An Eastern District of Texas jury on Friday found that LED maker Absen Inc. did not infringe a Texas lighting manufacturer's patents for modular light-emitting diode technology, while striking down parts of the patents as well.
By reversing a lower court and declaring that a Samba TV content recommendation patent covers an abstract idea, the Federal Circuit flouted its own precedent limiting when patents can be invalidated under the U.S. Supreme Court's Alice decision, Samba TV has told the full court.
Communications giant AT&T is pushing back on elements of the Biden administration's infrastructure proposals, particularly a plan to partner with local governments, asserting support for municipalities could become politicized and broadband affordability hasn't reached a crisis level.
The U.S. Department of Transportation rolled out a regulatory agenda Friday focused on improving vehicle and road safety standards, protecting flight crews and tackling climate change as President Joe Biden also seeks to build momentum for his ambitious infrastructure investment plan.
The World Trade Organization quietly ended its investigation into China over its patent licensing rules on Friday, two years after the Trump administration put the case on ice in lieu of intellectual property negotiations with Beijing.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a package of legislation in the U.S. House on Friday aimed at reining in large technology companies and restoring competition in digital markets, including a measure barring the tech giants from competing on their own platforms.
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP will take the reins representing investors in a proposed class action accusing computing company Nutanix Inc. of letting its sales prospects dry up and concealing it from investors.
Ultratec has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a series of 2019 Federal Circuit orders summarily affirming Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions that invalidated eight of its closed-caption patents, saying the decisions imperil a $44 million jury verdict it won against rival CaptionCall.
Hedge fund titan Bill Ackman's multilayered proposal to acquire a minority stake in music giant UMG through his special purpose acquisition company, while also enabling future acquisitions, seeks to rewrite the SPAC playbook through several complicated steps that could spur imitators.
Conservative officials are trying a new way to rein in Big Tech, but experts from across the political spectrum wonder if the Ohio attorney general's lawsuit seeking to declare Google a common carrier can succeed legally or practically.
A New York federal judge on Friday blocked the Empire State at least temporarily from enforcing a requirement for internet plans capped at $15 for qualifying low-income households, a plan that had triggered a legal challenge from across the telecom industry.
Google has offered the U.K.'s competition enforcer a series of fixes to address concerns raised by the tech giant's plan to phase out use of third-party cookies in its Chrome browser, including limits on data use and an oversight role for regulators.
Investors exposed to Bitcoin and Bitcoin futures are making a "highly speculative investment" and are taking on considerable risk, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said in an investor bulletin.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has agreed to review whether two Brazos Licensing and Development communications patents are invalid, giving a boost to Huawei in its effort to fend off a dozen infringement suits from Brazos in the Western District of Texas.
A split Federal Circuit panel on Friday upheld the invalidation of a digital camera patent asserted against Apple and Samsung as abstract, leading Judge Pauline Newman to accuse her colleagues of conflating patent eligibility and novelty.
Chinese job recruitment platform creator Kanzhun Ltd., advised by Skadden, led a trio of operating companies that debuted on the stock exchanges Friday, raising a combined $1.41 billion through their initial public offerings.
Magnachip said Friday it's mulling a competing takeover offer from Cornucopia Investment Partners worth roughly $1.66 billion, an interloping bid aimed at topping a previously announced $1.4 billion private equity buyout of the South Korean semiconductor company.
The past week in London has seen Ukraine's bank deposit protection scheme sue a bank in Liechtenstein, streaming platform Twitch take aim at a viewing bot, and law firm Kennedys files for an injunction against Hiscox.
A South Carolina federal judge has tossed a lawsuit accusing USAA Federal Savings Bank of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by placing unwanted debt collection calls, finding that the dialing equipment the bank used didn't fit within the narrow autodialer definition recently laid out by the U.S. Supreme Court in a dispute involving Facebook.
U.S. District Judge Alan D. Albright has been asked to triple a $13.2 million jury award against cash register manufacturer NCR Corp. and to tack on attorney fees based on the company's conduct during a case that "earned rebukes from both the clerk and the court."
A California federal judge appeared unlikely Thursday to grant Uber's bid to toss a former driver's lawsuit against the ride-hailing giant, saying it seems the driver has plausibly alleged that his firing stemmed from a rating system that disparately impacts minorities.
Amazon is set to be the next tech titan to appear in front of the busiest patent judge in the country as U.S. District Judge Alan Albright is scheduled to kick off a jury trial over claims Alexa infringes voice technology patents owned by an Israeli kitchen technology startup. Here's a look at that case — plus all the other major intellectual property matters on deck in the coming week.
