Technology

  • August 7, 2017

    Fitness Co. Fights $1.7M Fee In ‘Perfectly Reasonable’ IP Suit

    There was nothing unusual or extraordinary in a “perfectly reasonable” patent infringement suit that nevertheless yielded an award of more than $1.7 million in attorneys' fees, the fitness company on the losing end of that district court ruling said Monday in Federal Circuit oral arguments.

  • August 7, 2017

    Asus Computer Loses Sanctions Bid In Cellphone IP Spat

    Asus Computer International has lost its bid for sanctions in litigation over a cellphone patent that was voluntarily dismissed after a venue fight, when a Colorado federal judge ruled Sunday that the patent owner’s bid to keep the case in the Rocky Mountain State had been “thin but colorable.”

  • August 7, 2017

    GE Gets Jet Engine Patent Nixed In Latest PTAB Skirmish

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board recently invalidated a United Technologies Corp. jet engine turbine cooling patent challenged by General Electric Co., the latest win for GE in a series of inter partes reviews initiated last year.

  • August 7, 2017

    Army Blocks Use Of Chinese Drones Over Cyber Concerns

    The U.S. Army in a memorandum made public Friday barred the use of off-the-shelf drones made by Chinese manufacturer Daijang Innovation Corp., pointing to alleged cyber vulnerabilities in the company’s products.

  • August 7, 2017

    Intel Seeks Dismissal Of $100M Suit Over Faulty Chips

    Intel Corp. asked a California federal court on Friday to trim Qbex Computadores SA’s suit accusing the chipmaker of selling it faulty microprocessors and costing it $100 million when its smartphones began to overheat and explode, asserting that the dispute should focus on alleged breach of contract and implied warranty claims.

  • August 7, 2017

    Avaya Files Ch. 11 Plan, Looks To Trim $3B In Debt

    Bankrupt telecom giant Avaya Inc. announced Monday that it has reached terms on a restructuring plan with senior noteholders that would shave $3 billion in debt from the company's balance sheet and transfer its pension obligations to the U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. 

  • August 7, 2017

    Justices Urged To Revive IP Suit Tied To Md. Divorce Case

    A technology company holding contracts with multiple government agencies has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify whether it should be allowed to sue the divorce lawyers representing its CEO’s wife for allegedly stealing copyrighted company secrets worth over $300 million and threatening national security, saying that the rule used to dismiss the case was unclear and inconsistently applied.

  • August 7, 2017

    India's Securities Regulator Forms Panel To Study Fintech

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India has established a committee to study the impact of how advances in financial technology — broadly termed “fintech” — are impacting the country’s securities markets and how regulators should manage the trend.

  • August 7, 2017

    Texas Co. Asks Fed. Circ. For Another Shot At Adobe IP Suit

    A Texas company specializing in electronic document systems urged a Federal Circuit panel on Monday to resurrect its patent suit against Adobe Systems Inc., saying a California trial judge was overly zealous in applying local rules dealing with so-called infringement contentions.

  • August 7, 2017

    Contractor Says Software Management Co. Defamed It

    Ireland-based Workday Inc. was sued on Friday in Pennsylvania federal court by a contractor that accused the software management company of defaming it and threatening retaliation against mutual customers of the two businesses after the former business ended an alliance.

  • August 7, 2017

    Judge Cuts Calif. Publicity Claim From Madden Suit

    A California federal judge on Friday trimmed a state law claim from a suit filed by former NFL players against Electronic Arts over the use of their likenesses in Madden video games, finding that the avatars were not readily identifiable as the players.

  • August 7, 2017

    Legal Tech Download: Supreme Court, BigLaw And NewLaw

    The world of legal technology is quickly evolving, with new products aimed at aiding lawyers coming to market in rapid succession. Here, Law360 takes a look at seven major recent developments in legal tech.

  • August 4, 2017

    Coinbase Gets Support From 3 Groups In IRS Summons Spat

    The Competitive Enterprise Institute and two digital currency advocacy groups asked a California federal court Thursday to let them support Coinbase Inc.’s challenge to an IRS summons that seeks customer names and other information from the virtual currency exchange company, calling the request overbroad.

  • August 4, 2017

    NFL Makes Play To Toss Game Video IP Infringement Claims

    The NFL urged a California federal judge Friday to sack six of eight claims alleging the sports entity infringed patents for online video services brought by subsidiaries of a digital security company, arguing the claims were for well-known ideas without implementation details for the purported inventions.

  • August 4, 2017

    Uber Should Pay $15M For Bad Business Practices, DAs Say

    San Francisco and Los Angeles district attorneys told a California superior court judge Friday that Uber should pay a $15 million civil penalty for not providing timely evidence of its compliance with airport rules and safety information guidelines, arguing the rideshare company had violated an agreement with the cities.

  • August 4, 2017

    FCC Hit With FOIA Suit Over Net Neutrality Comments

    The Federal Communications Commission should release a set of records related to its internal analysis of why its online comment system slowed down in May shortly after comedian John Oliver railed on his TV show about the agency’s handling of net neutrality, a reporter has told a New York federal court.

