Seven companies — spanning the industries of technology, energy, life sciences, e-commerce and finance — launched initial public offerings approaching $1 billion on Monday, represented by eight law firms, kicking the IPO market into high gear.
Google Inc. has agreed to no longer restrict the preinstallation of applications on smartphones running its Android operating system sold in Russia to settle allegations that it abused its dominance in the marketplace, the country’s antitrust regulator said Monday.
Rembrandt Wireless Technologies LP may have improperly sidestepped a law that limits damages for infringement of unmarked products, the Federal Circuit said Monday as it sent that question back to a lower court to be retried, meaning Samsung could be on the hook for much less than the $15.7 million verdict originally entered against it for infringing two Bluetooth patents.
Mobile trade group CTIA-The Wireless Association has encouraged the Federal Communications Commission to move forward with removing barriers to placing new infrastructure, saying that streamlining the process will make way for next-generation networks.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has rejected a handful of recent attacks brought by Xactware Solutions Inc. against a rival’s patents covering aerial rooftop measurement software, saying the New Jersey company was morphing its challenges based on earlier board decisions.
Garmin International Inc. has asked a judge in the Eastern District of Texas to award it attorneys' fees after the owner of two patents on a system of customizing products dropped an infringement suit, saying the case bears “indicia of extortion.”
Google Inc. and Huawei Technologies USA Inc. were hit with a putative class action in Texas federal court Friday over an allegedly defective smartphone, the Nexus 6P, which the user claims suffers from premature battery drainage.
Yahoo Inc. and its Aabaco Small Business LLC were hit with a putative class action in California federal court on Friday, alleging customers of the web hosting platform saw their service discontinued without notice and were still charged monthly fees.
Unwired Planet LLC on Monday announced that it settled its patent infringement suit with Apple Inc., just as a California federal trial was set to begin, ending more than four years of litigation that Apple said was frivolous and Unwired said was worth an estimated $33 million.
A Virginia-based online retailer will not appeal a split Ohio Supreme Court decision finding it must pay a business-privilege tax for electronic products it sells in Ohio after it and others reached a settlement with the Ohio tax commissioner, the retailers’ counsel told Law360 on Monday.
The U.S. Supreme Court will not review the invalidation of five snowplow technology patents to clarify how the patent eligibility precedent it set in 1981 in Diamond v. Diehr holds in light of its landmark 2014 Alice ruling, according to an order list issued on Monday.
Amazon could buy BJ’s Wholesale Club for $4 billion or more, Leonard Green & Partners will acquire Charter NEX Films in a deal worth $1.5 billion, including debt, and Anbang Insurance has failed to receive all the necessary approvals for its $1.56 billion Fidelity & Guaranty Life acquisition.
A journalist and the operator of a security and risk management news website told a Washington federal court Friday that it lacks jurisdiction over claims stemming from a story they published about a marketing firm that’s alleged to have run a spam operation but says it was actually the victim of an elaborate setup.
A new report released by the cybersecurity firm Trustwave on Friday shows that when it comes to protecting their organizations against cyberthreats, in-house security professionals are feeling the heat, both from company boards and owners, as well as from themselves.
Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears on Friday told a California federal judge their request for about $756,000 in attorneys’ fees was reasonable after beating an infringement suit over display screens at concerts, saying their Pryor Cashman LLP team was asking a fair price for its work on the complex suit.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., on Friday floated a bill that would pave the way for the Federal Trade Commission to create and enforce privacy and data security rules for internet service providers, in response to Congress' recent move to repeal similar safeguards issued by the Federal Communications Commission last year.
While the Second Circuit has rebuffed recent attempts to hand over offers of full relief to named plaintiffs as a way of shutting down costly Telephone Consumer Protection Act class claims, businesses can still hope to take advantage of the legal leeway they were given by a loophole in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the issue, attorneys say.
Vizio asked a California federal judge Thursday to cut several claims from a proposed class action brought by smart-TV owners who accuse the company of collecting and sharing data about their viewing habits without consent, saying some of their revamped allegations still miss the mark.
The Federal Circuit on Friday let stand an Eastern District of Texas jury verdict that cleared Apple of infringing a cellular communications patent originally issued to Nokia and now owned by a patent licensing company led by an ex-Apple executive.
The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication has rolled out a new fraud prevention tool intended to help banks more easily detect suspicious activity, in the wake of a series of cyberattacks that targeted users of the global financial messaging network.
The Federal Circuit's decision in Prism v. Sprint this month illustrates an example of the "footprint" approach to patent damages, interesting because of its focus on costs — and not revenues — as a reasonable royalty measure, say attorneys with Robins Kaplan LLP.
This month, the California Department of Motor Vehicles released new draft regulations governing the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles. California's announced commitment to advancing innovation is especially important now that states like Michigan and Florida are challenging its forerunner role in testing autonomous vehicles, say attorneys with Squire Patton Boggs LLP.
What we don’t know is whether the teaching and practice of law are undergoing massive structural changes or we’re still digging out from the worst economic collapse since the Depression. But what we do know is that the missions of the most forward-looking law schools and law firms are converging in ways that were unimaginable 10 years ago, says Randy Gordon, a partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP and executive professor of law at Te... (continued)
It's no secret that a new European Union and European Economic Area data protection regulation will go into effect next year. What is not clearly understood is that U.S. communications companies without any EU/EEA customers of their own, may find themselves subject to the new general data protection regulation simply because their U.S. customers have customers in the EU/EEA, says Linda Priebe of Culhane Meadows PLLC.
The latest installment of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Quadrennial Energy Review recommends several ways to enhance power generation development, including focusing on renewable energy for underserved communities, advancing innovation in generation technologies, and incentivizing new hydropower and nuclear development. These recommendations present both opportunities and risks for generation developers and investors, say attorne... (continued)
While the European Union and U.S. regulatory regimes are similar in some respects, there are notable differences in terms of their applicability to companies, geographic scope, and due diligence requirements. Attorneys at Miller & Chevalier Chtd. and Stephenson Harwood LLP highlight three key ways the new EU conflict minerals regulation differs from the U.S. approach.
The polarized reaction to H.R. 985 indicates that class action and multidistrict cases are in trouble. It was a good idea to revise Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and to create the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in the 1960s, but now these mechanisms are exceeding their limits and should be reined in, says Alexander Dahl of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP.
A number of Federal Circuit decisions have focused on some of the disputed issues highlighted in Apple v. Samsung. The court seems to be grappling with five questions, the resolutions of which have the potential to significantly impact the application of the nonobviousness principle in patent law, say Thomas King and Pranay Pattani of Haynes and Boone LLP.
With U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch kicking off this week, it’s worth considering how his originalist philosophy might affect cases addressing individual privacy, government surveillance and private sector use of rapidly changing technologies. When people need practical solutions to legal questions at the intersection of modern technology, privacy and the law, originalism frequently fails, says April Doss... (continued)
Congress is trying to kill class actions again. H.R. 985 would impose a host of impossible requirements on the certification of class members, and close the courtroom doors to countless victims of serious fraud, negligence and other abuses. But it would also cause well-behaving companies to lose market share, profits and sales to cheaters who aren’t policed, says Daniel Karon of Karon LLC.