Congress Urges FCC Action on SIM Swapping Scams

Congress implored the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on January 9 to act on SIM swapping scams. SIM swapping is “a particularly invasive form of fraud that involves tricking a target’s mobile carrier into transferring someone’s wireless service to a device they control.” While the FCC...

Microsoft Argues Uniloc Owes Fees For Duplicative Patent Suit

Microsoft filed an opening brief in its case against Uniloc 2017 on January 15, before the Federal Circuit, appealing a court order...

Facebook Sued for Shutting Out Competition

On January 16, plaintiffs Reveal Chat Holdco LLC, et al filed a class action complaint against defendant Facebook alleging antitrust violations. Plaintiffs are represented by...

Nets Point Guard to Launch Investment Service

Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets launched an investment service on January 13. Dinwiddie’s investment service is in partnership with Securitize, a...

Tech Giants

Microsoft Argues Uniloc Owes Fees For Duplicative Patent Suit

Microsoft filed an opening brief in its case against Uniloc 2017 on January 15, before the Federal Circuit, appealing a court order...

Facebook Sued for Shutting Out Competition

On January 16, plaintiffs Reveal Chat Holdco LLC, et al filed a class action complaint against defendant Facebook alleging antitrust violations. Plaintiffs are represented by...

Twitter Apologizes After Ad Targeting Revelations

In the latest in a years-long debate over the relationship between social media, advertising, and free speech, Twitter has apologized for letting...

Chrome to Drop Tracking Cookies by 2022

On January 14, Google announced that it would be dropping third-party cookies on its platform by 2022. The plan will bring Google...

Amicus Briefs Filed in Years-Long Oracle/Google Dispute

Nearly a decade ago, Oracle sued Google for copyright infringement. The case has since been appealed multiple times and is now waiting...

Lessig Sues NYT for Defamation

On January 13, Harvard Law professor Lawrence Lessig filed a complaint in Massachusetts District Court against The New York Times Company, alleging defamation. Lessig...

Emerging Tech

Nets Point Guard to Launch Investment Service

Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets launched an investment service on January 13. Dinwiddie’s investment service is in partnership with Securitize, a security token platform. The service was first announced in October when Dinwiddie said he planned...

Facebook Sued for Shutting Out Competition

On January 16, plaintiffs Reveal Chat Holdco LLC, et al filed a class action complaint against defendant Facebook alleging antitrust violations. Plaintiffs are represented by...

Nets Point Guard to Launch Investment Service

Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets launched an investment service on January 13. Dinwiddie’s investment service is in partnership with Securitize, a...

Legal Services Corp. President Jim Sandman Steps Down After Nine Years

Photo courtesy of Legal Services Corporation. Jim Sandman announced in an e-mail this morning that he will step down as...

Department of Labor Locks Down Reporting of Employment Stats

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a division of the Department of Labor, announced changes to the way that the release of...

Around Law Street

NSO Employees Sue Facebook for Deleting Accounts

Late in October, WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned social media company, sued NSO Group, an Israeli technology firm, for abusing a flaw in WhatsApp’s...

FBI Warns Consumers About Smart TV Security Risks

The Oregon branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation posted a press release warning of the potential dangers of smart TVs in the lead...

Spotify Will Suspend Political Ads in 2020

On December 27, Spotify announced that it would stop selling political ads on the ad-supported version of its platform beginning in early...

easyGroup Sues Airline Easyfly and Third-Party Ticket Promoters For Trademark Infringement

easyGroup, a British corporation, filed a complaint on January 7 in the Southern District of Florida for trademark infringement, counterfeiting of trademark, false designation...

Senators ask FTC to look into Amazon for Capital One Hack

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Elizabeth Warren (D- Mass.) have asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Amazon.com, Inc. to see if the...

Google Set To Offer Checking Account Service

On November 13, Google announced that it will offer personal checking accounts in 2020 through its Google Pay app; the project is code-named Cache....

Pro Music Rights Sues Spotify For Failed Royalty Payment

On November 25, plaintiff Pro Music Rights filed a complaint against Defendant, Spotify (Pro Music Rights, LLC and Sosa Entertainment LLC v. Spotify AB,...

Games Company SciPlay Sued over IPO Docs

Hongwei Li bought stock in SciPlay, a digital game developer, that can be traced to the company’s IPO. A complaint was filed...

Amazon Allegedly Threatened to Fire Employees That Spoke About Climate Change

On January 2, the Washington Post reported allegations that Amazon employees were threatened with termination by their employer after they publicly spoke...

Intellectual Property

IBM Joins Anti-Troll LOT Network

On January 14, IBM announced it was joining the LOT Network, a non-profit group of companies creating protective measures for its members against patent assertion...

Amicus Briefs Filed in Years-Long Oracle/Google Dispute

Nearly a decade ago, Oracle sued Google for copyright infringement. The case has since been appealed multiple times and is now waiting...

Apple TV+ sued for Copyright Infringement for Series

A copyright infringement complaint has been filed against Apple, producer M. Night Shyamalan, and other individuals and corporations for the Apple TV+ series Servant. The...

Policy

Department of Labor Locks Down Reporting of Employment Stats

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a division of the Department of Labor, announced changes to the way that the release of...

Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Trial Ends

A group of states filed a joint suit to prevent the T-Mobile and Sprint merger in July. New York and California Attorney...

Senators Move to Subsidize Huawei Competitors for 5G

Six Senators crossing party lines introduced a bill Wednesday that would set aside $1.25 billion over the next decade for investment in...

Cybersecurity

DoJ, Apple Encryption Backdoor Battle Renewed

A renewed skirmish over iPhone encryption is heating up between Apple and the Department of Justice this week. On Monday...

Senators Move to Subsidize Huawei Competitors for 5G

Six Senators crossing party lines introduced a bill Wednesday that would set aside $1.25 billion over the next decade for investment in...

Congress Urges FCC Action on SIM Swapping Scams

Congress implored the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on January 9 to act on SIM swapping scams. SIM swapping is “a particularly invasive...