The Court of Federal Claims has refused to grant costs to a previously successful protester after the U.S. General Services Administration canceled and re-procured the disputed $15 billion information technology deal, saying the protester wasn't harmed by the change.
East St. Louis, Illinois, became the latest city to accuse Hulu and Netflix of illegally providing video service in its city limits by failing to comply with a state law and register as a franchise and pay fees for use of public rights-of-way.
A California federal judge indicated during a hearing Thursday that parents accusing Google and other companies of illegally collecting children's personal information through YouTube for targeted advertisements have so far failed to show that the plaintiffs' state law privacy claims aren't preempted by the federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
Following President Joe Biden's recent executive order to improve U.S. cybersecurity, Justin Chiarodo and Sharon Klein at Blank Rome highlight how four key elements will particularly affect government contractors and their suppliers, and what contractors should expect as they prepare to operate in a new compliance environment.
Quantitative comparison tools commonly used by companies in evaluating merger targets will allow law firms to assess lateral hire candidates in a demographically neutral manner, help remove bias from the hiring process and bring real diversity to the legal profession, says Thomas Latino at Florida State University.
As consumers return to in-store shopping and retailers shift strategies to boost products' shelf appeal, it's important to note that trade dress case law developments during the pandemic have emphasized a fine line between identity of brand and that of function, say Howard Hogan and Laura Mumm at Gibson Dunn.
Given the underrepresentation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community in the patent bar, and recognizing that inclusivity benefits not only employees but also firms and clients, Jeremy Saks at Fish & Richardson discusses measures the legal profession can take to support LGBTQ patent attorneys.
Attorneys at Kirkland examine how the Biden administration's newly authorized Russian sanctions, restrictions on dealings with companies in Belarus and other likely measures will affect the technology sector and how companies should respond to the changes.
The Federal Trade Commission's move to drop its lawsuit challenging the proposed merger of Illumina and its cancer-screening spinoff Grail is procedural posturing that undermines the agency's goals and has created maximum uncertainty for companies focused on creating life-saving technologies, say Zarema Jarimillo and Leiv Blad at Lowenstein Sandler.
The U.S. Tax Court's recent ruling that Mylan Inc. could deduct as regular business expenses the legal fees it incurred defending itself against patent infringement suits from brand-name drug manufacturers has the potential to increase patent litigation and may make settlement less appealing, say attorneys at Snell & Wilmer.
As cyberattacks and data privacy litigation evolve, quantifying and identifying uninjured class members becomes increasingly complex and further complicates economic models of injury, as shown by the lawsuit filed last month in a Georgia federal court after the Colonial Pipeline hack, says Michael Kheyfets at Edgeworth Economics.
As we emerge from the pandemic, small and midsize firms — which offer an ideal setting for companywide connection — should follow in the footsteps of larger organizations and heed the American Bar Association’s recommendations by adopting well-being initiatives and appointing a chief wellness officer, says Janine Pollack at Calcaterra Pollack.
As organizations increasingly integrate artificial intelligence into their operations, it is clear that, while AI may play a valuable role in environmental compliance programs, it cannot replace the judgment, perspective, experience and ethical values of human beings, says Gerry Caron, chief counsel for safety, health and environment at Cabot.
Antitrust law can and should be updated to reflect the needs of our modern economic landscape by addressing specific areas where meaningful problems exist, but some proposals, like the call to overturn the consumer welfare standard, go too far, says Trace Mitchell at NetChoice.
The Illinois Supreme Court's recent decision in West Bend Mutual v. Krishna Schaumburg Tan, confirming that commercial general liability policies do not have to include specific language to cover claims under the Biometric Information Privacy Act, represents a critical victory for policyholders, but leaves unresolved issues in the battle over BIPA coverage, says Tae Andrews at Miller Friel.
In this month's bid protest roundup, Caitlin Crujido at MoFo looks at decisions from the U.S. Government Accountability Office and U.S. Court of Federal Claims highlighting the importance of clear proposals and timeliness in solicitation ambiguity protests, and showing that the GAO and Claims Court will generally defer to an agency's judgment about an organizational conflict.
U.S. companies should welcome recent reforms to Chinese trade secret legislation and case law that make the litigation landscape more plaintiff-friendly and provide clarity on what business information is protectable and what confidentiality measures the law requires, say attorneys at Jones Day.
Since a critical shortage in the global supply of semiconductors could lead to an increase in U.S. capacity, semiconductor-related patent owners should consider directing more patent claims to manufacturing processes, manufacturing tools and intermediate structures, say Darren Smith and David Ben-Meir at Norton Rose.