The White House broadened its freeze on work visas for applicants abroad in an update Monday night, but attorneys say the ban's language continues to confuse visa holders in the U.S. who worry future travel may jeopardize their immigration status.
A unit of Spanish energy conglomerate Acciona alleged on Tuesday that a Texas wind farm developer lied about securing land needed for a project to make it seem as if the venture was on track when it was actually falling way behind schedule, which cost $7 million to correct.
A special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Goldman Sachs started trading Tuesday after raising $700 million in an initial public offering steered by Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
A coalition of organizations has asked the House and Senate judiciary committees to investigate the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's use of discretionary denials, saying the unofficial policy is starting to "choke-off access" to patent reviews and allow low-quality patents to flourish again.
The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday ordered almost $198 million in unused funds to be directed to its Rural Health Care Program, shoring up an initiative that is facing demand and receiving attention due to the need for telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic.
B Capital Group, a tech-focused investment firm formed by the co-founder of Facebook and an ex-Bain Capital executive, said Tuesday that it has wrapped up its second fund after securing $820 million from investors, with assistance from Ropes & Gray LLP.
Robbins LLP and WeissLaw LLP have won co-lead counsel status in a shareholder derivative action accusing Apple Inc.'s top brass of intentionally slowing down its older iPhone models after a California federal judge found that the firms had "an edge" over two competing firms.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Booking.com could register its name as a trademark, rejecting the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's "sweeping" argument that it was merely an unprotectable generic term.
An attorney with an ownership stake in the online legal platform UpCounsel Inc. filed a derivative suit Saturday in Delaware Chancery Court against the company's founders, asserting they stripped the company of value and left it in shambles before bolting to take jobs at LinkedIn.
The company behind Napster has urged a California federal judge to reject a "wildly inflated" request for $6.1 million in attorney fees lodged by songwriters as part of a settlement aiming to end claims that Napster failed to pay millions in so-called mechanical royalties.
A class of Match Group Inc. stockholders unveiled a 10-count direct and derivative suit Monday against the company's directors, along with InterActiveCorp and media mogul Barry Diller, saying an elaborately conflicted separation of the two companies could cost Match and its stockholders billions.
Berger Montague PC accused Oxman Law Group of making baseless and disparaging accusations about the firm in an underhanded bid to control a pair of fraud cases against invention marketing service InventHelp as the two firms fight over who should serve as lead counsel for the cases in Pennsylvania federal court.
A technology industry trade association is warning that a proposal to expand California's landmark consumer privacy law that is slated to go before voters in November would put companies that handle students' personal data through partnerships with educational institutions in a bind and harm both in-person and distance learning.
Canadian regulators said Monday they are investigating whether coffee and pastry chain Tim Hortons breached privacy law by constantly tracking the locations of users of its mobile ordering app without first getting valid consent.
Athletic clothing retailer Lululemon said Monday that it has struck a deal to purchase workout technology startup Mirror for $500 million in a transaction advised by Fenwick & West LLP, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP and Cooley LLP.
A public interest group is pressing the U.S. Department of Justice and state attorneys general to examine Google's dominance among search engines, giving them a potential "roadmap" to probe what the advocates characterized as monopoly conduct.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has invalidated all 20 challenged claims in a patent owned by a TiVo subsidiary, finding that Comcast Cable Communications LLC persuasively showed the claims were obvious in light of existing technology.
In the first half of the year, patent litigators saw decisions shutting down certain appeals in inter partes review cases and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board detailing when it will use its discretion to refuse to review patents. Here's a look at the most notable patent rulings so far in 2020.
Wireless service provider AT&T Mobility LLC has asked for a second time to end some of the claims in a suit alleging it failed to protect a customer who claims he repeatedly fell victim to hackers and lost $1.9 million worth of cryptocurrency as a result.
The World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body held its first meeting in more than three months on Monday following a COVID-19 lockdown, and the delegations wasted no time jumping into the fray.
Jenner & Block LLP has convinced a communications pro to make the jump over from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, though the pandemic may keep the regulatory whiz from making it into the firm's Los Angeles office anytime soon.
