DLA Piper announced last week that it's snagged a Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP telecom expert to join its Washington, D.C., office as a partner, as part of the firm's continuing bid to bolster its intellectual property and technology practice.
An India-based technology company accused in a $5 million lawsuit of misrepresenting its ability to design and develop a cellphone application incorporating technology meant to keep a driver’s eyes on the road asked a Delaware federal court on Friday to send the dispute to arbitration.
A California federal judge Friday tossed litigation accusing Berlin-based Searchmetrics GmbH and a California subsidiary of infringing a rival search engine optimization firm’s patents, agreeing the asserted inventions related to statistical market analysis and market share growth and were not patentable under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice ruling.
Yahoo users suing the tech giant over three data breaches that affected as many as 1.5 billion accounts still fail to show they'd been harmed or that the company didn't notify them promptly of the hacks, Yahoo told a California federal judge Friday.
Walmart is reportedly courting interest for a stake in its Brazilian operations, Toshiba is eyeing an initial public offering of its memory chip unit if an $18 billion deal for the business falls through, and Dalian Wanda Group tapped a trio of banks for the rumored IPO of its sports business.
Two of Xerox Corp.’s largest shareholders, Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, have released a joint statement calling for the company’s CEO to be replaced amid speculation Xerox was working on a deal with Fujifilm Holdings Corp. over control of the company.
Russia’s Mail.Ru Group Ltd. said Monday it will buy global electronic sports company ESforce in an approximately $100 million deal that will give the internet giant control of a major online and physical presence in the up-and-coming esports space.
The Federal Circuit said on Friday it would rehear Click-To-Call Technologies LP’s appeal in a decision invalidating its patent describing a system of establishing anonymous telephone communications, which has been pending for several years, saying that rehearing was “warranted” in light of the en banc ruling in WiFi One LLC v. Broadcom Corp. earlier this month.
Jackson Lewis PC has brought on board a former senior attorney from Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP with more than 15 years' experience litigating a broad span of employment law matters in the retail, financial services, restaurant technology and gig economy industries, the firm announced.
The Senate failed to reach a funding deal Sunday night, extending the government shutdown as both parties continued to clash over longstanding spending and immigration issues.
The Federal Trade Commission is looking for additional information from Broadcom Ltd. as part of an antitrust review process into its ongoing attempt to take over Qualcomm Inc., the semiconductor technology company said in a statement Friday.
Sony, Warner Bros. and other major labels repped by the Record Industry Association of America hurled copyright claims against Fit Radio LLC in Georgia federal court on Thursday, alleging that the music app is committing "massive scale" infringement.
A group of funds advised by Water Island Capital LLC launched a petition in Delaware Chancery Court late Thursday to appraise its stock in network technology company Gigamon Inc. now that its $1.6 billion acquisition by Elliott Management Corp. and the Qatari government's investment arm has closed.
The National Basketball Association’s Golden State Warriors and a proposed class will mediate claims that the team secretly recorded private conversations through a smartphone app, according to a joint filing that was approved in California federal court Friday.
Two media organizations have launched a challenge to the Federal Communications Commission’s deregulation of its broadcast media ownership rules, telling the Third Circuit that the agency slashed important diversity safeguards without ample justification.
The flood of bonuses and wage-increase announcements from retailers, banks and manufacturers can’t be held as a testament to the Republicans’ tax cuts, as analysts remain firm that these well-timed disclosures would have happened even without the recently passed tax legislation.
A software developer arrested in late 2015, who pled guilty to economic espionage and theft of a trade secret in New York federal court, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for stealing source code from his former employer, with apparent plans to sell it and use it for the Chinese government.
A telecom lobbying group has urged the Federal Communications Commission to rein in charges for siting procedures for broadband infrastructure on tribal lands, saying the fees are a barrier to development.
A California federal judge on Thursday granted PayPal's bid to dismiss a proposed shareholder class action stemming from a Federal Trade Commission investigation into the company’s Venmo app, saying the shareholders failed to show PayPal's board faced a substantial likelihood of liability on any claims.
Chicago-based food processing company Archer Daniels Midland has offered to buy agribusiness Bunge, Dutch payments firm Adyen is close to selecting banks for an up to €1 billion initial public offering, and Dalian Wanda is selling two Australian property projects for about $800 million.
While technology is making certain aspects of e-discovery faster and easier, it is also creating new challenges as quickly as we can provide solutions. The good news is that there are concrete steps businesses can take to address those challenges, says Peter Ostrega of Consilio LLC.
Over the last year, the existential risk posed by cyberattacks and data security vulnerabilities has become one of the top concerns for boards of directors, management, government agencies and the public. 2017 was punctuated by a series of headline-grabbing breaches, fast-moving regulatory developments around the globe, and record-breaking settlements by companies, say attorneys with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
U.S. retailers face unprecedented threats from online shopping and demographic and technological change, but also opportunities for transformation if they can integrate physical and virtual shopping. There is a good survival opportunity for companies whose leaders can solve the puzzle, say consultants with Berkeley Research Group.
Under the right conditions, conjoint analysis is appealing as a mechanism to help disaggregate royalty rates consistent with relative contributions of technology components to a product’s overall value. There are several factors to consider in determining whether it is the appropriate damages methodology, says Daniel Korczyk of GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC.
Up close, the Federal Trade Commission's recent settlement with VTech is significant because it is the first children’s privacy case that involves internet-connected toys. But taking a step back, this action is just the latest in a string of recent regulatory pronouncements related to the internet of things and related corporate cybersecurity practices, say attorneys with Paul Hastings LLP.
As the price of bitcoin continues to rise, so does the demand for financing secured by bitcoin. Lenders need to ensure they are complying with existing law — law that did not develop with bitcoin in mind, including the Commodity Exchange Act, say Matthew Frankle and Nora Wong of Greenberg Traurig LLP.
Kidnap, ransom and extortion insurance policies are now under increased scrutiny by insureds seeking potential coverage for ransomware attacks. Determining whether or not these attacks constitute extortion will raise new questions and issues, say Jeffrey Weinstein and Bruce Kaliner of Mound Cotton Wollan & Grreengrass LLP.
The new tax bill changes the calculus for cross-border services outsourcing and cloud agreements. For a U.S.-parented provider deciding whether to increase its U.S. operations relative to non-U.S. operations, several provisions must be considered, including the deduction for foreign-derived intangible income, the tax on global intangible low-taxed income and the base erosion and anti-abuse tax, say attorneys at Mayer Brown LLP.
While the U.S. Supreme Court denied Defense Distributed’s petition for writ of certiorari last week, this case commands intense scrutiny because of the intersection between 3-D printing and regulations on the export of defense articles and services, including technical data, says Kelsey Wilbanks of Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC.
Regardless of whether new legislation is enacted, dramatic changes to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States have arrived. In 2017, a much “stickier” CFIUS process resulted from concerns about China and a broader worry that international trade has not always benefited the United States, say attorneys with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC.