Businesses with digital operations in the European Union could soon be liable for taxes they don't currently pay as the EU considers new rules for the virtual economy.
Without elaborating on its reasoning, the full Federal Circuit on Monday unanimously denied Sony Corp. and other tech companies’ request to reconsider the revival of wireless headphone patents that One-E-Way Inc. accused them of infringing before the International Trade Commission.
Rovio Entertainment Corp., maker of the popular mobile game "Angry Birds," launched an initial public offering Monday on the Helsinki Nasdaq that could raise nearly $510 million.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Monday said that it will immediately restart “premium processing” for all H-1B visa petitions subject to the current fiscal year’s cap, the latest stage in the resumption of expedited service after it was suspended in April.
Internet service provider Windstream dropped its Second Circuit appeal Monday, ending a bid for a preemptive ruling that the ISP remained protected from copyright litigation initiated by music publisher BMG Rights Management LLC for failing to end the subscriptions of users who download pirated music.
The widow of a former Avaya Inc. employee on Monday failed in her bid to have her survivorship benefits treated as an administrative expense rather than any other unsecured claim in the company’s ongoing restructuring in New York bankruptcy court.
Hemlock Semiconductor Operations LLC on Friday urged the Sixth Circuit not to rehear its decision backing the company's $793 million damages win in a supply contract dispute with a SolarWorld unit, calling the unit's bid for rehearing "baseless."
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and Tribune Media Co. must offer specifics on how their combination would affect national and local media markets before the Federal Communications Commission will make a decision on their merger request, the agency has announced.
Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP has snagged the Federal Communications Commission’s former acting general counsel as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office focusing on media, privacy, and internet policy.
Venture-backed, digital-media player company Roku Inc. on Monday launched an estimated $204 million initial public offering, guided by Cooley LLP, hoping to capitalize on the boom in television streaming as more consumers dispatch with traditional cable service.
A California state legislature bill that would have limited how broadband service providers may use subscribers’ personal data is dead on arrival after originally being set for a vote Friday.
Nvidia Corp. has asked the full Federal Circuit to rehear its challenge to Visual Memory LLC’s computer memory patent, arguing that the court panel’s patentability finding is a throwback to now-discredited pre-Alice case law.
European Union and U.S. policymakers are set on Monday to begin their first review of the fledgling Privacy Shield pact that allows data to flow between the regions, and experts say how policymakers deal with thorny issues such as how the pact is being policed and concerns over U.S. surveillance will determine whether thousands of multinationals get the legal certainty for which they have long been clamoring.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board can reach a legal or factual position that was not preemptively addressed in a petition for a patent review or the board's decision to institute it, the Federal Circuit ruled Friday.
A California judge overseeing a suit alleging equity fundraising website Crowdfunder fired a lawyer and former top executive for calling out incomplete investor disclosures on Friday gutted the company’s countersuit, but said it could amend allegations the former executive tried to extort the company.
The Federal Circuit on Friday upheld a decision that dismissed patent claims and sent to New Jersey state court a dispute over interactive sports software that was invented by a memorabilia dealer who is in a separate legal battle with the New York Giants.
A leading official for the European Commission’s competition authority stayed mostly mum Friday about a recent decision sending an abuse of dominance case against Intel Corp. back to the General Court, but he defended the watchdog’s ability to complete the type of analysis at issue in the case.
Google was hit recently with a class action accusing it of paying women less than men, joining a long list of Silicon Valley employers accused of gender bias that attorneys say will only get longer. Here, Law360 delves into why discrimination in the tech sector keeps making headlines and what employers can do to avoid ending up in court.
Gab AI Inc., owner of a social media home for conservative voices — many of whom have been booted from other outlets — is accusing Google of violating antitrust laws by axing Gab from its app store, according to a suit filed Thursday in Pennsylvania federal court.
President Donald Trump became just the third U.S. president to formally reject a transaction on national security grounds when he blocked a Chinese private equity firm's proposed $1.3 billion acquisition of chipmaker Lattice Semiconductor Corp. Here, Law360 looks at three takeaways from the move amid increasing global anxiety about foreign acquisitions.
As consumers begin to sit in the driver’s seat of automated and autonomous vehicles, manufacturers and sellers have a golden opportunity to educate consumers on the benefits and risks of those vehicles and to shape their expectations, says Charles Moellenberg Jr. of Jones Day.
The goal of many small companies now is to grow to the point of acquisition, instead of or in addition to working to become long-term sustaining businesses. With this change comes a shift in intellectual property advising to drive a startup’s valuation at the fundraising and exit stages, says Justin Nifong, co-founder of NK Patent Law PLLC.
As judges become better educated about the complexities of collecting electronically stored information, in particular the inefficacy of keyword searching, they are increasingly skeptical of self-collection. And yet, for many good reasons (and a few bad ones), custodian self-collection is still prevalent in cases of all sizes and in all jurisdictions, says Alex Khoury of Balch & Bingham LLP.
In an age where technology is poised to disrupt the existing landscape, insurers who embrace the changes and turn them into opportunities will thrive in an increasingly competitive marketplace, say Huhnsik Chung and Christina Cerutti of Baker McKenzie.
It’s safe to say that while demand ebbs and flows for legal services, there will never be a shortage of opinions about lateral partner hiring, which is positive for the industry, as anything with such vital importance to careers should attract significant attention. However, there is a unique mythology that travels with the discussions, says Dan Hatch of Major Lindsey & Africa.
With more than a third of lawyers showing signs of problem drinking, and untold others abusing prescription drugs and other substances, it is time for law firms to be more proactive in addressing this issue, says Link Christin, executive director of the Legal Professionals Program at Caron Treatment Centers.
Last week, a divided panel at the Federal Circuit applied an analytical framework in Visual Memory v. Nvidia that appears to be inconsistent with the framework applied in a number of previous Federal Circuit decisions on Section 101 motions at the Rule 12(b)(6) stage, say attorneys with Paul Hastings LLP.
Unlike victims of many crimes, human trafficking survivors often have complicated legal problems related to the experience of being trafficked — everything from criminal records to custody disputes to immigration obstacles. Many law firms already provide assistance in these areas and can easily transition resources and expertise, says Sarah Dohoney Byrne of Moore & Van Allen PLLC.
A recent Law360 guest article offered a plaintiff’s guide to discovery proportionality, focusing on recent amendments to Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. But proportionality is achieved by collaboration, not by mechanistically applying rules. When lawyers work together to establish the nature and scope of discovery, disputes can be avoided, says Alan Hoffman of Husch Blackwell LLP.
Augmented reality game developers recently scored major points when a Wisconsin federal judge issued a preliminary injunction in the Candy Lab case, prohibiting Milwaukee from enforcing an ordinance limiting the use of augmented reality and location-based applications, say Kimberly Culp and Taylor Sachs of Venable LLP.