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Technology

  • October 3, 2018

    FCC Enabling Next-Gen TV Experiments As Standards Form

    The Federal Communications Commission is working with broadcasters that want to test the next-generation TV standard by facilitating experimental licenses in at least six U.S. cities and honing other policies to smooth the technology transition, a senior FCC official said Wednesday.

  • October 3, 2018

    EHealthline Appeals OK Of $3.5M Award To 9th Circ.

    EHealthline.com asked the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to reverse an order confirming a $3.49 million arbitral award issued to its former joint-venture partners over a failed project to build a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia.

  • October 3, 2018

    Car Dealer Data Co. Settles With Dealerships In Antitrust Case

    The Reynolds and Reynolds Co. has reached a settlement agreement with a group of car dealerships over their claims in multidistrict litigation accusing the company of working with rival CDK Global LLC to monopolize the car dealership data market.

  • October 3, 2018

    CRT Indirect Buyers Seek Fee-Share After 9th Circ. Pushback

    Indirect buyers of cathode ray tubes from three states originally excluded — allegedly inappropriately by class counsel — from a $576.8 million bundle of antitrust settlements with technology giants such as Philips, Panasonic and LG may get a cut after all, following pushback from a Ninth Circuit panel in April.

  • October 3, 2018

    FCC's Pai Backs Trump Admin.'s Economic Arguments For 5G

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday reinforced the Trump administration's recent arguments for the economic benefits of 5G, telling a Washington, D.C., audience that his agency is aligned with broader priorities of helping commercial carriers deploy fifth-generation networks.

  • October 3, 2018

    Huawei Tells FCC Barring It From US Would Hurt Rural Areas

    Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has told the Federal Communications Commission that the agency's plan to restrict some foreign vendors from U.S. communications networks would reduce competition in the telecom equipment market and raise prices for rural network construction.

  • October 3, 2018

    Mobile Travel App Locks In $100M In Series D Financing

    Mobile travel application Hopper said Wednesday that it has closed its last funding round with $100 million in contributions led by OMERS Ventures that will be used to expand beyond the U.S. market and develop its artificial intelligence business.

  • October 3, 2018

    Apple Denied Bid To Pull Back Docs In Qualcomm Fight

    Apple Inc. can’t claw back dozens of documents turned over in its epic patent fight with Qualcomm Inc., a California federal judge ruled Tuesday, saying Apple failed to show that it tried to head off their inadvertent release.

  • October 3, 2018

    Kirkland Steers GM In $2.75B Honda Autonomous Vehicle Deal

    General Motors Corp. on Wednesday said Honda Motor Co. will make a $2.75 billion investment in the company’s efforts to roll out autonomous vehicle technologies on a larger scale, with Kirkland & Ellis LLP guiding the U.S. automaker.

  • October 3, 2018

    US, China Still Sizing Each Other Up In WTO Tariff Dispute

    The United States and China are still in the preliminary phases of Beijing's World Trade Organization case against the Trump administration's tariffs, according to a WTO document published Wednesday that saw Washington eager to question Beijing's retaliatory duties.

  • October 3, 2018

    Fenwick & West-Led Upwork Raises $187M In IPO

    Mountain View, California-based Upwork Inc. debuted on the market on Wednesday after raising more than $187 million in its initial public offering, the freelance marketplace, guided by Fenwick & West LLP, said late Tuesday.

  • October 2, 2018

    GSA Opens IT Deals To New Services, Contractors

    The U.S. General Services Administration has expanded its widely used information technology supply schedule to include automated contact center solutions while also awarding new contracts under its IT modernization pilot program, the agency has announced.

  • October 2, 2018

    Authentix Investors' Appraisal Rights Nixed In Chancery

    A Delaware Chancery Court judge determined Monday that shareholders in trade security firm Authentix Inc. had waived their rights to an appraisal of their holdings in the company through a stockholders' agreement signed by the investors.

  • October 2, 2018

    FEMA Alert Challenged For Use Of Presidential Header

    Federal agencies will send out the first Wireless Emergency Alert aimed at all mobile-phone users in the country on Wednesday and follow it minutes later with the fourth nationwide Emergency Alert System test, although a legal challenge has been filed regarding the messages' “presidential" header.

  • October 2, 2018

    Dentons Poaches Trio Of Perkins Coie Patent Litigators

    Dentons LLP has hired three Perkins Coie LLP attorneys who are experienced in high-stakes patent and commercial litigation involving technology and medical device companies, according to a recent announcement.

  • October 2, 2018

    Gov't Can Access Phone Data In Minor Crimes, EU Court Says

    Europe's top court said Tuesday that law enforcement can access someone's personal data held by a telecommunications service provider even when investigating a minor crime, so long as the data collection does not seriously intrude on that person's privacy.

