Two members of a Federal Circuit panel repeatedly questioned counsel from Sprint on Wednesday about why it should not have to pay damages after Prism Technologies LLC sought to keep the telecommunications company on the hook for a $32.2 million judgment for patent infringement, even though it had its patents invalidated in a separate case.
One of two digital-imaging patents whose infringement was set to cost Samsung $19.2 million is invalid, the Federal Circuit ruled Wednesday, giving the top device maker high hopes for a multimillion-dollar haircut to that judgment as the parties await the outcome of a related appeal.
Trustees representing holders of $297 million in notes issued by bankrupt LBI Media Inc. objected Wednesday to the company’s Delaware Chapter 11 disclosure statement, citing concerns ranging from inadequate review time and undisclosed details about company sale plans to provisions for top officer compensation.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board will review a patent on cellphone signal-boosting technology challenged by defensive patent group Unified Patents Inc., according to a decision made public Tuesday, rejecting arguments that accused infringers Samsung and Verizon were interested parties not named in Unified's petition.
Major mobile carriers have broken their promises to quickly and definitively end the practice of selling their customers' cellphone locations to third parties, Sen. Ron Wyden told Law360 on Wednesday.
Apple Inc. urged the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Tuesday to reconsider decisions upholding two patents for Voice over Internet Protocol technology, a request the board allowed Apple to make as a sanction against the owner of the patents for a series of improper behind-the-scenes communications.
A Fort Lauderdale nightclub was hit with a proposed class action in Florida federal court Tuesday accusing the venue of sending unwanted advertising texts via an automated dialer in violation of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
The Federal Communications Commission should flex its congressionally delegated muscles to clear out obsolete regulations, the conservative think tank Free State Foundation said in a white paper published Tuesday, adding that the idea has already garnered support within the agency.
Trump administration officials wrapped up a meeting with their Chinese counterparts with little fanfare Wednesday as the two sides continue to work on a deal that will solve a bitter trade dispute, with the U.S. stressing that any final agreement will be closely monitored to ensure Beijing’s compliance.
Intel Corp.'s chief strategy officer ripped into Qualcomm's "very unfair" business model Tuesday on day three of a California federal bench trial over the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust allegations, testifying that the chipmaker demands patent royalties from all device makers, even if they use competitors' chips, which undercuts competition.
A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that courts don't have jurisdiction over reconsideration motions filed more than 20 days after the parties are served with the order being challenged, issuing a published decision Tuesday sending a former Comcast Corp. employee's age bias suit back to arbitration.
Counsel from both Apple Inc. and VirnetX Inc. on Tuesday received tough questions from a Federal Circuit panel regarding whether the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board has the authority to re-examine two pre-America Invents Act VirnetX patents that were ruled invalid after Apple challenged them.
Cooley LLP has picked up a Boies Schiller Flexner LLP partner with significant cybersecurity, privacy and telecom litigation and policy experience garnered through his work spearheading enforcement activities at the Federal Communications Commission and the California attorney general's office.
Sen. Ron Wyden and FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel have again called for government action to restrict mobile phone tracking in response to a report released Tuesday that described how an individual could still gain access to the locations of private cellphones through a shadowy network of location aggregators and resellers.
During the final month of 2018, lobbyists representing big telecom companies asked the Federal Communications Commission for regulatory changes to expand rural broadband and reduce call connection charges and for permission to keep building tools to block spam texts.
A Texas federal judge on Tuesday denied a bid by Roku Inc. to scrap a patent infringement lawsuit brought against it in October over its media players and streaming sticks, holding it was too soon in the process.
Ericsson isn't automatically required to license its standard-essential patents at the much cheaper component level, a Texas federal judge ruled Monday in a major blow to HTC, which has accused the company of trying to overcharge on royalties to license cellular and wireless network SEPs.
The full Federal Circuit will not review a decision that released Apple Inc. from a $506 million damages award in an infringement case brought by the licensing arm of the University of Wisconsin-Madison over a computer processor patent.
A letter issued by the Federal Trade Commission finding certain telemarketing technology is subject to robocall regulations has already killed two companies, and will only cause more industry loss if it remains unchallenged, a trade association told the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Politicians can’t ban unfavorable constituents from social media pages and accounts used for official purposes, a Fourth Circuit panel ruled Monday, in a case that centers on issues similar to those at play in a dispute at the Second Circuit over President Donald Trump’s Twitter account.
Law360 guest authors weighed in on a host of key legal industry issues this year, ranging from in-house tips for success and open secrets about BigLaw diversity to criticisms of the equity partnership and associate salary models. Here are five articles that captured the most attention.
In addition to assembling iPhones, China has grown to be an important market for the product. A sales ban of iPhones in China, if carried out by the Fuzhou Intermediate Court, could deal a major economic blow to Apple, says Elizabeth Chien-Hale, an attorney with CKR Law LLP and former senior counsel at Apple Inc.
The passage of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act in August expanded the range of transactions that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States is able to review for national security concerns — especially transactions related to China, say attorneys at White & Case LLP.
David M. Hargrove's new book, "Mississippi’s Federal Courts: A History," is a remarkably candid portrait of the characters and courts serving the state's federal judiciary from 1798 on, and contributes new scholarship on how judges were nominated during the civil rights era, says U.S. District Judge Michael Mills of the Northern District of Mississippi.
One of the rare attorneys to serve as White House counsel to two presidents, Fred Fielding of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP may be the quintessential Washington insider. Attorney Randy Maniloff asks him to elaborate.
Many law firms have tickets or luxury suites at sporting events to host clients and prospects. Matthew Prinn of RFP Advisory Group and Matt Ansis of TicketManager discuss some of the ways that firms can use those tickets effectively.
A recent opinion from the American Bar Association provides useful guidance on attorneys’ obligations to guard against cyberattacks, protect electronic client information and respond if an attack occurs, says Joshua Bevitz of Newmeyer & Dillion LLP.
Opening comments by parties in mediation that are made with the proper content and tone can diffuse pent-up emotion and pave the way for a successful resolution. But an opening presentation can do more harm than good if delivered the wrong way, say Jann Johnson and William Haddad of ADR Systems LLC.
In the second installment of this three-part legislative preview, Rich Ehisen of State Net Capitol Journal examines a number of issues that should keep state lawmakers occupied next year.
The chances that major transportation and infrastructure legislation may be passed have increased with the election of a House Democratic majority, and efforts to streamline permitting and regulation by federal agencies may further advance the prospects of significant infrastructure development, say attorneys with Squire Patton Boggs LLP.