Texas-based Personalized Media Communications LLC said Monday it reached a licensing agreement with Samsung Corp. that will resolve district court litigation and related Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings over several of its media delivery patents.
The Copyright Royalty Board did not make a clear error when it chose a method for distributing cable TV royalties that was based on viewership, the D.C. Circuit held on Friday.
Russian mobile phone giant Megafon OJSC has agreed to pay $740 million for a majority stake in privately owned internet and social media firm Mail.Ru Group, the companies said on Monday, with assistance from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Mourant Ozannes BVI.
A Florida federal judge has approved an agreement reached between the Federal Trade Commission and a Palm Harbor, Florida, company and its managing member to resolve their role supporting an India-based telemarketing scheme that bilked American consumers out of $1.5 million in less than a year.
LG Electronics USA Inc. is facing a putative class action filed in California federal court Wednesday that says it failed to warn consumers about “bootlooping” defects, or random restarting and freezing, of its V10 smartphones.
The American Cable Association has urged the Federal Communications Commission to beware of the potential capacity strains that small cable companies could face with the approval of a next-generation broadcasting standard, saying the proposed transition "holds great peril."
Fifteen senators said they were “deeply troubled” by the Federal Communications Commission’s recent decision to strip nine companies of eligibility to provide broadband service under the Lifeline program for low-income users, urging the commission's chairman to reconsider in a letter Friday.
Oracle kicked off a hotly anticipated appeal Friday aimed at reviving its $8.8 billion copyright lawsuit against Google, saying jurors sided with the rival company only because a trial judge "undermined" Oracle's case.
The Federal Communications Commission said Friday that it had racked up $19.6 billion in bids for spectrum for wireless use as a portion of the broadcast incentive auction came to an end Friday, with the FCC moving forward in a process to clear the 84 MHz of spectrum set to be repurposed.
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has urged the new Federal Communications Commission chief to act on his predecessor’s plan to limit certain provisions in agreements between pay-TV providers and independent programmers, saying a Senate subcommittee investigation shows the move would increase competition and viewer choice.
Pizza Hut franchises fought Thursday against a putative class suit alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, arguing that there are too many individualized issues of consent over the allegedly unsolicited text messages for the suit to continue as a class action.
Several city and town leaders from across the country have urged the Federal Communications Commission against a broad federal mandate to clear the way for infrastructure for next-generation wireless technology at the local level, citing existing staffing and other challenges.
Infosys Ltd. cannot be held responsible for breaching noncompete contracts it did not know existed, a Third Circuit panel ruled Thursday in a information technology consulting rival's dispute over a project for Time Warner Cable Inc.
Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai announced a measure Thursday that curtails so-called editorial privileges customarily conferred on agency staff members, prohibiting staffers from substantially changing proposals after the commission passes them.
The owner of an embattled California radio station that sponsored a water-drinking contest linked to a woman’s death in 2007 has announced it has shut the station down, telling the Federal Communications Commission it will stop pursuing license renewal after the agency considered denying it.
The now GOP-led Federal Communications Commission appears ready to preempt localities if it determines their regulatory processes and fees inhibit next-generation wireless, experts say, despite traditional Republican reluctance to undercut state and local authority.
The uneven testimony of one of the plaintiffs at the center of a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case against CVS and its series of walk-in clinics does not defeat a lawsuit against the clinics, in part because the companies took too long to raise their concerns, an Illinois federal judge ruled Thursday.
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board on Thursday hit an Indonesian affiliate of Ernst & Young with a $1 million fine for performing a faulty audit of a telecommunications company and not cooperating in a subsequent investigation.
AT&T has told the Federal Communications Commission that the question of how the agency will move forward with regulations in the business data services market is ready for resolution, pushing for a "just, reasonable" result grounded in evidence.
Kuwaiti logistics contractor Agility Public Warehousing Co. KSCP has moved to arbitrate a $380 million dispute with the Iraqi government over allegations that Iraq has "indirectly confiscated" Agility’s investment in the country’s telecommunications industry, media reports said Thursday.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to decline consideration of the question in Belize’s recent petitions leaves in place divergent applications of the forum non conveniens doctrine by U.S. federal courts in foreign arbitral award enforcement actions. For now, parties seeking to enforce foreign arbitral awards in the United States still have an important strategic decision to make, say attorneys with Paul Hastings LLP.
While some courts have declined to apply the common-law doctrine of champerty to invalidate third-party litigation funding agreements, two recent rulings by appellate courts in New York and Pennsylvania have brought renewed attention to champerty principles, casting doubts on the legality of certain forms of third-party litigation funding, say John Beisner and Jordan Schwartz of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
Instead of trying to change the new workforce to follow a law firm's existing processes and procedures, perhaps it's time for firms to start changing their processes and procedures to better accommodate the mentality of this next generation of lawyers, says Christopher Imperiale, a law firm adviser with Berdon LLP.
The new intellectual property licensing guidelines from the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice — the first update in more than 20 years — largely adopted the revisions proposed last August. Despite requests during the comment period, the agencies did not make any changes to address standard-essential patents directly, say Kelly Smith Fayne and Joshua Holian of Latham & Watkins LLP.
Every year, statistics reveal very little change in the number of women and minorities in the ranks of partnership. So how do law firms change this painfully slow rate of progress? It takes more than adding a diversity policy or a women’s leadership program to the current law firm business model, says Lucia Chiocchio, co-chair of Cuddy & Feder LLP's telecommunications and land use, zoning & development groups.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act is generally considered a popular, pro-consumer statute, but the law may be dramatically altered following power shifts in Congress and the Federal Communications Commission. It is increasingly likely that the TCPA will transform to address existing criticism and to reflect changes in technology since the law's passage in 1991, say attorneys from Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP.
In the health care industry, both governmental and private payers are trying to move away from traditional fee-for-service payment models in favor of models based on quality or value. Telemedicine is one of the simplest and most cost-efficient methods by which to meet the objectives of the evolving payment model landscape, says Sabrina R. Gallo of Greenberg Traurig LLP.
After a full year in effect, the amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) has been tested in a variety of district courts. A sampling of these decisions reveals that courts seem to be adhering closely to the amended rule and ordering adverse inference instructions only where there was intent to deprive another party of access to relevant information, say Carrie Amezcua and Samantha Southall of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC.
Many organizations are interested in finding electronic discovery partners who offer tantalizingly low prices for electronic discovery services. However, unforeseen gaps, lax security practices, ignorance of global practices and delayed deliverables can all add up to a surprisingly large final cost, says Michael Cousino of Epiq Systems.
As critical as lawyers are to society, they are reported to be the most frequently depressed occupational group in the United States. In response to the inherently stressful nature of the practice of law, more and more lawyers are turning to an ancient contemplative practice called “mindfulness,” says Jennifer Gibbs of Zelle LLP.