The Competitive Carriers Association has pressed the Federal Communications Commission on its request for the agency to reconsider privacy rules passed last year for broadband providers, saying they create uneven regulation in the internet ecosystem and hurt small providers.
Mexican telecommunications provider Telcel urged a New York bankruptcy court on Monday to overrule an objection to its claim for $6 million against defunct calling card maker Vivaro Corp., saying it has produced sufficient documentation showing Vivaro’s liability stemming from a contract over interconnection payments.
Motorola Solutions Inc. sued Hytera Communications Corp. Ltd. in Illinois federal court Tuesday over allegations the Chinese radio manufacturer copied its digital two-way radio technology and infringed several Motorola patents.
The investigative arm of Brazil’s antitrust watchdog accused four companies and an individual of participating in a cartel for the manufacture and sale of a certain type of cathode ray tube on Monday, sending the case against Toshiba Corp. and others to its tribunal arm in a bid for fines.
Electronics companies Pioneer and Philips will pay a combined $50.5 million in the latest settlement with consumers in a long-running multidistrict litigation alleging an industrywide price-fixing scheme over optical disk drives, according to documents filed in California court on Monday.
MaxPoint Interactive Inc. asked a New York federal court Monday not to resuscitate a shareholder lawsuit alleging the advertising technology firm failed to disclose a change in its business just before its initial public offering, saying the investors simply rehashed old points.
Digital Audio Encoding Systems LLC has abandoned a widely asserted patent related to audio signals after the patent was challenged in America Invents Act reviews by two defensive patent groups, according to Monday documents at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Despite efforts by the U.S. government to tackle cybersecurity threats, federal agencies continue to be bombarded by hackers and suffered more than 30,000 incidents last year, 16 of which were determined to be significant, according to a recently released White House report.
The Federal Circuit on Tuesday affirmed an Illinois federal court’s ruling that a patent covering a method of managing electronically stored information during litigation that was asserted against Hewlett-Packard Co. is invalid under the U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice ruling for claiming only an abstract idea.
Veeva Systems Inc. lodged a countersuit Monday against Quintiles IMS Inc. in New Jersey federal court alleging anticompetitive conduct over the offering of software products to life sciences companies, the same day it sought partial dismissal of IMS’ suit alleging Veeva misappropriated health care data trade secrets.
TEK Global SRL told a California federal jury Monday that Sealant Systems International Inc. stole its patented design for tire repair kits that pump sealant into flat tires, while SSI argued that TEK's patent was invalid and didn't cover SSI's product.
Oracle America Inc. landed a $57.4 million deal in its quest to collect on a copyright judgment against Terix Computer Co. and its executives, raking in just $300,000 less than it originally won in an earlier suit, according to papers filed Monday.
An objector told the Ninth Circuit Monday that Google’s $8.5 million settlement of a privacy class action raised conflict of interest concerns by giving all the money to charities, including two alma maters of attorneys involved in the case, instead of compensating the users whose search terms were divulged.
Senate Democrats on Friday slammed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s refusal to rebuke at a hearing last week President Donald Trump’s statements on the media, saying his answers to questions weren’t transparent or reassuring that he will uphold reporters’ First Amendment rights.
A host of internet and technology giants including Yahoo Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Apple Inc. have thrown their support behind Google Inc. as it fights a Pennsylvania magistratical order to comply with search warrants in two criminal investigations by turning over data stored on overseas servers.
With tax reform a hot topic for the Republican-controlled Congress, a panel of experts from both the private and public sectors said Monday that now is the time to tackle what they called an outdated tax code that disadvantages U.S. tech companies competing in a global marketplace.
Indian conglomerate Tata Sons Ltd. has agreed to buy back $1.17 billion worth of stock in a subsidiary from Japanese cellphone company NTT DoCoMo Inc. in accordance with a June arbitral award, pending approval in Indian court, the companies told a Manhattan judge Monday.
A Nevada federal judge held Friday that a suit brought by a woman attacked by a fellow Match.com user fares no better on remand from the Ninth Circuit, saying she didn’t establish that the dating site had a duty to warn her that the man was dangerous.
Oracle Corp. asked the Federal Communications Commission on Monday to reconsider privacy rules for internet service providers, change course on net neutrality and end consideration of rules to promote set-top box competition, saying the company is optimistic about a new FCC approach.
Anbang Insurance is reportedly investing more than $400 million in a Kushner New York tower, tech firm 1WorldSync is said to be leasing 22,247 square feet in Chicago, and a Sugar Hill Capital venture is reportedly buying a four-building New York rental portfolio for $60 million.
Unlike other forms of commerce and unlike in other nations, litigation investment and funding in the U.S. is largely unregulated with few disclosure requirements. Where darkness exists, ignorance and mistrust breed. Disclosure and transparency in litigation investment and funding is the first and proper step to better understand this opaque dynamic in the U.S. civil justice system, says Tripp Haston of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, which is expected to take a more employer-friendly approach under the Trump administration, has yet to have a new director appointed. But for now, the OFCCP, headed by interim acting director Thomas Dowd, has several high-profile lawsuits against large corporations for their practices involving compensation, say Lindsey Coley and Bradley Tobias of Gentry Locke.
The "smart grid" refers to technology used to bring utility electricity delivery systems into the next century with the use of computer-based remote control and automation. Businesses and stakeholders in the energy sector should understand the data developed by these technologies in order to make sure their perspective is integrated into the regulatory solutions forming at the state and federal level, says Kristina Tridico of Ice Miller LLP.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently released a draft update to its cybersecurity framework. The new guidance is particularly useful to businesses because it focuses on using business drivers to guide cybersecurity activities and advises businesses to consider cybersecurity risks as part of the organization’s risk management processes, say attorneys with Keller and Heckman LLP.
In Modisette v. Apple, the Superior Court of Santa Clara County, California, must decide whether a smartphone manufacturer has a duty to protect the public by preventing the use of certain applications while driving. But the plaintiffs — who allege that Apple's iPhone was defective because the company failed to implement a patented "lock out" feature — face an uphill legal battle, says Freddy Fonseca of Manion Gaynor & Manning LLP.
In a shareholder suit against Hewlett-Packard, the Ninth Circuit recently adopted an objective approach to determining whether statements regarding a company’s code of ethics may become material misrepresentations. The decision has important implications for companies seeking to promote their ethical standards, say attorneys with Paul Hastings LLP.
The new Federal Trade Commission case against D-Link clearly shows that the FTC is highly concerned by the significant security risks that internet-of-things products present. Recent incidents have shown that these concerns are not unfounded, says Francoise Gilbert of Greenberg Traurig LLP.
The Beijing IP Court's recent decision in Watchdata v. Hengbao is noteworthy for the amount of damages awarded and the extent of the detail shared by the court about its process for calculating damages, say Pauline Booth and Yi Zhang of Duff & Phelps.
The next four years will see litigation that explores the extent to which the Trump administration can alter or reverse the regulatory policies of the Obama administration without having to enact new legislation. The U.S. Supreme Court has recently made clear that there are fewer limits to an agency changing course than had previously been thought, says Steven Gordon of Holland & Knight LLP.
Judge Neil Gorsuch got it wrong when he affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of an unlawful monopolization case brought by our client, the former owners of WordPerfect, against Microsoft. But it was an extraordinarily well-written opinion — powerful and analytic. It was 2013 and clear to me that Judge Gorsuch was going to end up on someone’s shortlist for the U.S. Supreme Court, says James Robertson Martin of Zelle LLP.