Technology

  • August 11, 2020

    Pinterest's Ex-COO Says Gender Bias Led To Her Firing

    When Pinterest's former chief operating officer complained that she endured demeaning sexist comments in the workplace, was paid less than her male peers and was criticized for being outspoken, the company illegally fired her, according to a lawsuit filed in California state court Tuesday.

  • August 11, 2020

    FaceBank Files For IPO Following FuboTV Tie-Up

    Virtual entertainment company FaceBank Group on Tuesday filed for an initial public offering guided by Wilson Sonsini and Cooley LLP, just four months after it merged with sports-focused streaming service FuboTV and as sports games continue to face shutdowns over coronavirus concerns.

  • August 11, 2020

    Utilities Blast Broadband Cos.' Push To Split Pole-Fixing Costs

    An electric utility group has urged the FCC to reject the broadband industry's push to require power companies to cover part of the costs of repairing utility poles in areas lacking high-speed internet, saying it would hinder their broadband expansion efforts.

  • August 11, 2020

    Boston, LA Ask DC Circ. To Review FCC 5G Order

    Several major U.S. cities, including Boston and Los Angeles, are asking the D.C. Circuit to review a Federal Communications Commission order limiting local governments' authority to delay equipment upgrades in the agency's effort to expedite the deployment of 5G networks.

  • August 11, 2020

    Intuit Can Force TurboTax Row Into Arbitration, 9th Circ. Says

    TurboTax users agreed to arbitration when they signed up for the tax preparation software and can't sue Intuit over allegations they were inappropriately steered away from the free version of the service, the Ninth Circuit said Tuesday.

  • August 11, 2020

    Zoom Deceived Users About Privacy Protections, Suit Claims

    Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog has hit Zoom Video Communications Inc. with a lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court, claiming the company falsely promised it was using end-to-end encryption to protect its users' communications in an effort to boost its brand amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • August 11, 2020

    Consultant Says Fla. Firm Underpaid For Google Class Action

    A legal consultant who worked on a $22 million advertiser class action against Google Inc. has filed suit alleging that the attorneys who handled the case cheated him out of hundreds of thousands of dollars he was owed for his work on the case.

  • August 11, 2020

    Verizon Wants In On $1.6B Tax Suit Against Yahoo Successor

    Verizon should be allowed to intervene in the U.S. government's suit seeking $1.6 billion in taxes from dissolved Yahoo successor Altaba, because Verizon could have to foot some of the bill, the company told a Delaware federal court Tuesday. 

  • August 11, 2020

    Tesla Directors Still Back SolarCity Deal Despite Settlement

    Despite agreeing to settle a Tesla stockholder merger challenge for $60 million, six directors named in a Delaware Chancery Court suit say they still plan to testify in support of the company's allegedly conflicted, $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity if the trial against Elon Musk goes ahead.

  • August 11, 2020

    Coinbase Breaks With Major Blockchain Industry Group

    Coinbase said Tuesday it is leaving Blockchain Association, an industry group it helped found, citing "recent decisions" the cryptocurrency platform believes could "irreparably impair the credibility of the association."

  • August 11, 2020

    New Latham Partner Says It's 'Back To Biz' For Emerging Cos.

    Latham's latest addition to its emerging companies practice expects the sector to maintain its current rapid pace in 2020 as budding enterprises and their backers find creative ways to navigate the coronavirus pandemic.

  • August 11, 2020

    Fed. Circ. Asks Amazon, Customers To Answer Rehearing Bid

    The Federal Circuit on Tuesday asked Amazon and customers including BuzzFeed and Dictionary.com to respond to allegations that a June panel ruling in their favor was a "radical reconfiguration" of preclusion law.

  • August 11, 2020

    Apple Gets Uniloc Data Communication IP Wiped Out At PTAB

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has invalidated all 20 claims in a Uniloc data transfer patent challenged by Apple Inc., finding that Uniloc was unable to counter the iPhone maker's arguments that the claims are obvious in light of existing technology.

  • August 11, 2020

    Ex-Theranos CEO's Criminal Trial Moved To 2021 Due To Virus

    A California federal judge on Tuesday delayed former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes' criminal jury trial from October to March in light of challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, but he shortened the parties' proposed pretrial briefing schedule by about two weeks.