  • August 4, 2017

    $52M Deal With Tech Execs, JPMorgan Is Broken, Court Told

    Directors and funds sued over their Silicon Valley technology firm’s "underpriced" $425 million sale to Blackberry have asked Delaware’s Chancery Court to enforce or void terms in a damages settlement with investors, in light of issues with JPMorgan's payment into the $52 million overall deal.

  • August 4, 2017

    Coder Wants High Court To Review $3.6M EA Royalty Row

    The computer programmer behind EA's "John Madden Football" video game has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Ninth Circuit decision that cost him $3.6 million in royalties when it ruled that expert testimony could not be used to satisfy a burden of proof in his case.

  • August 4, 2017

    Senate Passes Bills To Tweak Telecommunications Laws

    The Senate passed a suite of tweaks to telecommunications laws, concentrated on increased consumer protections for 911 calls and the “internet of things,” before leaving D.C. for the summer Thursday.

  • August 4, 2017

    Bose Says App Data Collection Spat Should Be Nixed

    Bose blasted a proposed class action accusing the company of secretly collecting and sharing information about app users’ listening habits, telling an Illinois federal court Thursday that a consumer can't invoke the Wiretap Act over close-range Bluetooth communications between an app and headphones.

Expert Analysis

  • Rebuttal

    The Future Of Litigation Finance Is Analytics

    Eva Shang

    In a recent Law360 guest article, Christopher Bogart of Burford Capital LLC claimed that "while theoretically well designed to find the proverbial needle in a haystack, big data and AI currently lack the ability to do so usefully in a commercial litigation financing context." But AI can manage many of the tasks that litigation financiers would otherwise perform, says Eva Shang, co-founder of Legalist Inc.

  • New Chance To Bypass DMCA Copyright Circumvention Ban

    Jacqueline Charlesworth

    The U.S. Copyright Office recently initiated its seventh triennial rulemaking proceeding​ to evaluate proposed exemptions to the anti-circumvention provision in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. With each passing cycle, the proceeding has grown in interest, participation and complexity, say Jacqueline Charlesworth, former general counsel of the Copyright Office, and Michelle Choe of Covington & Burling LLP.

  • The Do's and Don’ts Of Minimizing Risk For TCPA Liability

    Joshua Briones

    Uber's recent Telephone Consumer Protection Act settlements come after a long string of similar actions plaguing businesses across the nation. Each settlement, including those like the ones Uber is currently finalizing, serves to embolden private plaintiffs and their counsel, say Joshua Briones and Crystal Lopez of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC.

  • Where AI Meets Cybersecurity And The Legal Profession

    Randy Sabett

    Artificial intelligence and machine learning will continue to be a major focus for the legal community, whether as an isolated topic, as it intersects with cybersecurity, or within the legal profession itself. Each of these raises unique concerns for attorneys, says Randy Sabett, vice chair of Cooley LLP's privacy and data protection practice group.

  • Welcome Changes For Cos. Hiring Foreign Talent: Part 3

    Andrew Greenfield

    In the final part of this series, Andrew Greenfield of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP examines a new regulation that clarifies when a new employer can take advantage of a prior employer’s sponsorship without incurring the cost and risk of new sponsorship.

  • Welcome Changes For Cos. Hiring Foreign Talent: Part 2

    Andrew Greenfield

    In part 2 of this three-part series, Andrew Greenfield of Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP explores some of the questions surrounding a new type of temporary U.S. work permit designed to bridge a gap in employment authorization while the employee seeks alternate green card sponsorship.

  • Your Apps May Be Selling You Out

    Amy Furness

    Most people probably assume the access they give an app or the personal information they enter into an app is strictly confined to their personal phone. But this assumption is incorrect and could potentially lead to a significant loss of privacy or even identity theft, say Amy Furness and Olga Vieira of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt PA.

  • Gilstrap's Venue Test: The 4 Factors And What They Mean

    Yar Chaikovsky

    On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court's TC Heartland decision, Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas recently ruled on venue issues in Raytheon v. Cray — but the court did not stop there. The judge also laid out a four-part framework for determining what constitutes “a regular and established place of business,” say Yar Chaikovsky and Wei Wang of Paul Hastings LLP.

  • Weekly Column

    Innovating For Wise Juries: Interim Arguments

    Roy Futterman

    By allowing attorneys to summarize what has just occurred in testimony and how it fits into the wider case narrative, courts can substantially improve juror comprehension through every step of a trial. Yet interim arguments are not practiced regularly, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.

  • Unstructured Data Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

    David Turner

    Recent amendments to the Rules of Civil Procedure mean issues like spoliation, sanctions and adverse impacts are focus areas for many attorneys, providers and clients. David Turner of FTI Consulting Inc. discusses the technological best practices regarding preservation and proportionality, as well as the challenges associated with clients' structured data.