The Federal Communications Commission is tasked with funding internet connections in remote areas where connectivity wouldn't flourish naturally, but balancing the distribution of those subsidies quickly turns contentious.
A Florida federal judge on Thursday preliminarily approved American HomePatient's $1 million class action settlement with an estimated 13,000 patients and customers alleging the Tennessee-based home health care service negligently stored their personal information on unencrypted hard drives stolen in a 2017 office burglary.
In this week's Taxation With Representation, a private equity group snaps up financial adviser Duff & Phelps for $4.2 billion, Denmark's Danfoss buys a $3.3 billion hydraulics business, and Deutsche Börse Group makes a $400 million acquisition in fund distribution.
An Ohio federal court tossed an ex-Apple Store worker's suit alleging he was fired for taking federally protected leave to care for his terminally ill sister's kids, saying his Family and Medical Leave Act rights weren't triggered because the children weren't sick.
BakerHostetler announced the addition of an ex-Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP partner in Philadelphia as part of the firm's new cross-disciplinary digital assets and data management practice group.
A Delaware federal jury hit VMWare Inc. with a roughly $235 million verdict Friday after finding the tech giant willfully infringed two of smaller rival Cirba Inc.'s patents related to virtualization technology.
Two House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders have asked a government watchdog to probe “breakdowns” within a federal spectrum management agency, citing numerous instances in which other agencies broke rank to criticize planned airwaves reorganization projects.
The Federal Trade Commission said stopping its in-house merger challenge to the combination of two body camera companies would be bad for buyers of that technology, pushing back on the companies' efforts to pause the agency's review while a related legal challenge plays out.
House Democrats said late Thursday that comments made by an attorney for President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial this week contradict the administration's arguments in two separation-of-powers cases pending in the D.C. Circuit, including a request for testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn, and undercut the White House's position in the litigation.
Facebook was dealt a blow in a patent dispute over its Timeline and Newsfeed features after the Federal Circuit on Thursday revived a lawsuit accusing the social media giant of infringing three patents on displaying computer files in searchable, chronological streams.
The U.S. Commerce Department's takeover of export oversight of 3D printing files for firearms from the State Department could invite constitutional challenges, and a 1990s battle over encryption offers a preview for how such challenges could progress.
A Maryland federal judge on Thursday ruled that State Auto Property & Casualty Insurance Co. must cover an embroidery and screen printing company’s costs to replace its computer systems following a ransomware attack in 2016.
IBM Corp. is accused in an Illinois court lawsuit of violating the state's landmark biometrics law when it allegedly collected photographs to develop its facial recognition technology without getting consent to use biometric information from the subjects.
Maine wants the First Circuit to give it the go-ahead to start enforcing its new law that would allow customers to buy channels individually without being locked into a specific cable package, after a federal judge blocked it from taking effect.
Tech giant VMware told a Delaware federal jury Thursday that Cirba's claims it should get roughly $235 million in damages for alleged infringement of two of its patents is "unreasonable" and asserted Cirba's case is "a fabrication" fueled by pressure from unhappy investors.
Clarion Partners has reportedly sold a Florida retail center for $39.5 million, Microsoft is said to have dropped $52.3 million on 37 acres near O'Hare Airport, and CIT Group has reportedly loaned $87 million for a project near JFK Airport.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board on Wednesday upheld a Qualcomm patent covering a method for making it easier for mobile device users to toggle between multiple windows, saying Apple changed its invalidity approach too late in the game.
Federal Communications Commission member Michael O'Rielly told reporters and members of the auto industry on Thursday that he hopes the agency can ink new rules governing the 5.9 GHz spectrum band by midyear, allowing WiFi to share the band with auto-safety applications.
AT&T is defending its motion to dismiss claims that it failed to prevent the theft of $1.8 million in cryptocurrency, telling a California federal court that a technology consultant's arguments contain "critical holes" that sink his complaint.
A California federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a proposed class action alleging SanDisk LLC misled consumers about the storage capacity of its flash drives and memory cards, noting that the back of the packages on the products at issue clarifies the number of storage bytes.
Google urged a Georgia federal judge Wednesday to toss a flagging digital media advertising company's monopolization suit, arguing that its broad allegations reflect no wrongdoing but only the internet ecosystem's natural move away from the Flash video player.