  • August 11, 2020

    Google Beats Lawsuit Over Genius Lyrics

    A Brooklyn federal judge on Monday tossed out a lawsuit filed by the lyrics website Genius accusing Google of misappropriating the company's content, saying the case was preempted by federal copyright law.

  • August 11, 2020

    Investor Sues To Halt GlobalSCAPE's $217M Merger

    A GlobalSCAPE Inc. investor filed a proposed class action in Delaware Chancery Court late Monday seeking to halt the software company's proposed $217 million merger with HelpSystems LLC until more information is disclosed about the transaction.

  • August 11, 2020

    Texas Jury Says Apple Owes $506M Over 4G LTE Patents

    In the country's first in-person jury trial over patents since the COVID-19 pandemic led to nationwide court closures, a Texas federal jury on Tuesday said Apple should pay PanOptis and related companies more than $506 million for willfully infringing patents covering 4G LTE technology. 

  • August 11, 2020

    Google's Fitbit Bid Faces Varying Levels Of Data Concerns

    Google's deal for fitness tracking outfit Fitbit comes amid mounting global pressure to address the dominance of large technology firms. European watchdogs have already raised concerns, but it's not clear U.S. antitrust enforcers will follow suit.

  • August 11, 2020

    Congress Urged To Tackle Prison Call Rates In COVID-19 Bill

    Public advocates on Tuesday called for Congress to pass legislation as part of the next coronavirus relief package that would significantly lower the in-state phone call rates for people who are incarcerated.

  • August 11, 2020

    Rising Star: Goodwin's Alessandra Simons

    Goodwin Procter's Alessandra Simons has guided some major tech industry deals, including an $8 billion acquisition by software giant SAP, the $618 million sale of a cybersecurity company, and a majority investment in a digital experience company, earning her a place among the technology law practitioners under 40 honored by Law360 as Rising Stars.

  • August 11, 2020

    Thomson Reuters Pans Legal Startup's Bid To Ax IP Suit

    Thomson Reuters and West Publishing accused ROSS Intelligence on Monday of ignoring the heart of their federal suit in Delaware alleging ROSS infringed Westlaw copyrights and interfered with a former user's contract in order to hijack protected content.

  • August 11, 2020

    9th Circ. Reverses FTC Win On Qualcomm Licensing

    The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday reversed the Federal Trade Commission's win in its case accusing Qualcomm of violating antitrust law through its licensing practices for standard-essential patents covering cellular technology.

  • August 10, 2020

    Facebook Builds Group Focused On All Its Payment Initiatives

    Facebook is putting all of its payment initiatives under one roof with the creation of a group called Facebook Financial, or F2, headed by David Marcus, who oversees the Facebook-affiliated digital currency Libra, the social media giant confirmed Monday.

  • August 10, 2020

    Roku's Trial Delay Request OK'd By 'Surprised' Texas Judge

    U.S. District Judge Alan D. Albright on Monday again delayed a patent jury trial involving Roku because of the coronavirus pandemic, noting his surprise this time that Roku's attorneys had asked for the case to start in October because of persistent safety concerns.

  • August 10, 2020

    SEC Reaches Settlement With Accused COVID-19 Fraudster

    A Florida federal judge on Monday approved a consent judgment against a CEO accused by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of inflating his company's share prices through misleading claims about fever-detecting thermal scanners, with the executive agreeing to a permanent ban from running issuers of securities and an undetermined civil fine.

Expert Analysis

  • BIPA Suits Against 3rd-Party Vendors Face Numerous Hurdles

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    Two recent Illinois federal court opinions concerning Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act claims against third-party vendors raise questions about the statute’s jurisdictional reach outside the state and whether disclosing biometric data to a vendor constitutes actual injury, say Karen Borg and Al Fowerbaugh at Porter Wright.

  • Making And Keeping Corporate Climate Commitments: Part 1

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    As pressure mounts on companies to commit to climate change initiatives, in-house compliance and legal teams have key roles in ensuring that climate goals are achievable and appropriately messaged, and that governance programs are in place to support their fulfillment and minimize risk, say attorneys at Kirkland.