  • October 2, 2018

    States Urge Justices To Flip Illinois Brick In Apple Case

    Several states urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to overturn its landmark Illinois Brick ruling, which limits who can pursue damages under federal antitrust law, providing support to app buyers accusing Apple of illegally monopolizing the iPhone app market.

  • October 2, 2018

    Apple Can't Escape IPhone Dual Lens Patent Dispute

    A California federal judge found Monday that Corephotonics Ltd.’s complaints “more than simply” alleged that Apple Inc. knew about the Israeli startup’s lens technology patents and infringed them in several iPhone models, rejecting the tech giant’s bid for dismissal.

  • October 2, 2018

    PTAB Won't Review LG's Challenges To Wi-LAN 4G Patent

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Monday shot down LG Electronics Inc.'s request to review a patent for 4G wireless technology that lies at the heart of a federal infringement suit, saying the electronics maker failed to show the claims at issue were likely invalid.

  • October 2, 2018

    PTAB To Review Realtime Data Patent In 6th IPR Challenge

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Monday agreed to review Acronis Inc.'s challenge to Realtime Data LLC's patent covering data compression technology, saying the patent owner's complaints about serial attacks were undercut by its own litigation activity.

Expert Analysis

  • Series

    Judging A Book: Fogel Reviews 'Good Judgment'

    Judge Jeremy Fogel

    In this time of partisan conflict over judicial selection, a new book by Canadian jurist Robert J. Sharpe —​ "Good Judgment" — represents a refreshing, deeply thoughtful departure from binary arguments about how and why judges make decisions, says U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel, director of the Federal Judicial Center.

  • 10 Ways To Prevent E-Discovery Woes

    Debbie Reynolds

    E-discovery is not easy, but employing these 10 strategies may help minimize future headaches, say Debbie Reynolds and Daryl Gardner of EimerStahl Discovery Solutions LLC.

  • 3D-Printed Pharmaceuticals? Don't Try This At Home

    Matthew Jacobson

    A recent article in 3D Printing Industry describes a group disseminating instructions for building a 3D-printed kit that could manufacture a variety of medications. But the product liability implications of this practice — including questions over manufacturing defects, quality control and drug warnings — make it a risky proposition, says Matthew Jacobson of Reed Smith LLP.

  • Cos. Must Prepare For Toughening Russia Sanctions

    Mario Mancuso

    On Monday, the U.S. Department of State enacted the first round of sanctions against Russia in response to the March 2018 poisoning of the Skripal family in the United Kingdom. The impact of these sanctions is somewhat limited, but the next round of sanctions, expected in early November, may be more sweeping, say attorneys with Kirkland Ellis LLP.

  • Quantum Computing Raises Problems For The Patent System

    Matthew Fagan

    In the realm of patents, the advent of quantum computers will complicate the way we determine priority dates, evaluate infringement, establish enablement and decide when a solution is too abstract to be patentable, says Matthew Fagan of Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC.

  • Securing Mobile Health Data — NIST Weighs In

    Gretchen Ramos

    Until recently, there has been little guidance in terms of mobile health security frameworks. The National Institute of Standards and Technology's new 260-page guide is an important step toward making health apps more secure, say Gretchen Ramos and Zerina Curevac of Greenberg Traurig LLP.

  • 4 Key Components To New Firm Partnership Agreements

    Russell Shinsky

    A well-drafted partnership agreement protects a law firm's founders, establishes a process for new and outgoing partners, and sets forth guidelines for navigating conflict along the way. Startup firms can begin with something less complex, but there are important elements that every agreement should include, says Russell Shinsky of Anchin Block & Anchin LLP.

  • Updated Rules Needed For Integrating Drones Into Airspace

    Robert Howard

    The D.C. Circuit recently denied a challenge to the Federal Aviation Administration’s regulatory regime governing drones. But hearings on Capitol Hill this summer highlighted the rule changes that must be made before the economic value of the drone industry can be fully realized, say attorneys with Latham & Watkins LLP.

  • Rebuttal

    Japan SEP Licensing Guide Also Aims To Prevent Abuse

    Jay Jurata

    In a recent Law360 guest article, David Kappos wrote that the Japan Patent Office's new licensing guide reflects a balanced approach to standard-essential patents. We agree. But some of the article's characterizations of the issues underlying SEP disputes are misguided, say Jay Jurata and Emily Luken of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

  • Opinion

    Open The Federal Courthouses

    David Oscar Markus

    Forget about cameras, reporters in the Manafort trial were not even permitted in the courtroom with their phones, tablets or computers. That meant no live reporting on Twitter and no emails to the newsrooms with updates. In a world focused on information and news as it happens, this is unacceptable, says trial attorney David Oscar Markus.