Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk’s ongoing discussions with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission about his free-wheeling use of Twitter “continue to be productive,” Musk and the SEC have told a New York federal judge.
As recently promised, Facebook and Instagram are cracking down on fake social media engagement, lodging a suit in California federal court Thursday seeking $10 million from a New Zealand company and its owners for allegedly selling fake "likes" to Instagram users.
The First and Fifth Circuits in separate rulings have refused to toss evidence the FBI gathered using malware about suspects in a massive child pornography sting, joining seven sister circuits in finding that law enforcement had obtained in good faith the sweeping warrant that authorized the investigative tactic.
The New York Attorney General's Office on Thursday opened an investigation into Facebook's unauthorized collection of 1.5 million users' email contact lists, while Ireland's privacy regulator said it was looking into whether the company broke the law by storing passwords internally in plain text.
A California jury ordered FilmOn, Hologram USA and their founder Alki David to pay a combined $4.6 million and queued up possible punitive damages in an explosive sexual harassment and battery trial that saw the billionaire executive ordered out of the courtroom when he blew up at an opposing attorney.
A California limousine company told a federal judge Thursday that it has properly laid out class claims alleging Uber wrongly classified its drivers as independent contractors to gain a competitive edge, arguing its suit should remain in federal court.
Defensive patent group RPX Corp. has lost its challenge to a data network patent invoked in legal scraps involving the likes of Ericsson and Huawei, with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruling the group failed to show that the invention was obvious.
Attorneys who worked out more than $113 million in settlements on behalf of buyers accusing a slew of battery makers of conspiring to fix the price of lithium-ion batteries are asking a California federal judge to allow them to pocket $34 million for their trouble.
A telecommunications and technology adviser to President Donald Trump will depart the White House to join Fox Corp. as a public policy director in Washington, D.C.
A California state bill that would ban the throttling of first responders' data plans when a state of emergency is declared would immensely help public safety personnel communicate during emergencies, witnesses told a California state assembly committee Wednesday.
Lyft told a California federal court Wednesday that a retired professor shouldn't be allowed to file an amended patent suit loaded with bloated claims that the company stole his idea for a ride-hailing app.
Chinese wearable device maker Huami Corp., advised by Skadden, and cancer-focused biotechnology firm Gritstone Oncology, advised by Latham & Watkins LLP, raised more than $152 million combined through follow-on offerings that priced before trading began Thursday.
A newly announced initiative to train more infrastructure workers for the fifth-generation era will include partnerships with community colleges to set up low-cost training programs and will focus on schools that specialize in trade skills such as electrical line work and those close to military bases, according to Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr.
Facebook asked a New York bankruptcy court on Wednesday to ensure that data sought from defunct British data firm Cambridge Analytica by a group of Facebook users is kept private, saying that “sensitive personal information” could be at risk of exposure.
The Federal Trade Commission was hit with another suit Wednesday challenging the agency’s interpretation that "soundboard" telemarketing technology falls under the purview of robocall laws, days after the Supreme Court declined to wade into the issue with a similar case.
PayScale, led by Willkie, on Thursday scored a majority investment from tech-focused private equity firm Francisco Partners, advised by Kirkland, in a deal that values the compensation-data provider at $325 million.
California lawmakers have advanced eight industry-backed amendments that would scale back the scope of the state's landmark privacy law, including by changing how the law defines personal information.
The Fourth Circuit on Wednesday struck down an exemption that allowed government-backed debt collectors to skirt the Telephone Consumer Protection Act's blanket ban on autodialed calls to cellphones, finding the provision violated the First Amendment's free speech clause.
The Federal Communications Commission shouldn't shift the rules surrounding how swaths of the spectrum earmarked for educational use may be leased, several groups who hold such leases have urged the agency.
The Federal Circuit has held that patent license forum selection clauses can bar Patent Trial and Appeal Board challenges, but attorneys say that might not lead to a win for the patentee in the case, and the board may view the issue differently. Here’s what could happen next.
A brief review of the procedural history of Emulex v. Varjabedian, and the circumstances giving rise to the U.S. Supreme Court’s abrupt dismissal of the case Tuesday, may provide useful insights for future petitioners seeking the court’s review, say attorneys with Labaton Sucharow.
The U.S. Copyright Office is setting up a new licensing collective to handle the rights for digital streaming music services, which will be a great benefit to fans and creators of music, but may be difficult to implement, says Dave Davis of Copyright Clearance Center.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Tuesday to dismiss Emulex v. Varjabedian leaves behind a great deal of confusion in the federal securities laws governing corporate mergers and acquisitions, and there are at least three important consequences, says Lyle Roberts of Shearman & Sterling.
The 13th hearing in the Federal Trade Commission’s series on competition in the 21st century focused on evaluating the FTC’s merger retrospective program. Jon B. Jacobs and Jeremy Keeney of Perkins Coie discuss some of the recurring themes, innovative concepts and key takeaways.
In a recent Law360 guest article, the author applauded the disappearance of jury trials as an inefficient, costly mechanism, but in doing so he overlooked the greater value of jury trials for our justice system, says Stephen Susman, executive director of the Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law.
During the past 15 years, three widely read articles bolstered by starstruck media have promulgated the incorrect perception — sorely in need of revision — that the U.S. Supreme Court bar is limited to a handful of elite lawyers, says Lawrence Ebner of Capital Appellate Advocacy.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently settled with the founder of Jumio for his misstatement of financial results to inflate the value of his company shares. This case is an example of what may be in store if an economic downturn hits the current stable of unicorns, say Joshua Newville and Brian Hooven at Proskauer.
The U.S. Supreme Court's 2016 decision in Samsung v. Apple produced considerable consternation because it did not set a standard for calculating a design patent infringer’s profits to determine a patentee’s compensation. But the lower courts' response suggests any fear of unreasonable awards was premature, say Sterne Kessler attorney Tracy-Gene Durkin and consultant Gary Griswold.
Historically, employee organizing efforts at tech companies have been limited to lower-paying positions, but Kickstarter employees' recently announced plans to unionize could signal a shift toward increased unionizing efforts by tech workers in higher-paid positions, says Candice Zee of Vedder Price.
In patenting innovations involving artificial intelligence, there is uncertainty on issues like inventorship, adequacy of disclosure, assessment of nonobviousness, and patent eligibility. The field of biotechnology once faced similar challenges, say Enrica Bruno and Brian Cash of Steinfl & Bruno.