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Technology

  • January 14, 2019

    Comcast Sued Again Over DVR Tech In TiVo IP Battle

    A TiVo Corp. unit filed new patent infringement allegations Monday in California federal court over the digital video recording technology in Comcast Corp.'s set-top boxes, despite the Patent Trial and Appeal Board finding related patents to be invalid.

  • January 14, 2019

    GTC Law Group Settles Chancery Fight Over IP Asset Sale

    GTC Law Group told a Delaware Chancery Court judge Monday that it had reached a settlement deal for a temporary restraining order with a secured lender of its client Osterhout Group Inc. that will allow a sale of the technology company to move forward while setting aside up to $700,000 in unpaid legal fees.

  • January 14, 2019

    Feds Can't Force Biometric Use To Unlock Phones: Judge

    A California federal judge has ruled that law enforcement may not compel suspects to unlock devices such as smartphones with biometric identifiers, including fingerprint or iris scans, calling the practice unconstitutional.

  • January 14, 2019

    Tribes, Enviros Ask DC Circ. To Can FCC Small-Cell Order

    Tribal and environmental groups are urging the D.C. Circuit to vacate a Federal Communication Commission order designed to speed up 5G infrastructure rollout by exempting small cell fixtures from certain historical and environmental regulatory reviews.

  • January 14, 2019

    HP Unit Settles Mid-Trial In Suit Over $17M Software Deals

    Hewlett-Packard Co. subsidiary Autonomy Inc. agreed Monday to settle allegations it failed to deliver software that its former reseller MicroTechnologies Inc. had paid the British software company $16.5 million to back, abruptly ending a California federal jury trial over the contract dispute.

  • January 14, 2019

    DOT Proposal Would Loosen Rules On Some Drone Flights

    The U.S. Department of Transportation on Monday unveiled highly anticipated proposed rules allowing drones to fly over people and at night without special waivers, advancing the federal government's years-long effort to establish safety and security regulations for the expanded commercial use of drones.

  • January 14, 2019

    Parties In CBM Review Spar Over New Eligibility Guidance

    A patent owner and a company challenging four of its patents at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board have filed dueling briefs at the board’s request about whether the patents cover ineligible subject matter under guidance the office issued to examiners this month.

  • January 14, 2019

    Businesses Want To Utilize User Data To Fight Cyber Threats

    A group of U.S. technology companies pushed Monday for the National Institute for Standards in Technology to embrace the collection and sharing of user data to fend off cyber threats as the agency continues to develop what is expected to be an influential set of privacy guidelines.

  • January 14, 2019

    2 Biotech Firms, Chinese Lender File IPOs Totaling $192M

    Two biotechnology companies and a Chinese online lender filed initial public offerings on Friday preliminarily estimated to raise $192 million, adding to a growing backlog of IPOs that are waiting for the government to reopen before the submissions can move through the pipeline.

  • January 14, 2019

    FCC Denies House Dem's Call For Mobile Tracking Briefing

    The Federal Communications Commission on Monday rejected a Democratic congressman's push for an emergency briefing to explain why the agency hasn't stopped wireless carriers from selling consumers' location data, with agency staff saying the matter isn't a priority amid the government shutdown, according to a press release from the lawmaker.

  • January 14, 2019

    Microsoft Wins $1.8B Navy Software Support Deal

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Microsoft Corp. a $1.76 billion sole-source deal to provide enterprise software and support services under a streamlined U.S. Department of Defense information technology acquisition program, the DOD announced Friday.

  • January 14, 2019

    Real Estate Rumors: Overseas Union, Amazon, Two Roads

    Overseas Union Enterprise is reportedly looking to get roughly $700 million for US Bank Tower in Los Angeles, Amazon is said to be close to leasing roughly 10,000 square feet at the Chrysler Building in Manhattan, and a Two Roads Development venture has reportedly scored a $24.5 million loan for a Florida condo tower project.

  • January 14, 2019

    Fitbit Mid-Case Appeal Rejected In Chancery Class Suit

    A Delaware vice chancellor on Monday rejected a Fitbit Inc. bid for state Supreme Court review of a decision that kept alive a $386 million stockholder insider trading and fiduciary breach lawsuit, saying there were reasons to go forward but none to justify early appeal.

  • January 14, 2019

    Fed. Circ. Upholds Alice Win By Mobile Giants Against IV

    The Federal Circuit on Monday handed a win to T-Mobile, Sprint and others in their efforts to invalidate a number of patents held by Intellectual Ventures I LLC, upholding a lower court decision that the patents were invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice decision.

  • January 14, 2019

    Contractor Wants IBM's Falcons Stadium Suit Trimmed

    Atlanta Falcons stadium project subcontractor Corning Optical Communications on Friday urged a Georgia federal court to dismiss negligence and tort claims against it in IBM's suit accusing it of botching the design and installation of a state-of-the-art cell network.

