Shareholders of semiconductor equipment maker Ultratech Inc. filed a petition for appraisal of their investments Friday in Delaware Chancery Court, following the company’s $815 million acquisition by Veeco Instruments Inc.
A Federal Circuit decision Thursday setting guidelines where patent suits can be filed — and rejecting venue rules set by an Eastern District of Texas judge — provides need much-needed clarity in a contentious area of the law and should result in many cases leaving the Texas court, attorneys say.
A California federal judge seem poised Friday to toss a Dallas police sergeant's suit alleging Twitter, Facebook and Google gave a platform to the terrorist organizations that radicalized the gunman who ambushed and killed five officers in July 2016, saying the causal link between social media posts and the shooting is tenuous.
The Federal Circuit on Friday denied Arista Networks’ request to stay a U.S. International Trade Commission ban on its products that infringe on Cisco Systems’ networking equipment patents that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board later invalidated, but said Arista’s redesigned products could enter the country.
A Patent Trial and Appeal Board panel on Friday allowed ON Semiconductor Corp. to challenge Power Integrations Inc.’s electronic power regulation patent despite having undergone a merger with Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc., finding the patent invalid as obvious.
The attorneys who worked out a $5.3 million deal with tech companies including Twitter, Instagram and Yelp in a consolidated proposed class action over alleged user privacy violations asked a California federal judge Friday to award $1.6 million in fees for their work.
Aiming to shoot down an appeal stemming from its now-confirmed Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan, renewable energy giant SunEdison Inc. told a New York federal court this week that investors accusing the company of using an exit financing agreement to buy creditor support are improperly seeking to advance a “self-interested agenda.”
The New Jersey Appellate Division on Friday affirmed the dismissal of a software services company’s lawsuit alleging a worker violated her employment contract when she defected for Home Box Office Inc., ruling that the contract was invalid since the suing company unlawfully withheld wages during the worker’s training period.
An FCC inquiry into the state of nationwide broadband deployment proved contentious as an initial comment period closed Thursday, with industry groups arguing that the government should count both fixed and mobile services in its analysis and set a certain benchmark for mobile service.
A Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday struck down aspects of a city of Newton ordinance that essentially bans the use of pilotless aircraft in the city in the absence of prior permission, finding them preempted by federal law.
Freedom of Information Act complaints related to net neutrality are piling up in federal court, but the Federal Communications Commission may decide whether to roll back the legal underpinnings for its net neutrality rules before it releases documents that journalists and watchdogs claim are game-changers, experts say.
The Fifth Circuit on Friday said it will not reconsider a panel's determination that Yahoo Inc. owes $4.4 million after backing out of a deal with prize insurer SCA Promotions Inc. involving a March Madness contest, cementing the reversal of a district court ruling originally awarding the internet giant a $550,000 refund.
Bankrupt telecom giant Avaya Inc. became the 14th company to settle allegations that it infringed an Ethernet patent held by Network-1 Technologies Inc., agreeing to allow a $40 million unsecured claim against the estate, according to papers filed in New York bankruptcy court on Thursday.
An executive compensation attorney who worked on SoftBank's purchase of a $20 billion stake in Sprint Nextel and represented Intel in a $7.7 billion acquisition joined Hogan Lovells' Silicon Valley office Thursday from Sidley Austin LLP.
The Federal Circuit on Friday denied a request from a district court judge who wanted to respond to an appeal of his decision to keep a patent lawsuit against Micron Inc. in Massachusetts following the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent TC Heartland ruling.
Uber will be stripped of its license to operate in London at the end of the month after the city’s transport regulator said Friday the ride-hailing giant was “not fit and proper” to be licensed, a surprise decision that the San Francisco-based company vowed to appeal in court.
Reliance Realty Partners has reportedly bought a Manhattan rental building for $30.8 million; Google is said to have dropped $130.9 million on an office campus in Boulder, Colorado; and Jernigan Capital has reportedly loaned $14.66 million for a Florida self-storage development project.
A major security software company says that the United States' cyber adversaries have an unexpected ally in their efforts to hack into the country’s critical agencies: the U.S.
Federal prosecutors are seeking to have Google Inc. sanctioned for refusing to comply with a search warrant requesting certain user data stored overseas, telling a California federal judge Wednesday that the internet giant is flouting court orders.
A North Carolina federal jury has found an Atlanta resident guilty of placing malicious code onto a U.S. Army computer, causing issues with a program that handles pay and personnel actions for hundreds of thousands of reservists that cost about $2.6 million to fix, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.
The real estate industry may be skeptical of technological innovations as unnecessarily risky or unstable until they can be properly analyzed. However, there is now also a present risk for business obsolescence, where fear of the unknown is trumped by the fear of being left behind, says Louis Archambault of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP.
Digital health is now an accepted part of the health care delivery system and has been widely adopted by both health providers and consumers. However, technology is evolving quickly and counsel for businesses entering this market in Massachusetts must keep up with a complex legal and regulatory landscape, says Ellen Janos of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC.
During its upcoming term, in Digital Realty Trust v. Somers, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether employees who report violations internally are protected under Dodd-Frank. If the court requires whistleblowers to report violations directly to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, internal corporate compliance programs will be crippled, says Stephen Kohn of Kohn Kohn & Colapinto LLP.
Payment collection delays have caused law firms to seek new options, one of which is litigation finance. In this context, litigation finance can offer alternative avenues to firms as they approach the end of a fiscal year or partnership distribution dates, says Travis Lenkner of Burford Capital LLC.
Imagine going to a restaurant and ordering your steak medium-rare. The steak arrives burned. You expect the kitchen to bring you another one properly done, right? And you don’t expect to pay for two steaks, do you? Paying a vendor for document review should be no different, says Lisa Prowse, an attorney and vice president at e-discovery firm BIA Inc.
When touting highly automated vehicles, original equipment manufacturers frequently cite the safety benefits. Michael Nelson and Trevor Satnick of Eversheds Sutherland explore how OEMs consider setting their baseline safety metrics for HAVs to determine whether the early adoption of these vehicles is truly as safe a choice as the automotive community claims.
The cause of British Airways' estimated £80 million information technology failure in May 2017 was human error, but human error outsourced. These kinds of disasters bring into sharp relief the exposures that may trip up even the most well-intentioned outsourcing arrangements, say James Meadows and Heather Clauson Haughian of Culhane Meadows PLLC.
Although presidential intervention to block a planned acquisition is relatively rare, President Donald Trump’s executive order last week blocking Canyon from acquiring Lattice was not especially surprising in light of recent precedent, the cautious approach of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, and public statements by the Trump administration regarding China, say attorneys with Ropes & Gray LLP.
Unfortunately, heightened awareness of third-party cyberrisk and the urgency of identifying third-party activity has not fully extended to the consumer-facing digital assets — websites, mobile applications, social media — that form the backbone of modern business-to-consumer communications, says Chris Olson, CEO of The Media Trust.
In order to deliver the fast lending experience that today's consumers want, the strategic partnerships in a point-of-sale loan program must be carefully negotiated and crafted to arrive at an approach that complies with consumer loan regulations and other laws. In addition, these partnerships must allow for critical "behind the scenes" sharing and coordination, says David Bright of Holland & Knight LLP.