Bankrupt telecom giant Avaya Inc. became the 14th company to settle allegations that it infringed an Ethernet patent held by Network-1 Technologies Inc., agreeing to allow a $40 million unsecured claim against the estate, according to papers filed in New York bankruptcy court on Thursday.
An executive compensation attorney who worked on SoftBank's purchase of a $20 billion stake in Sprint Nextel and represented Intel in a $7.7 billion acquisition joined Hogan Lovells' Silicon Valley office Thursday from Sidley Austin LLP.
T-Mobile and Sprint are close to a tentative agreement on a merger, GE is looking to divest its industrial solutions unit, and Godiva chocolate maker Pladis is a potential suitor for Nestle's U.S. confectionery business.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has proposed renewing and updating a 911 upgrade program that helps states implement broadband-friendly emergency services systems by opening up the subsidy program to tribal organizations directly.
The Federal Trade Commission's Terrell McSweeny warned Thursday that the agency’s century-old enforcement tools aren’t enough to handle the brave new world of internet-connected heart monitors, insulin pumps and other products posing data risks, calling for new regulations to lay out strict cybersecurity standards.
A coalition of nine Democratic senators asked the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday to permit members of the public to comment on almost 50,000 newly released documents relating to the agency’s net neutrality proceedings, arguing that it is obligated to take stakeholder input into consideration.
As demand for spectrum to power internet-connected devices skyrockets and the need to extend broadband service in rural areas emerges as a national priority, both the Federal Communications Commission and Congress are looking for competitive ways to distribute limited federal funds and resources. Here's what you need to know about the kinds of auctions the FCC will be using in the near future.
Swedish telecommunications giant Telia Co. AB on Thursday pled guilty in a New York federal court on behalf of a subsidiary to paying massive bribes to government officials in Uzbekistan to enter the market there as part of a worldwide deal that will cost Telia nearly $1 billion.
A forthcoming Federal Communications Commission report on investment in the wireless industry is effectively a setup for an anticipated push by the agency to roll back net neutrality rules, media advocacy group Free Press charged in a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai this week.
In response to questions from lawmakers about his connection to Sinclair Broadcast Group, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai responded by defending previous meetings with the media behemoth’s executives and clarifying a proposed rulemaking that would grow the company’s empire.
A wealthy Trump supporter accused of pushing a bogus murder conspiracy story on Fox News asked a Manhattan federal judge Tuesday to impose sanctions against a private investigator at the center of the dispute and his attorney for filing a frivolous lawsuit.
The United Kingdom’s secretary of state for culture, media and sport referred on Wednesday 21st Century Fox Inc.'s $14.4 billion takeover of Sky PLC to the government’s regulatory watchdog, asking the agency to examine how the deal could impact broadcasting standards across the country.
A Florida federal judge on Tuesday allowed South American soccer confederation CONMEBOL to escape a television channel’s bribery lawsuit over game day rights awarded to units of 21st Century Fox Inc. for soccer tournaments, saying the organization cannot be held responsible for the actions of its officers.
The Tenth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the defeat of a $6.3 million verdict against Cox Communications Inc. in litigation accusing the company of tying its premium cable services to rentals of its set-top boxes, the latest development in a serpentine proceeding that has stretched longer than eight years. Here, Law360 runs down some of the milestones in the proceedings.
Google is closing in on a deal to buy assets from struggling smartphone maker HTC, AIA Group is nearing an agreement to buy the roughly $4 billion insurance business of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and Switzerland's stock exchange operator is mulling a sale of its multibillion-dollar payments business.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Wednesday nixed a Mobile Telecommunications Technologies LLC wireless communications patent that the company had accused numerous tech giants of infringing, finding that it was obvious as anticipated over prior art.
The former CEO of a fiber optics company that was bought by Corning Inc. last year was arrested Wednesday after being criminally charged and sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly using insider information and secret brokerage accounts to make $2 million.
The world’s largest computer companies have called for a global response to the threats that botnets pose to federal networks and other critical infrastructure, arguing that targets vulnerable to hacking threaten the entire digital ecosystem, the federal agency advising the president on telecommunication policies said.
Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner should be sentenced to about two years in prison for sexting a 15-year-old girl, federal prosecutors in New York said on Wednesday, writing in the sentencing memorandum that while Weiner’s steep fall from grace is “indisputably sad,” there remains a real need for deterrence.
A New York federal judge gave European investment firm KBC Asset Management NV and its lawyers at Motley Rice LLC the green light on Tuesday to lead a proposed securities fraud class action against cloud computing company Rackspace Hosting Inc.
While no particular form is required to establish a durable alternative fee arrangement, there are terms that should, for the benefit of both client and outside attorney, be expressly set forth in the agreement itself, but are often overlooked, say attorneys with WilmerHale.
As cybercriminals continue to look for easy targets, the court system will surely enter their crosshairs. If judges and court personnel do not maintain proper data security and cyber hygiene, confidential litigant information can fall into the hands of a wide variety of bad actors, say Daniel Garrie of JAMS, David Cass of IBM Cloud, Joey Johnson of Premise Health Inc. and Richard Rushing of Motorola Mobility LLC.
On July 27, the Office of Foreign Assets Control announced a $12 million settlement with CSE Global Limited and its subsidiary, CSE TransTel Pte. Ltd. This appears to be the first time OFAC has penalized a non-U.S., non-financial company for “causing” sanctions violations by initiating U.S. dollar payments involving a sanctioned country, say members of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP.
"Smart City" initiatives and fifth generation wireless connectivity are on a collision course, as both cities and cellular companies are lobbying state legislation for public rights-of-way and usage of city-owned facilities. Instead of competing, they should share use of towers and poles and institute joint planning efforts, say Gregory Dunn and Lindsay Miller of Ice Miller LLP.
When you look at your client through the "survival circuit" lens, what first appeared as an emotional mess is now valuable information about what is important to them, what needs have to be met to settle the case, or what further clarity your client requires before moving forward, say dispute resolution experts Selina Shultz and Robert Creo.
The so-called "dancing baby" case, in which the Ninth Circuit held that a copyright owner must undertake a fair use analysis before sending a takedown notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, didn't make the cut for U.S. Supreme Court review. Unfortunately, that leaves both rights holders and creators in a legal limbo, says Jose Sariego of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.
When a law firm appoints a chief privacy officer, not only does the firm benefit from the crucial operational impact of a well-managed privacy program, but clients see how seriously you take your duties of confidentiality and competence, says Rita Heimes, research director at the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
To be sure, allowing jurors to discuss evidence before final deliberations proved to be among the least popular of our recommended innovations. But empirical evidence belies these fears, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.
Law firm management should understand the client’s reasons for requesting an alternative fee arrangement, and whether approving the fee will help grow the relationship with the client, say attorneys with WilmerHale.
Having embraced the notion that the right space can reinforce the right firm culture, law firm leaders have been evaluating real estate primarily for its physical properties. However, it's hard to be collegial, even in the coolest of in-house coffee bars, if your cost structure is untenable, says Craig Braham of Advocate Commercial Real Estate Advisors LLC.