The Federal Circuit threw out a sanctions order against a U.S. Department of Justice attorney handling a dispute over a $99 million U.S. Department of Defense contract, saying that the lower court had no reason to believe that the attorney was acting in bad faith when he provided an incorrect timeline for the contract’s implementation.
The Ninth Circuit on Monday upheld a lower court’s finding that Apple Inc. did not violate wiretapping laws by failing to deliver iMessages to those who stopped using Apple phones, ruling the tech giant could not have intercepted messages its servers never sent.
Apple Inc. continued its quest for sanctions against Voip-Pal.com Inc. on Friday following the communications company's successful defense of two Voice over Internet Protocol patents, arguing Voip-Pal's management participated in behind-the-scenes correspondence its former CEO sent the Patent Trial and Appeal Board during the proceedings.
Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel called on the federal government Monday to address widespread public comment fraud and abuse, saying agencies should conduct their own internal investigations and implement simple security measures while probes into the veracity of online public comments are ongoing.
A Florida federal judge on Friday nixed antitrust and deceptive practices claim from a bribery lawsuit against Fox Sports units and executives over broadcast rights for South American soccer tournaments, but said they could not shake allegations of corruption.
Companies operating in the “most critical” British industries including infrastructure and health could be fined up to £17million ($24 million) if they’re found lacking “effective cyber security measures,” according to an announcement Sunday from the U.K. government.
Bipartisan legislation to address the so-called net neutrality debate is still on the table despite an attempt to undo the Federal Communications Commission’s recent vote through the Congressional Review Act, according to Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., on Monday.
The head of the U.S. executive branch agency that manages spectrum resources outlined plans Monday to keep web domain ownership information from going offline despite an impending European Union data protection regime and to set an aggressive agenda for cracking down on botnet attacks.
The entire lineup of the Federal Communications Commission, including President Donald Trump's appointed chairman, broke with the administration Monday, blasting a reported plan for a government-run nationwide 5G wireless network.
The National Association of Broadcasters on Thursday asked to intervene in a suit in the Third Circuit challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s deregulation of its broadcast media ownership rules, saying its members would be adversely affected if the decision is reversed.
A financially troubled Spanish-language radio and television broadcaster must provide more information regarding its foreign ownership share to the Federal Communications Commission before the commission can determine whether the broadcaster is in compliance with FCC benchmarks, according to a filing made public Thursday.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has delivered an ultimatum to internet service providers that have state contracts, ordering them to comply with net neutrality principles or risk losing their work for the state’s agencies.
The European Commission on Thursday called out the U.K. for purportedly failing to share with other European Union countries bank account details for everybody registered in an EU-wide system for collecting value-added tax on broadcasting services, saying the practice violated administrative cooperation rules.
Comcast told a Pennsylvania court there was nothing wrong with its hiring the former vice president of a California technology company as a consultant on the patents at issue in an infringement suit being brought against it by that company.
An Alabama man pled guilty on Thursday for his involvement in a government kickback and bribery scheme said to have run up more than $15.7 million in fraudulent charges on a telecommunications contract for the Department of Defense’s Office of Inspector General.
Federal Communications Commission member Michael O'Rielly called Friday for the elimination, or at least scaling back, of the FCC’s “kid vid” programming requirements tying minimum children’s programming mandates into broadcast license renewals under rules the Republican commissioner derided as burdensome and unnecessary.
A North Carolina federal judge on Thursday blasted Dish Network LLC for trying to trim the number of consumers it owes a total of $61 million to for placing illegal calls through an authorized dealer, saying she has taken note of the company’s “lack of respect” and attempts to recycle discredited arguments.
Lenovo and Motorola have agreed with Wi-LAN Inc. to dismiss the Canadian technology development and licensing company’s infringement suit over fourth-generation wireless technology patents, according to a filing in California federal court.
AOL told the Delaware Chancery Court, in a brief made public Thursday, that the state Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Dell appraisal case “entirely undermines” shareholders’ contention in its own appraisal proceedings that the $4.4 billion merger with Verizon was undervalued.
A new copyright bill promises to "modernize" the way digital streaming music services pay royalties, but what exactly does that mean? Here are the four big things you need to know about the Music Modernization Act.
The U.S. agencies’ increasing coordination with their foreign partners has led to more potent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations — in terms of both their scope and settlement cost, say Patrick Stokes, former chief of the FCPA Unit at the U.S. Department of Justice, and Zachariah Lloyd of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
Gary Ford's new book, "Constance Baker Motley: One Woman’s Fight for Civil Rights and Equal Justice Under Law," is more than a biography of the first African-American woman to become a federal judge. It presents in vivid detail how her work altered the legal landscape of the United States, says U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke of the Southern District of Florida.
Google’s status as a go-to research tool has transformed legal research habits, leading critics to view law libraries as cost centers. Law firms should embrace Google-style research tools and manage costs efficiently in order to position their libraries as valuable assets for years to come, says Donna Terjesen of HBR Consulting.
Millennials are now the largest living generation and comprise one-third of jurors. While it is impossible to generalize a group so large and diverse, trial lawyers should be mindful of certain generational differences, say baby boomer Lee Hollis and millennial Zachary Martin of Lightfoot Franklin & White LLC.
There have been many articles on the corporate monitor selection process, but you will find little guidance on how to prepare yourself for a job that has few parallels. There are three key lessons I have learned over the course of a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act monitorship still in progress, says Gil Soffer of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.
Much has been written about the 2012 "Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," but no one has talked about the behind-the-scenes work that produced the guide — until now, say Charles Duross, former chief of the FCPA Unit at the U.S. Department of Justice, and Kara Novaco Brockmeyer, former chief of the FCPA Unit at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The twist in the Lindsey Manufacturing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case was the truncated time in which we prepared. Having refused to waive their rights to a speedy trial, our clients took control of the case — this, along with the compressed time frame, forced the government to make errors, say Janet Levine, Sima Namiri-Kalantari and Megan Weisgerber of Crowell & Moring LLP.
The Federal Communication Commission's upcoming vote on its net neutrality order will set the stage for a classic battle over regulatory philosophies, and appeal to the D.C. Circuit is a foregone conclusion. Add the possible re-examination of Chevron deference and the case has all the makings of a blockbuster that comes along only once a generation, says Andrew McBride of Perkins Coie LLP.
Since its whopping $800 million Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlement in 2008, Siemens cleaned up — and it has “cleaned up” in its long-standing competition with General Electric. How? As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly told President Donald Trump, you don’t need to pay bribes to succeed in international business, says Peter Y. Solmssen, former general counsel of Siemens.
The 2008 Siemens matter — then the largest sanction ever imposed in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement action — set the stage for future cross-collaboration in global anti-corruption enforcement, say Cheryl Scarboro, former chief of the FCPA Unit at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and Diana Wielocha of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.