Technology

  • August 14, 2017

    Deals Rumor Mill: Charter, Danone, Toshiba

    Altice may ask CPPIB and BC Partners to help fund a blockbuster takeover of Charter Communications, Danone SA shares jumped after reports that the French food company is likely to be sold, and further complications have arisen in the saga of the sale of Toshiba's memory chip business.

  • August 14, 2017

    Equinix Sheds High-Speed Trading Access Suit

    Trading platform Tradestream Analytics Ltd. has dropped an antitrust suit accusing data center service firm Equinix Inc. of cornering the market for low-latency trading services for options and stock exchanges, according to a dismissal order filed Monday in New Jersey.

  • August 14, 2017

    Intel CEO Joins Execs Fleeing Trump Council After Protests

    Intel's CEO became the third executive to quit President Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council on Monday after Trump failed to immediately and specifically denounce white supremacists who led a fatal rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend — a move first made by Merck's CEO and later followed by Under Armour’s top executive.

  • August 11, 2017

    Percept Patent Suit Over VR Tech Rerouted To Delaware

    Percept Technologies will have to litigate its suit accusing Fove Inc. of infringing its virtual reality technology patent in Delaware after a judge ruled Fove can’t be sued in Nevada simply because it attended a trade show there and allegedly sold a VR headset to a Las Vegas resident.

  • August 11, 2017

    Taxation With Representation: Simpson, Sidley, Sullivan

    In this week’s Taxation With Representation, Invitation Homes inks a tax-free merger with Starwood Waypoint Homes to form an $11 billion industry heavyweight, Vantiv buys U.K. peer Worldpay for £8 billion, and Envision Healthcare Corp. parts ways with its medical transportation business for $2.4 billion.

  • August 11, 2017

    FCC Grants Deadline Extension For Net Neutrality Comments

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Friday it is extending the deadline for reply comments by two weeks in its proceeding that contemplates gutting net neutrality protections, after Public Knowledge, the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups supporting net neutrality asked the agency for more time.

  • August 11, 2017

    How To Protect Confidential Info From Border Searches

    Attorneys who travel abroad with privileged or confidential information on their portable devices must understand what their ethical duties are when pressed by U.S. border agents to search their phones, tablets and computers, according to a panel of experts Friday at a continuing legal education session in New York.

  • August 11, 2017

    Health Hires: CMS Officials Move On To BCBS, PatientPing

    Two Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officials have left the government to respectively head Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and advise health care technology company PatientPing in Boston.

  • August 11, 2017

    $122M Alleged Facebook-Google Scammer To Be Extradited

    A Lithuanian appeals court said Friday that a man accused of scamming Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. out of over $122 million by posing as a major hardware manufacturer can be extradited to the United States.

  • August 11, 2017

    Uber’s Driver Policy Can’t Keep Mich. Rape Suit In Calif.

    A San Francisco judge ruled Friday that a Michigan woman couldn’t bring claims in California over her sexual assault by an Uber driver, finding that though the suit stemmed from employment policies crafted at corporate headquarters, most of the claims addressed the driver’s conduct, so the scene of the alleged crime was a better forum.

  • August 11, 2017

    Westinghouse Faces Worker Suits Over Nuke Plant Shutdown

    Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC, the contractor behind a canceled project to build two new nuclear reactors in South Carolina, and two of its units were hit with class complaints by former employees who said they lost their jobs without notice.

  • August 11, 2017

    IV Can't Skirt Antitrust Counterclaims, Capital One Says

    Capital One Financial Corp. on Thursday urged a Maryland federal court not to end its counterclaims accusing Intellectual Ventures I LLC of monopolizing the banking technology market in violation of the Clayton and Sherman acts.

  • August 11, 2017

    Fed. Circ. Affirms Nix Of 5 CertusView Patents Under Alice

    CertusView Technologies LLC on Friday lost its bid to revive a group of electronic records patents when the Federal Circuit issued a judgment sealing their fate just a day after a tough oral argument in which the company was pressed to show its work wasn’t abstract under Alice.

  • August 11, 2017

    Nintendo Accused Of Infringing Gamevice's Patent

    Gamevice Inc. is accusing Nintendo Co. Ltd. of infringing a patent for a handheld gaming device with the new Nintendo Switch console and its detachable controllers, according to a suit recently filed in California federal court.

  • August 11, 2017

    ‘Game Of War’ Maker Pushes To Amend $247M Suit

    Machine Zone fought to amend its $247 million contract suit Friday against a bankrupt data storage center that itself claims the “Game of War” maker stole trade secrets to build its own center, arguing the changes will not impair Machine Zone's adversary in their already "massive bilateral warfare on damages."

  • August 11, 2017

    Deals Rumor Mill: Miami Marlins, Saudi Aramco, Toutiao

    A group featuring Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan has agreed to buy the Miami Marlins, Saudi Arabia prefers New York for the planned $100 billion IPO of state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco, and a private equity-backed Chinese news app called Toutiao hopes to raise $2 billion or more.