A pair of Senate Democrats urged four federal agencies to crack down on robocall scams during the coronavirus pandemic that range from supposed help with IRS stimulus payments to impersonating health experts to hawking fake COVID-19 remedies.
A California appeals court has brought back to life a former Vivint Inc. employee's proposed wage and hour class action, ruling the home automation and security company's ex-technician has standing to bring claims under the Private Attorneys General Act.
Online gaming company Golden Nugget plans to go public by combining with a special-purpose acquisition company at a roughly $745 million valuation, in a deal steered by White & Case LLP and Haynes and Boone LLP, according to a Monday announcement.
The finance ministers of four European countries have written to the U.S. Treasury secretary, saying that threats by the U.S. to impose tariffs in response to national tax policies of other countries could damage good relationships between allies.
Use of mobile apps may enhance COVID-19 prevention and remediation in the workplace but also comes with privacy, safety and labor law compliance risks worth evaluating, say attorneys at Epstein Becker.
Because a license-to-all system for standard-essential patents — such as those held by Qualcomm and automakers — inhibits commerce less than an access-to-all system and is more consistent with standard setting organization policies, it should emerge as the default in the ongoing royalty calculation debate, says professor Thomas Cotter at the University of Minnesota Law School.
Our recent survey reveals that while many communications and media companies are planning new corporate structures or product offerings to keep up with their industry’s exponential growth, they need to improve how they identify and address indirect communications tax compliance, says Toby Bargar at Avalara.
A significant challenge in practicing law remotely is the use and handling of documents without paper, because common digital tools such as email or even secure file transfer applications are problematic, say attorneys at Baker McKenzie.
A California emergency rule tolling the statute of limitations for civil causes of action conflicts with statutes enacted by the Legislature, and could lead to litigation over the state Judicial Council's authority, say Mitchell Tilner and Andrea Russi at Horvitz & Levy.
A key component of a successful damages theory based on prior licenses — as demonstrated in two recent federal trials — is support from a technical expert who can identify comparable agreements and offer a technology-based methodology for apportionment, say Laurie Stempler at Desmarais and Dominic Persechini at Intensity.
The U.S. Department of Defense should stop blocking Ligado Networks' 5G network due to concerns it interferes with the department's GPS, and should instead pay the opportunity cost to buy Ligado's spectrum, say Thomas Lenard at the Technology Policy Institute and Lawrence White at the NYU Stern School of Business.
The legal industry is uniquely positioned, and indeed obligated, to respond to the racial disparities made clear by the recent killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, but lawyers must be willing to be uncomfortable, says Tiffani Lee at Holland & Knight.
Federal courts' reliance on the Federal Circuit Lone Star v. United Microelectronics decision, which closely scrutinized contractual restrictions in patent assignments, makes it crucial for patent owners to take particular care when limiting an assignee's ability to enforce the patent or transfer the rights, say John Haynes and Lindsay Church at Alston & Bird.
The current decrease in formality and increase in common ground due to the work-from-home environment can make it easier to have a networking conversation, says Megan Burke Roudebush at Keepwith.
One mistake that attorneys commonly make when presenting a case to a third-party funder is focusing almost exclusively on liability and giving short shrift to the damages analysis — resulting in an aspirational damages estimate that falls apart under scrutiny, say Cindy Ahn and Justin Maleson at Longford Capital and Casey Grabenstein at Saul Ewing.
Attorneys at WilmerHale highlight recent developments in privilege law, the significant challenges raised by nontraditional working arrangements popularized during the pandemic, and ways to avoid waiving attorney-client privilege when using electronic communications.
To properly manage outside counsel, it's imperative for a company's legal department to implement and maintain rules on what they will and won't pay for, on staffing cases and requesting rate increases, and on how matters will be handled, says Chris Seezen at Quovant.
Recent Federal Circuit cases appear to suggest that if your patent claim to a combination of otherwise known elements does not include a specific technical improvement, then the claim is not patent-eligible — meaning a bedrock patent principle has been overruled implicitly, says Howard Skaist at Berkeley Law & Technology Group.
As state and federal courts in California begin to reopen, strategic decisions need to be made about where cases should be filed, public and private perception of litigation conduct, alternative plans for discovery, and more, says attorney Steven Brower.