A California state appeals court has affirmed a Los Angeles Superior Court ruling that tossed streaming service FilmOn's suit alleging an online advertising data provider scared ads away by labeling the site a copyright infringer.
Four telecommunications companies have joined the fray in challenging the Federal Communications Commission’s recent rule deregulating business data services, asking the D.C. Circuit to “vacate, reverse, or hold unlawful” the new policy.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has laid the groundwork for an action-packed second half of the year that may include a rollback of net neutrality rules, as well as a continued push to increase broadband access. Here are the top telecom policy issues to keep an eye on for the rest of the year.
United Launch Alliance LLC, a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Co., has been awarded a $191 million contract for a U.S. Air Force satellite launch mission, the company said Thursday, beating out SpaceX for the summer 2019 launch.
A California federal judge on Friday dismissed multidistrict antitrust litigation against the National Football League and DirecTV over their Sunday Ticket viewing package, ruling that the subscribers haven't proven an antitrust injury.
A putative class of laid-off employees filed an age discrimination suit against AT&T in New Jersey federal court Thursday, saying the company’s workforce plan discriminated against workers over 40 and misled them about their legal rights, and asked the judge to order potential class members be notified of the alleged deception.
Intellectual Ventures asked the Federal Circuit on Friday not to give Ericsson another chance at invalidating two IV patents covering data and wireless systems, arguing that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board board did not abuse its discretion in declining to consider certain arguments from the telecom.
A California federal judge tossed out a proposed shareholder class action alleging securities fraud against Brocade Communications over its acquisition of Ruckus Wireless Inc., valued at about $1.2 billion, saying the shareholder plaintiffs repeatedly failed to show how the companies misled them in financial statements over the offer.
Bankrupt electronics retailer RadioShack asked a Delaware judge Friday to extend the exclusive period during which it can file a Chapter 11 plan of reorganization, saying it needs more time to continue negotiations with creditors in hopes of getting to a consensual proposal.
Sprint urged a Nebraska federal court Thursday to allow it to duck a $32.2 million judgment after a Federal Circuit panel in a separate case invalidated the two Prism network security patents that a jury determined Sprint infringed.
A California federal judge declined to certify a proposed class of Acura owners who accused American Honda Motor Co. of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by making unsolicited calls, finding that not all claims were uniform because some plaintiffs had consented to receive the calls.
The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals has reversed a labor certification denial for a telecommunications audit analyst position at Telapprise, saying that while the foreign worker gained the experience needed for the job solely through his Telapprise employment, it was no longer feasible to train a worker for the position.
A TPG Capital-led group has agreed to invest 500 billion South Korean won ($437 million) in internet company Kakao Corp. to help with the establishment of an independent entity that will provide taxi, driver and navigation services, the companies said on Friday.
Sumner Redstone’s nurse can’t ditch claims he illegally spied on one of two women accused of swindling millions from the media mogul, a California judge ruled Thursday, keeping alive counterclaims that have pulled the nurse into Redstone’s $150 million elder abuse suit against the two ex-girlfriends.
Inmate calling service provider Global Tel Link on Wednesday denounced its competitor Securus' petition for a Federal Circuit rehearing as an attempt to force the court’s hand in vacating or reversing patent invalidity findings the court sent back to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board for further explanation.
The U.S. Supreme Court is finally poised to clarify whether state courts can hear shareholder class actions over securities offerings following nearly 20 years of confusion, but experts say it's hard to tell what form the eventual ruling will take as the justices consider a statute that has caused unusual division among lower courts.
Cox Communications Inc. told the Fourth Circuit that the company shouldn’t have to fork over $8 million in attorneys’ fees after losing a copyright infringement case, arguing Wednesday that the jury's $25 million award to the music publisher that prevailed was payment enough.
The European Union suspended its probe Wednesday into whether Qualcomm Inc.’s proposed $37.7 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors will harm competition for semiconductors used in mobile devices and vehicles because the chipmakers hadn’t provided key information on time.
An industry group told the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday that a lower court wrongly rejected its challenge to the Federal Trade Commission’s extension of robocalling restrictions to telemarketing calls that use so-called soundboard technology, saying the move restricts free speech and the agency should have sought comment before imposing the change.
LG Electronics USA Inc. on Thursday won a bid to arbitrate claims in a putative class action alleging a defect caused certain phones to get stuck in a loop of crashing and rebooting, after a California federal judge found the consumers had adequate notice of the company’s “in the box” arbitration agreement.
It is wise to consider looking for a potential chief operating officer in what some might consider an unconventional place — the ranks of the legal profession. A risk-conscious attorney may serve as a good counterweight to a more enterprising CEO, say Dr. Nathan Bennett of Georgia State University and Matt Bedwell of The Miles Group LLC.
States considering whether to enforce existing cybersecurity rules more aggressively, or else pass standards of their own, should carefully consider the policy rationale and potential pitfalls of existing frameworks and collaborate with private experts to determine what works and what does not, say David Forscey of the National Governors Association, and Steven Cash and Benjamin Nissim of Day Pitney LLP.
Many reputable tech lawyers are competent enough to handle the typical corporate work of a young startup, but when thorny issues inevitably arise, tech entrepreneurs deserve lawyers who can operate as true business partners, says Caine Moss of Goodwin Procter LLP.
While IPR Licensing v. ZTE demonstrates that the Administrative Procedure Act remains a viable ground for challenging inter partes review decisions, it also illustrates how the Federal Circuit’s standard of review on appeal can cure some APA violations, say attorneys with Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.
Too many district courts have followed the incorrect holding in Ultramercial, that novel and inventive business processes are “abstract ideas,” contrary to the limited expansion of the “abstract idea” exception in Bilski and Alice. Hopefully, the U.S. Supreme Court will take advantage of the opportunity to correct this misapplication in Broadband iTV v. Hawaiian Telcom, say Charles Macedo and Sandra Hudak of Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP.
The United States needs to pursue its investigation of Qualcomm vigorously both to ensure that Qualcomm is not acting improperly and also to deter future potential abuses of standard-essential patents, says Joshua Wolson of Dilworth Paxson LLP.
Three recent cases show that bankruptcy courts are increasingly willing to interpret intercreditor agreements and agreements among lenders and apply their plain language to the facts of the case, say attorneys with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP.
Scams resulting in access to confidential information are probably a lawyer’s greatest technology and cybersecurity risk. But hackers are more likely to gain access to a lawyer’s computer systems through human error, usually responding to a scam, than a brute force attack, says J. S. Christie Jr. of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.
Audra Dial, managing partner for Kilpatrick Townsend LLP’s Atlanta office, shares four strategies that she believes make multidefendant litigation more efficient — and ensure the joint defense group does not devolve into a leaderless group.
Many law firms use public-facing websites for business development and to streamline operational processes. While these sites are great for maximizing information-sharing, they could unknowingly be an unlocked gateway into a firm’s most confidential data, says Jeff Schilling of Armor Defense Inc.