New York Legalizes E-Bikes and Scooters Amid Pandemic

New York has legalized electric bikes and scooters, as revealed when the State issued its budget on April 1 for Fiscal Year 2021. This decision is a victory for delivery riders, especially in New York City. The budget language closely resembled that in the...

FTC and FCC Demand Providers Stop COVID-19 Robocall Scams

The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission demanded service providers take measures to stop coronavirus-related scam robocalls. “The FCC and...

GE Sued Over Feb. Data Breach

General Electric Company employee Joyce Mercadal filed a class action complaint against General Electric (GE) and Canon Business Process Services, alleging that the company failed...

Fitbit Seeks Declaratory Judgment After ITC Investigation

Fitness tracker giant Fitbit has filed a complaint against Koninkjijke Philips N.V., seeking a declaratory judgment in a potential patent infringement case,...

Tech Giants

NSO Group Asserts Derivate Immunity in WhatsApp Hacking Case

Israel’s NSO Group Technologies Ltd. moved to dismiss the ongoing cyber-espionage lawsuit brought against it by WhatsApp and Facebook. The motion was...

Former Google Engineer Asks Uber To Pay $179m Judgment

Anthony Levandowski, Uber’s former VP of engineering who led the company’s self-driving technology efforts, has asked Uber to pay the $179 million he owes...

DXC Technologies Accused of Misleading Registration Statement

On March 31, Kingstown Partners Master Ltd. et al. filed a complaint against DXC Technology Company (“DXC”) for securities fraud. The plaintiffs...

Amicus Briefs Supporting Respondent filed in SCOTUS TCPA Case Ahead of April Argument

Nine amicus curiae briefs were filed in the Supreme Court case regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) on April 1. Facebook...

Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Completed After Legal Challenges

The T-Mobile/Sprint merger is complete, according to a T-Mobile press release on April 1. It says the merger is creating “the New...

Amazon Opposes Department of Defense Remand in JEDI Dispute

Amazon filed an opposition to the Department of Defense’s motion for voluntary remand in the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract case, also...

Emerging Tech

Pelosi and Khanna Request Assistance for VC-backed Startups

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal.) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Cal.) have asked the government to include venture capital-backed startups in stimulus packages, so they can receive small-business loans. Pelosi and Khanna sent a letter to...

GE Sued Over Feb. Data Breach

General Electric Company employee Joyce Mercadal filed a class action complaint against General Electric (GE) and Canon Business Process Services, alleging that the company failed...

Fitbit Seeks Declaratory Judgment After ITC Investigation

Fitness tracker giant Fitbit has filed a complaint against Koninkjijke Philips N.V., seeking a declaratory judgment in a potential patent infringement case,...

TracFone Fined $6m For Violating Lifeline Program Rules

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fined TracFone Wireless $6 million for violating the rules of the Lifeline program, which provides discounted telecommunication services to...

NSO Group Asserts Derivate Immunity in WhatsApp Hacking Case

Israel’s NSO Group Technologies Ltd. moved to dismiss the ongoing cyber-espionage lawsuit brought against it by WhatsApp and Facebook. The motion was...

Around Law Street

Core Optical Files Complaint Against Nokia For Patent Infringement

On November 12, plaintiff Core Optical Technologies filed a complaint against defendant Nokia Corporation (Core Optical Technologies v. Nokia Corporation and Nokia of America...

Twitter Details Political Ad Ban Strategy

On November 15, Twitter tightened its political ads ban to include references to political candidates, legislation, or ads that advocate for certain social or...

Facebook to Expand Efforts Against Ad Discrimination

On December 3, Facebook announced that it has taken steps to prevent ad discrimination as part of its settlement with the American Civil Liberties...

Conspirators Charged in $722m Crypto Ponzi Scheme

The United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey Craig Carpenito announced in a press release on Tuesday that it had charged five...

United States Army and Navy Bans TikTok

The United States Army has now banned soldiers from using social media app TikTok on government-owned phones a few days after the Navy decided...

Princeps Secundus v. Samsung – One of Many Filed by Plaintiff for Patent Infringement

On January 9, plaintiff Princeps Secundus LLC filed a complaint against defendant Samsung (Princeps Secundus LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. et al 3:20-cv-00201-JSC)...

FCC Launches 3.5 GHz Spectrum for Approved Companies

The Federal Communications Commission has announced its certification of four companies as Spectrum Access System (SAS) Administrators. The designated companies will work...

FCC Proposes Changes to TV White Space Rules, Increasing Broadband Coverage

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has proposed to change rules governing TV white space rules, and reallocate the space to improving broadband coverage in rural...

California Seeks To Toss AB-5 Suit

California has sought to dismiss a suit aiming to block AB-5, a new law aimed at regulating the so-called “gig economy.” AB-5...

Intellectual Property

Fitbit Seeks Declaratory Judgment After ITC Investigation

Fitness tracker giant Fitbit has filed a complaint against Koninkjijke Philips N.V., seeking a declaratory judgment in a potential patent infringement case,...

Facebook and Princeton Sued over Allegedly Scraped Data

UAB Planner5D filed a complaint against defendants Facebook and Princeton University for copyright infringement. Planner 5D maintains a collection of digitized...

“Fortnite” IP Case Mostly Dismissed

The Pennsylvania Eastern District Court has issued a memorandum and opinion in musician Leo Pellegrino’s lawsuit against Epic Games. He alleged that Epic Games...

Policy

FTC and FCC Demand Providers Stop COVID-19 Robocall Scams

The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission demanded service providers take measures to stop coronavirus-related scam robocalls. “The FCC and...

TracFone Fined $6m For Violating Lifeline Program Rules

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fined TracFone Wireless $6 million for violating the rules of the Lifeline program, which provides discounted telecommunication services to...

Altria’s $12.8 Billion JUUL Investment Receives Lawsuit from FTC

The Federal Trade Commission filed an administrative complaint against tobacco giant Altria’s investment in JUUL Labs, alleging that the investment eliminates competition...

Cybersecurity

GE Sued Over Feb. Data Breach

General Electric Company employee Joyce Mercadal filed a class action complaint against General Electric (GE) and Canon Business Process Services, alleging that the company failed...

NSO Group Asserts Derivate Immunity in WhatsApp Hacking Case

Israel’s NSO Group Technologies Ltd. moved to dismiss the ongoing cyber-espionage lawsuit brought against it by WhatsApp and Facebook. The motion was...

Amicus Briefs Supporting Respondent filed in SCOTUS TCPA Case Ahead of April Argument

Nine amicus curiae briefs were filed in the Supreme Court case regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) on April 1. Facebook...