions instituting inter partes reviews are not appealable requires close following, there are two remedies practitioners can seek apart from appeal, say Brett Cooper and Kevin Schubert at McKool Smith.
Bias in artificial intelligence algorithms is inevitable, so companies that use AI should take proactive steps to avoid disparate impact on legally protected classes and minimize the risk of lawsuits, say Brig. Gen. Patrick Huston at the Army JAG Corps and Lourdes Fuentes-Slater at Karta Legal.
History suggests that legal malpractice claims will rise following the current economic downturn, and while a certain percentage of the claims will be unavoidable, there are prophylactic steps that law firms can take, says John Johnson at Cozen O'Connor.