The Federal Trade Commission sent letters to more than 90 businesses, informing them that they could potentially be in violation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act when changes to the law go into effect on July 1.
A federal judge ruled on Monday that the estate of late entrepreneur and Internet activist Aaron Swartz may release to Congress and the public some of the information gathered by the lawyers preparing his defense in his hacking case.
Patent pools bundles of patents intended to facilitate cross-licensing and steer technology into the marketplace have been touted as a way to cut litigation and transaction costs for businesses. A study released by a former Federal Trade Commission official challenges that assumption.
Robert Berman makes no bones about it: the company he runs, CopyTele Inc., is a patent monetization and patent assertion entity. In colloquial parlance, that means it's a "patent troll." And Berman is not apologetic about it.
A federal judge, describing a massive fraud involving the enforcement of copyrights to downloaded pornography, has referred four lawyers to licensing authorities for possible misconduct and to federal prosecutors for possible RICO charges.
A U.S. district judge in Seattle has forcefully rejected Motorola's request that it be paid billions of dollars in royalty fees for its standards-essential patents by Microsoft, which calls the question: Did Google overpay when it acquired Motorola for $12.5 billion in 2012?
In the case that has shaped the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, defendant David Nosal will try to show that logging on to a company computer was just business, not criminal.
The Georgia Court of Appeals has upheld a judge who pulled the plug on a warring couple's Facebook fights, rejecting the husband's arguments that prohibiting the spouses from communicating via social media violates his free speech rights.
The U.S. has taken its first real swipe at China following accusations that the Beijing government is behind a widespread and systemic hacking campaign targeting U.S. businesses.