Google's parent company is on the hunt for a new top lawyer after its embattled chief legal officer announced he would leave next week. Experts say there are lessons others can learn as the tech giant hits the search button.
A Federal Circuit panel "reflexively" invoked the court's Arthrex decision when vacating a Samsung Patent Trial and Appeal Board win and ordering a redo, even though the patent owner hadn't argued at the board that patent judges are unconstitutionally appointed, the federal government has told the full court.
A class of purported victims of a cryptocurrency mining Ponzi scheme asked a Connecticut federal judge not to take away its certification at the behest of a crypto investor facing secondary liability claims over the scheme.
Anzu Partners, working with Wilson Sonsini, has wrapped up its second fund after collecting $190 million from limited partners, with plans to target investments in industrial technology companies across the U.S. and Canada, the firm said Thursday.
Placing constraints on nonpracticing entity patent holders can help safeguard patents' public benefit — a constitutional imperative highlighted by the U.S. Supreme Court's Oil States holding that patents are government franchises rather than private property, says Alan Minsk of FisherBroyles.
A close look at Facebook’s evolving privacy policies reveals no evidence of exclusionary conduct — a requirement under U.S. antitrust laws for culpability — contrary to a recently published law review article's argument, says Kristen Limarzi of Gibson Dunn.
Groundbreaking rules from the American Bar Association impose new standards on how law firms can govern departing lawyers’ contact with clients, placing major restrictions on this ubiquitous practice, say Amy Richardson and Hilary Gerzhoy at Harris Wiltshire.
The Eleventh Circuit's recent opinion in Principle Solutions v. Ironshore demonstrates courts' willingness to adopt a reasonable view of insurance coverage for cybercrime, while the dissent serves as a warning against outdated provisions, say Patrick Cordova and Caroline Meneau of Jenner & Block.
The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence’s recommendations on the use of export controls to bolster the United States’ commercial and military position illustrates that blunt controls on artificial intelligence as a category of emerging technologies are not practical, says Hdeel Abdelhady at MassPoint.
In light of a steady rise in federal district court trade secret filings and recent case law restricting the scope of patent protection, companies should consider the relative merits of trade secrets and patents upon conception of a promising idea, say Paul Veith and Chad Schafer of Sidley.
Lawyers can draw a number of useful lessons about reputation management from the efforts of former Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn — who recently escaped house arrest in Tokyo — to restore his sullied reputation, says Elizabeth Ortega at ECO Strategic Communications.
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in IBM v. Jander leaves unresolved a conflict between disclosure obligations under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and federal securities laws, boosting the so-called inevitable disclosure theory for ERISA liability, say attorneys at Skadden.
Attorneys at Steptoe & Johnson look at U.S. international, federal and state taxation, including legislative, regulatory and controversy developments expected in 2020.
Four recent cases involving companies' online user agreements will have major impacts on the ways courts assess evidence in such cases, the types of evidence that companies must bring in order to enforce their terms, and the types of arguments that both defendants and plaintiffs will make, says Brian Powers of PactSafe.
After the Federal Circuit’s recent ruling in TCL v. Ericsson, which puts juries at the helm of calculating FRAND damages for standard-essential patents, litigators should focus on preparing a simplified and emotionally persuasive story and garnering the evidentiary support necessary for a favorable appeal, says Larry Sandell of Mei & Mark.
During the last 10 years, the need to embrace change was fundamental for law firms, and that change affected associates in many ways — most, but not all, for the better, says Brad Kaufman, co-president of Greenberg Traurig.
One year after a pivotal Illinois Supreme Court ruling broadened liability under the Biometric Information Privacy Act, companies in a wide variety of industries need to be vigilant of a rise in potentially financially ruinous class action filings, and there are several steps they can take to protect themselves from BIPA liability, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.
The Federal Reserve's development of a real-time payment and settlement service raises important questions related to consumer protection, litigation risk, and fraud and overdraft liability, say Ling Ling Ang at NERA Economic Consulting and Judy Mok at Ballard Spahr.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s final rules implementing the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act complete the revamp of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which will be more complex and better resourced to address evolving national security risks that arise in the context of foreign investments, say attorneys at Akin Gump.