  • August 11, 2017

    Kaspersky Lab To Pull Microsoft Antitrust Complaints

    Cybersecurity software provider Kaspersky Lab AO said Thursday it would withdraw its antitrust complaints in Europe and Russia against Microsoft Corp. after the technology giant agreed to work more closely with antivirus providers on future Windows updates.

  • August 11, 2017

    EMK Capital Values Luminati At $200M With Stake Buy

    Private equity firm EMK Capital LLP has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Luminati, the enterprise proxy network branch of Hola Networks Ltd., in a deal valuing the business at $200 million, the companies said on Friday.

  • August 11, 2017

    Lionbridge Settles Chancery Suit Over $360M HIG Buyout

    Lionbridge Technologies Inc. on Thursday announced it has settled a class action against it in Delaware chancery court stemming from its deal to be taken private through a nearly $360 million buyout by private equity firm HIG Capital.

  • August 11, 2017

    Apple Store Enough To Keep IP Suit In Delaware, Judge Says

    Apple Inc. may not move a patent-holding company’s infringement suit from Delaware under the new TC Heartland precedent because the tech giant’s retail store in the state qualifies as an “established place of business,” a federal court ruled Wednesday.

Expert Analysis

  • Canadian High Court's Troubling Google Decision

    Armen Nercessian

    The Canadian Supreme Court's recent decision in Google v. Equustek is the first time a national high court has mandated deindexing worldwide. It provides the courts of other nations a road map for how to justify binding online service providers to orders requiring worldwide censorship of materials on the internet, say Armen Nercessian and Guinevere Jobson of Fenwick & West LLP.

  • Shift In CPSC Leadership Means More Changes To Come

    Erin Bosman

    At the midpoint of 2017, a look back at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s activity under the Trump administration shows changes in recalls and penalties relative to previous years, new focal points for safety initiatives and enforcement, and a key development from the White House that could affect the CPSC’s regulatory approach in the future, say attorneys with Morrison & Foerster LLP.

  • 5 Questions Firms Should Ask When Evaluating Litigation AFA

    Gregory Lantier

    Law firm management should understand the client’s reasons for requesting an alternative fee arrangement, and whether approving the fee will help grow the relationship with the client, say attorneys with WilmerHale.

  • For Law Firm Offices, Business Savvy Is The New Cool

    Craig Braham

    Having embraced the notion that the right space can reinforce the right firm culture, law firm leaders have been evaluating real estate primarily for its physical properties. However, it's hard to be collegial, even in the coolest of in-house coffee bars, if your cost structure is untenable, says Craig Braham of Advocate Commercial Real Estate Advisors LLC.

  • How To Avoid Portfolio Co. Valuation Risks

    Joshua Newville

    For private fund advisers that are registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, valuation will always be a key component of any exam. Over the past year, the SEC has requested information from mutual fund companies about how they value private technology companies, looking for discrepancies, say attorneys with Proskauer Rose LLP.

  • The Best Documents In Your Case May Be From 3rd Parties

    Wyatt Dowling

    Cases are built on evidence and evidence comes from discovery. But discovery is largely a voluntary process. Serving a document subpoena on a third party can be an efficient and creative way to fill in the gaps that may exist in the productions of opposing parties, says Wyatt Dowling of Yetter Coleman LLP.

  • Planning A Legal Career With A Future Relocation In Mind

    Jacqueline Bokser LeFebvre

    Lawyers move to New York City to work on some of the most sophisticated work the legal market has to offer. This exposure and experience is an amazing asset and many of the skills developed will make associates very marketable in the event they consider relocating to another market. However, this isn’t always the case, says Jacqueline Bokser LeFebvre of Major Lindsey & Africa.

  • 4 Female Perspectives On BigLaw Leadership

    Regina Pisa

    Only a handful of the largest U.S. law firms are led by women. Here, in their own words, are perspectives from Shook Hardy & Bacon Chair Madeleine McDonough, Crowell & Moring Chair Angela Styles, Morgan Lewis & Bockius Chair Jami Wintz McKeon and Goodwin Procter Chair Emeritus Regina Pisa.

  • Improving Medicare With Expanded Telehealth Services

    Anthea Daniels

    The U.S. Senate Finance Committee recently approved a bill that would expand Medicare reimbursement of telehealth services. Anthea Daniels of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC reviews the proposed changes and how they would loosen the current telehealth limitations.

  • The Elephant In The Room: Advancing Women To Partnership

    Anusia Gillespie

    Despite more focus and investment, the numbers continue to show little progress in advancing women to the top tiers of firm leadership. Considering the irreversible nature of the transformation of the market for top talent, it is time to start experimenting and innovating from the core, rather than from the periphery, say Anusia Gillespie and Scott Westfahl of Harvard Law School.