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Technology

  • January 11, 2019

    IT Contractor Can't Regain $122M Navy Award At GAO

    The Government Accountability Office found no issue with Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.’s win of a $122 million U.S. Navy information technology contract in a decision made public Friday, rejecting the incumbent contractor’s argument that it lost out because of minor terminology quibbles and unfair past performance ratings.

  • January 11, 2019

    Samsung Ducks Out Of Mobile Traffic, Battery Life IP Suit

    Samsung Electronics America Inc.’s involvement in a consolidated patent infringement suit over technology relating to mobile traffic and battery life conservation, among other things, ended Thursday when a Texas federal judge ordered the case closed after previously granting Samsung and Seven Networks LLC’s joint motion to dismiss.

  • January 11, 2019

    Broad US Tech Rules Will Curb Innovation, Commerce Told

    An internet trade association that includes Facebook, Google and Amazon has urged the U.S. Department of Commerce to tread carefully when imposing export controls on new technologies, arguing that overbroad regulations could drive startups and innovators overseas.

  • January 10, 2019

    Apple GC Earned $5M In 2018, Over $20M Stock On Horizon

    Apple Inc.'s general counsel Kate Adams took home about $5 million in pay last year, in addition to earning stock in the Cupertino, California-based computer giant that could be worth as much as $23 million, according to the company's latest U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

  • January 10, 2019

    EU 'Right To Be Forgotten' Shouldn't Be Global, Adviser Says

    An adviser to the European Union's highest court recommended Thursday that the "right to be forgotten" — which requires search engines such as Google to delete content that users find irrelevant or embarrassing — should be limited to the EU and not be applied globally, as France's data protection authority had argued. 

  • January 10, 2019

    Investors Sue Google Parent Execs Over Privacy, Harassment

    A proposed class of shareholders accused Google parent Alphabet's board of directors in California state court Wednesday of concealing data privacy issues and issues of sexual harassment and discrimination, ultimately propping up the stock price until the truth about these issues emerged.

  • January 10, 2019

    What All Attorneys Need To Know About The Shutdown

    As the government shutdown drags on, Law360 is compiling answers to some of the most pressing questions on attorneys' minds.

  • January 10, 2019

    Fed. Circ. Backs PTAB Nix Of Data Patent Challenged By HP

    The Federal Circuit on Thursday backed a finding that a data compression patent owned by Realtime Data LLC is too obvious to be valid, delivering a blow to the company's claims that Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.'s data compression products rip off its intellectual property.

  • January 10, 2019

    China Hacking Revelations Show Limits Of Political Pacts

    A new indictment alleging a sweeping campaign by two Chinese government-backed hackers to loot sensitive business data from dozens of American companies is yet more evidence that political agreements between the two countries not to hack each other for economic gain have not gone far enough, attorneys say.

  • January 10, 2019

    Patent Ineligibility Revamp Shouldn't Up Rejections: USPTO

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's new guidance is meant to provide examiners a straightforward way to determine when applications contain patent-ineligible material, not to expand upon what is considered ineligible, the agency said Thursday.

  • January 10, 2019

    Real Estate Rumors: Apple, TD Bank, Diageo

    Apple is reportedly close to taking roughly 150,000 square feet in the Los Angeles area, TD Bank is said to have loaned $56.5 million for a Florida multifamily project and hard liquor company Diageo has reportedly leased roughly 85,000 square feet in Manhattan.

  • January 10, 2019

    OTC Markets Looks To Grow Through London Expansion

    OTC Markets Group Inc.’s expansion into London is part of a larger goal to improve European issuers’ access to U.S. capital markets, an executive told Law360 on Thursday, one of two strategic moves the trading venue announced this week aimed at growing its business.

  • January 10, 2019

    FCC-Funded Broadband Carriers Face Scrutiny Under New Bill

    A Georgia congressman is championing heightened oversight for carriers receiving funding within the Federal Communications Commission's broadband build-out program, rolling out a bill Thursday aimed at ensuring those carriers' regular progress reports are accurate.