  • January 14, 2019

    High Court Wants SG's Take On Toshiba Stock-Drop Dispute

    The U.S. Supreme Court is asking the U.S. solicitor general to weigh in on the Ninth Circuit's revival of a suit alleging that misstatements made by Toshiba Corp. tanked the price of domestic securities linked to the company's common stock in Japan, a decision that arguably splits with a previous Second Circuit holding.

  • January 14, 2019

    Getting Up To Speed On Apple, Qualcomm's Legal Battle

    The two-year legal war between Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc. over patents, licensing practices and trade secrets is barreling ahead, with a series of notable legal developments in recent months. Here is everything you need to know to get up to speed.

  • January 14, 2019

    Judge Steps Down From Motorola Suit, Cites Spouse's Stock

    The Illinois federal judge who picked up an antitrust suit against Motorola Solutions Inc. after the case was transferred from New Jersey in December has recused himself, citing his spouse's ownership of Motorola stock.

  • January 14, 2019

    4 Firms Assist On Merger Creating $4.2B Data Science Biz

    Churchill Capital Corp. and private equity-backed Clarivate Analytics have agreed to merge and create a single company with an enterprise value of about $4.2 billion that will be publicly listed, in a deal guided by Blank Rome LLP, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP and Ropes & Gray LLP.

  • January 11, 2019

    The Firms That Dominated In 2018

    Law360's top four Firms of the Year notched a combined 32 Practice Group of the Year awards after successfully securing wins in bet-the-company matters and closing high-profile, big-ticket deals for clients throughout 2018.

Expert Analysis

  • The Hottest Patent Law Issues Of 2018

    Lawrence Ashery

    To kick off 2019, Lawrence Ashery of Caesar Rivise PC takes a look back at the most important patent law opinions from the last year.

  • 5 Antitrust Trends To Watch In 2019

    Lesli Esposito

    In 2018, the antitrust bar was kept on its toes by the U.S. Supreme Court’s analysis of two-sided markets, the drama over high-profile merger challenges, and heightened interest in no-poach agreements. All signs point to 2019 being equally memorable, say Lesli Esposito and Brian Boyle of DLA Piper.

  • 5 Most-Read Legal Industry Guests Of 2018

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    Law360 guest authors weighed in on a host of key legal industry issues this year, ranging from in-house tips for success and open secrets about BigLaw diversity to criticisms of the equity partnership and associate salary models. Here are five articles that captured the most attention.

  • Roundup

    Winner's Playbook

    Winner's Playbook

    Take a peek behind the scenes of four U.S. Supreme Court cases from 2018, as the attorneys who won them reflect on the challenges they faced and the decisions they made that led to victory.

  • What We Heard At The FTC Hearings: Days 15 And 16

    Todd Hinnen

    The ninth hearing in the Federal Trade Commission’s series on competition in the 21st century addressed data security. Todd Hinnen and Erin Earl of Perkins Coie LLP offer some key takeaways.

  • How 'AV 3.0' Changed The Autonomous Vehicle Game In 2018

    Erika Jones

    In its most significant 2018 guidance on the design, testing and deployment of driverless vehicles, the U.S. Department of Transportation articulated core regulatory principles that aim to prioritize safety, maintain technological neutrality and promote nationwide consistency, say Erika Jones and Linda Rhodes of Mayer Brown LLP.

  • Qualcomm, Apple And The China IPhone Ban

    Elizabeth Chien-Hale 

    In addition to assembling iPhones, China has grown to be an important market for the product. A sales ban of iPhones in China, if carried out by the Fuzhou Intermediate Court, could deal a major economic blow to Apple, says Elizabeth Chien-Hale, an attorney with CKR Law LLP and former senior counsel at Apple Inc.

  • How BIS Will Review Emerging Technology Export Controls

    Alexandre Lamy

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security sought public comment on criteria for identifying “emerging technologies” that are essential to U.S. national security. By commenting, companies working with these technologies have an opportunity to influence future U.S. government export controls, say authors with Baker McKenzie.

  • Smart Toys Under The Tree Raise Privacy Concerns

    Scott Pink

    Connected toys and devices are sure to make kids happy this holiday season. But looking beyond the glitzy features, it's important for manufacturers, retailers and consumers to know exactly how a device will interact with, and collect data from, children, says Scott Pink of O'Melveny & Myers LLP.

  • The 3 Most Important Bid Protest Decisions Of 2018

    Aron Beezley

    In 2018, three particularly important decisions were issued that will have a significant impact on corrective action protests, set-aside priority protests and protests involving "other transaction agreements" for years to come. Attorneys at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP provide insights on how these cases will shape the bid protest landscape going forward.