  • Lesser-Known Litigation Funding Best Practices For Attorneys

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    Following the American Bar Association's recent publication of third-party litigation funding guidance, Jiamie Chen and Dai Wai Chin Feman at Parabellum Capital outline some additional considerations, including the ethical limitations on single-case funding and the futility of economic prenegotiations between attorneys and their clients.

  • Opinion

    ADA Protects Lawyers With Disabilities, But We Must Do More

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    As an attorney with cerebral palsy, Danielle Liebl at Reed Smith says that while the 30-year-old Americans with Disabilities Act has protected her against discrimination, the legal industry must do more to accommodate lawyers with disabilities and make them more comfortable in self-identifying.

  • Perspectives

    Legal Deserts Threaten Justice In Rural America

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    Many small towns and rural counties have few lawyers or none at all, which threatens the notion of justice for all Americans and demands creative solutions from legislators, bar associations and law schools, says Patricia Refo, president of the American Bar Association.

  • Unusual TikTok Review Calls CFIUS Processes Into Question

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    The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has departed from established processes in its national security investigation of TikTok, with comments from across the Trump administration casting doubt on the interagency committee's confidentiality, apolitical nature and focus, says Paul Marquardt at Cleary.

  • Timing IPRs To Avoid Discretionary Denial Or Damages

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    For patent defendants determining how long they can wait to file parallel inter partes reviews to avoid discretionary denial under the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's recent Apple v. Fintiv ruling, a data-driven approach using recent district court and U.S. International Trade Commission timelines can provide guidance, say Syed Fareed and John Williams at Baker Botts.

  • CFAA Decision May Raise Bar On Scraping Liability

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    A D.C. federal court recently held in Sandvig v. Barr that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act does not prohibit scraping publicly accessible portions of a website, even when doing so violates the website's terms of service, which is similar to the Ninth Circuit's 2019 hiQ v. LinkedIn decision and may influence scraping law in the coming years, say attorneys at ​​​​Perkins Coie.

  • Using Blockchain To Settle Trades Could Alter Litigation

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    On the heels of Paxos Trust's and the Depository Trust Clearing Corp.’s recent interest in using distributed ledger technology to settle equities trades, analysts at The Brattle Group explore how having a record of every transaction can help answer a thorny damages question in securities class actions.

  • Analyzing Upward And Downward Trends In Legal Tech

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    Advances in legal technology are often accompanied by bombastic overstatements, but it is important to separate the wheat from the chaff by looking at where various technologies stand on the hype curve, says Lance Eliot at Stanford Law School.

  • Bid Protest Spotlight: Availability, Removal, Entity Confusion

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    In this month's bid protest roundup, James Tucker at MoFo looks at three recent Government Accountability Office decisions considering an offeror's obligation to report the preaward unavailability of key personnel, grounds for removal from the Small Business Administration's disadvantaged businesses program and the importance of determining what "the offeror" means in each solicitation.

  • What You Missed At PTAB: Contours Of IPR Institution Denial

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    Recent Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions illustrate the factual circumstances that the board finds compelling when exercising its discretion to deny institution of inter partes review based on copending district court litigation, with practical takeaways for petitioners and patent owners, say Andrew Holtman and Melissa Gibson at Akin Gump.

  • Opinion

    ABA's New Guidance On Litigation Funding Misses The Mark

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    The American Bar Association should revise its recently approved best practices on third-party litigation funding as they do not reflect how legal finance actually works and could create confusion among lawyers, says Andrew Cohen at Burford Capital.

  • 3 Cases Spotlight Shareholder Interest In Public Co. Diversity

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    Recent derivative claims filed in a California federal court over diversity and inclusion shortcomings at Oracle, Facebook and Qualcomm demonstrate shareholder willingness to hold directors and officers accountable for public companies' failure to deliver on environmental, social and governance commitments, say attorneys at Cleary.

  • Regulatory Concerns For US Cos.' Offshore Service Centers

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    As more U.S. companies open and use offshore service-delivery centers amid the pandemic, assessment of important tax, intellectual property, cybersecurity and employment considerations can help mitigate regulatory risk and maximize the company's return on investment, says Sonia Baldia at Baker McKenzie.

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