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Technology

  • January 15, 2019

    3 Firms Shepherd $275M Deal For PE-Backed AppRiver

    Security technology company Zix Corp. has agreed to buy cloud-based cybersecurity services provider AppRiver from private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners for $275 million in cash, the companies said Tuesday, in a deal steered by Baker Botts LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

  • January 15, 2019

    UberBlack Drivers Ask 3rd Circ. To Revive Wage Suit

    A proposed class of Philadelphia-area UberBlack limo drivers asked the Third Circuit to revive their suit accusing Uber Technologies Inc. of violating state and federal labor laws, saying a district court prematurely determined they were independent contractors and not employees entitled to minimum and overtime wages.

  • January 15, 2019

    Legal Tech Download: PE Investments, Acquisitions, AI

    The world of legal technology is evolving quickly, with new products coming to market in rapid succession. Here, Law360 takes a look at six recent developments.

  • January 14, 2019

    Oracle, Rimini Spar At High Court Over Copyright Costs

    Attorneys for Oracle and a technical support service called Rimini Street Inc. faced off Monday before the U.S. Supreme Court over how much a winning copyright litigant can recoup in legal bills, offering the justices sharply divergent views on what lawmakers meant by “full costs.”

  • January 14, 2019

    2nd Circ. Says Xerox Workers' Benefits Recalculation Is Fair

    The Second Circuit has approved a New York federal judge’s method of calculating benefits for Xerox workers who rejoined the company after retiring, awarding the company a win Monday in a pension lawsuit that spent two decades in the courts and garnered a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

  • 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.

Expert Analysis

  • 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.

  • Will Fed. Circ. Consider The Competitor Standing Doctrine?

    Matthew Dowd

    A major hurdle to the Federal Circuit’s full participation in developing patent law is Article III standing to appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Matthew Dowd of Dowd Scheffel PLLC and Jonathan Stroud of Unified Patents examine whether the Federal Circuit will recognize and apply competitor standing for establishing an injury in fact.

  • How FIRRMA Changed National Security Reviews In 2018

    Farhad Jalinous

    The passage of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act in August expanded the range of transactions that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States is able to review for national security concerns — especially transactions related to China, say attorneys at White & Case LLP.

  • Ripe For High Court: Article III Standing In Data Breach Cases

    Ken Kronstadt

    Following Spokeo v. Robins, divergent court decisions have created uncertainty over insurance coverage for data breaches when customers' information is exposed but not misused. The matter of Zappos could provide the U.S. Supreme Court with an opportunity to resolve the split of authority, says Ken Kronstadt of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.

  • A Series Of 1st-Time Crypto Actions For The SEC

    David Zaslowsky

    November was an especially aggressive month for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in terms of cracking down on unauthorized digital activities. Three enforcement actions described as "firsts" demonstrate that the SEC will be using all of the tools in its toolkit, say attorneys with Baker McKenzie.

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Mills Reviews 'Mississippi's Federal Courts'

    Judge Michael Mills

    ​​David M. Hargrove's​ new book​,​ "Mississippi’s Federal Courts: A History," is a remarkably candid portrait of the characters and courts serving the state's federal judiciary from 1798 on, and contributes new scholarship on how judges were nominated during the civil rights era, says U.S. District Judge Michael Mills of the Northern District of Mississippi.

  • How The GDPR Changed Data Privacy In 2018

    Jessica Lee

    The European Union General Data Protection Regulation became enforceable on May 25, 2018, bringing in a flurry of privacy notice updates, the shutdown of certain EU-facing websites and advertising activities, and a good amount of heartburn for companies within its territorial scope, says Jessica Lee of Loeb & Loeb LLP.

  • Guest Feature

    The Subtle Art Of Fred Fielding

    Fred Fielding

    One of the rare attorneys to serve as White House counsel to two presidents, Fred Fielding of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP may be the quintessential Washington insider. Attorney Randy Maniloff asks him to elaborate.

  • 10 Tips For Law Firms To Drive Revenue Via Sports Tickets

    Matthew Prinn

    Many law firms have tickets or luxury suites at sporting events to host clients and prospects. Matthew Prinn of RFP Advisory Group and Matt Ansis of TicketManager discuss some of the ways that firms can use those tickets effectively.