Ardian is planning to sell German toymaker Schleich, Siemens and Alstom are mulling bolstering their assets being sold as part of a bid to win European regulators’ approval of their €15 billion proposed rail merger, and Salesforce.com is discussing a deal to snap up ClickSoftware Technologies.
The Federal Communications Commission has failed to enforce data protection laws, leading to "increasing recklessness" in the way companies safeguard consumer information, an internet advocacy group said Wednesday.
A Texas federal judge ruled Wednesday that Texas’ anti-SLAPP law does not apply in federal court, denying Neology Inc.'s motion to dismiss a $1 million lawsuit alleging the RFID technology company published false claims that a rival company stole trade secrets.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Wednesday introduced a national data privacy bill that would give Congress, not the Federal Trade Commission, the ability to write federal privacy rules — and which would override stringent state regulations.
Morningstar Investment Management LLC and two Prudential Financial Inc. retirement-focused subsidiaries won’t have to face allegations that they illegally colluded to profit from a robo-adviser program after an Illinois federal judge ruled Wednesday that the plan participant leading the suit failed to show they violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
Oracle America must continue fighting a race and sex bias suit brought by the U.S. Department of Labor federal contracts watchdog after an agency administrative law judge rejected its claim that he and his colleagues were not validly appointed under a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
A Manhattan jury mulled Wednesday whether to award entrepreneur Shmuel "Sam" Sherman damages after his company accused a rival of poaching what Sherman calls revolutionary software that allows resale brokers to easily reprice inventory in the multibillion-dollar market for sports and entertainment tickets.
The Federal Aviation Administration's loosening of restrictions on certain drone flights won't spur more drones to take to the skies until regulators draft additional rules to track and identify unmanned aircraft, ensuring the regulatory landscape will remain murky as technology continues to outpace the legal landscape, experts say.
The company that currently operates Napster reached a settlement Tuesday in California federal court to end one of several class actions that claimed streaming music services had failed to pay millions in so-called mechanical royalties to songwriters.
The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday asked California’s high court to weigh Yahoo’s bid to force an AIG insurer to fund its defense of several Telephone Consumer Protection Act lawsuits accusing the web services provider of sending unsolicited text messages, saying Golden State law is unsettled on whether liability insurance covers TCPA claims.
Niantic Inc., the company behind mobile augmented reality game Pokemon Go, on Wednesday said investors contributed $245 million to its latest funding round as it looks to improve the engine used for its various game platforms and other AR capabilities.
The Federal Communications Commission should not win a pause in the upcoming net neutrality oral arguments, trade group Incompas told the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday, saying the court allowed oral arguments to proceed during the last funding lapse and that the issue of proper web regulation must be resolved speedily.
A high-tech parts manufacturer has accused electronics contract maker Foxconn and some of its associates of stealing exclusive designs for special connectors used in computers and automotive systems.
The investment arm of Koch Industries and San Francisco-based Golden Gate Capital have agreed to invest $1.5 billion in Infor, the business cloud software company said Wednesday.
Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., has been elected chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, which oversees the Federal Communications Commission and policy matters relating to spectrum use, Democrats announced Tuesday.
Atlanta-based Resurgens Technology Partners has clinched its debut fund after bringing in more than $200 million from limited partners, the Proskauer Rose LLP-advised middle-market private equity firm said Wednesday.
Apple scored a victory Tuesday when a German regional court tossed a patent suit brought against the tech giant by Qualcomm, with the court finding that Apple did not infringe the chipmaker’s patent with the chips in iPhones.
Automated data management software maker Veeam Software will receive a $500 million investment from tech-focused venture and private equity firm Insight Venture Partners and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in a deal guided by Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, the companies said Wednesday.
Fiserv said Wednesday it will buy private equity-backed financial services company First Data in a $22 billion all-stock acquisition guided by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Google LLC scored a win in its fight with Israeli company Spring Ventures Ltd. over the technology behind the search giant’s “I’m Feeling Lucky” feature, when the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Tuesday said Spring Ventures’ patent for web searches without exact site addresses is invalid due to obviousness.
Law firms should redesign the vetting process for lateral candidates so it directly addresses sexual harassment and assault issues, says Howard Rosenberg of Decipher.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s new guidelines attempt to clarify examination procedures regarding patent-eligible subject matter. This will ease the burden on patenting computer-implemented innovation, but there is still some ambiguity in the guidance, say Michelle Holoubek and Lestin Kenton of Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC.
In this monthly series, Amanda Brady of Major Lindsey & Africa interviews management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here we feature Sadie Baron, chief marketing officer at Reed Smith LLP.
In the world of advertising last year, the recurring theme appeared to be honesty. With the lid pried away to expose how companies have been studying their customers, those customers have begun studying the companies in return, say Jason Gordon and Andrew Levad of Reed Smith LLP.
Several recent developments — including a petition for certiorari filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in Toshiba v. Automotive Industries Pension Trust Fund — highlight why foreign securities litigation is an ever-changing scenario where nothing is definite, say Joel Rothman and Peter Saparoff of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC.
The rise of remote work capabilities and advances in technology are making flexible, freelance legal work a more accessible career option for corporate attorneys, say Elizabeth Black and Sara Eng of InCloudCounsel.
Several tech companies recently ended policies that forced arbitration for internal sexual harassment claims, but a closer look at these changes indicates there’s still a long way to go before workers are treated as fairly as possible, says Tom Spiggle of the Spiggle Law Firm.
Of the 200 blockchain patents that were issued in the United States last year, 10 stand out as being particularly interesting and provide insight into the future direction of the technology, says William Zac Duffy of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC.
While several proposed changes to multidistrict litigation procedures may be warranted and appropriate, consideration should be given to a modest modification of the judicial selection process, says Doug Smith of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
The argument that cy pres awards violate the rights of absent class members is wrong on many levels and ignores the fact that prohibiting such distributions creates far more problems than it solves, says John Campbell, a professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.