  • January 10, 2019

    FCC Shutdown Could Delay Super Bowl Tech Launches

    The ongoing government shutdown's ripple effects could stymie new product launches and even foil coveted Super Bowl advertising slots if tech companies planned to start marketing devices that have not yet received final approval through the Federal Communications Commission.

  • January 10, 2019

    Seyfarth Snags Startup Co. GC For Chicago Corporate Group

    Seyfarth Shaw LLP has hired away the general counsel of a computing platform technology company to join its Chicago office's corporate practice group as a partner.

  • January 10, 2019

    Hotel Tech Holding Co.'s Ch. 11 Denied As Ploy To Evade Sale

    A Delaware judge dismissed hotel technology holding company interTouch Holdings LLC’s Chapter 11 on Thursday, ruling there was no valid bankruptcy purpose to be served as the filing was simply an attempt to avoid a sale of the company’s assets ordered by a New York court.

  • January 10, 2019

    Access Management Co. Nabs $100M Growth Round

    Digital access management firm OneLogin on Thursday said investors poured $100 million into the San Francisco-based company as it looks to ramp up its multifactor authentication platform and continue improving existing unified sign-in services across North America and Europe.

  • January 10, 2019

    T-Mobile First To Join FCC Crusade Against Robocalls

    T-Mobile said it is the first carrier to get tougher on spoofed robocalls, in response to a Federal Communications Commission call to arms two months ago, announcing Thursday that it has rolled out a verification system that lines up with new agency protocols.

  • January 10, 2019

    EFF Fights Doc Sealing Bid In Apple, Uniloc Patent Row

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation asked a California federal judge Wednesday to be allowed to intervene in litigation brought by Uniloc USA against Apple over a patent related to technology for connecting telephones and computers, saying that the sealing of documents violates common law and the First Amendment.

  • January 10, 2019

    Ex-Wrestler Can Drop But Not Add Claim In 'Gears Of War' Suit

    A former pro wrestler can drop his allegation that Microsoft Studios Inc. and Epic Games Inc. violated federal trademark law with a character in “Gears of War” that allegedly bears a strong resemblance to him, but a Pennsylvania federal judge won’t allow him to add a claim that the company should have told him about the use of his image, the judge said Thursday.

Expert Analysis

  • Coordinating Patent Strategies Across PTAB And EPO

    Drew Schulte

    The positions, arguments and prior art raised in U.S. post-grant proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board may influence European Patent Office oppositions involving counterpart cases. Understanding the procedural similarities and differences between the two jurisdictions is key, says Drew Schulte of Haley Guiliano LLP.

  • New Enforcement Actions For COPPA's 20th Anniversary

    Sheila Millar

    The recent $4.95 million Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act penalty paid by Oath Inc. is the largest since the law was enacted in 1998, and signals that protecting children’s privacy is likely to remain high on the agenda for both the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general, say Sheila Millar and Tracy Marshall of Keller and Heckman LLP.

  • 2019 Will Bring More Good News For Litigation Finance

    Alan Guy

    Last year saw another round of year-over-year growth in litigation finance, as debates shifted from whether it should be permitted to how it can best be managed. The exciting news, says Alan Guy of Vannin Capital PCC, is that 2019 seems likely to bring more of the same.

  • Manufacturers Face The Rise Of Global Class Actions

    Christopher Young

    The list of countries that have enacted some form of collective litigation grows longer each year. Plaintiffs attorneys are sharing information and coordinating product liability claims, and the “global class action,” in which claims are raised in different fora and discovery shared globally, is on the rise, say attorneys with DLA Piper.

  • Why More Law Firms Will Embrace Remote Work In 2019

    Tomas Suros

    Leveraging technology in a fiercely competitive market is a key factor driving law firms toward technology adoption in 2019, as they face growing demand from legal talent and clients for the ability to connect, access and control information whenever and wherever needed, says Tomas Suros of tech provider AbacusNext.

  • 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.