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While spam calls and texts are becoming more sophisticated, courts have disagreed about what types of “automatic telephone dialing system[s]” are limited by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of…

September 27, 2018
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After months of being on the hot-seat on Capitol Hill, in the press, and among its users, Facebook is now facing a pair of shareholder suits alleging that it misled investors about its expected…

August 6, 2018
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The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has sought permission to file an amicus brief in a pharmaceutical patent case, urging a district court to reject the argument that patent infringement suits…

June 26, 2018
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On June 8, 2018, Qualcomm shareholders filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of California against Qualcomm Inc., its CEO, and its CFO for, essentially, secretly requesting a Committee on Foreign…

June 14, 2018
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In December 2017, Apple announced its intention to purchase UK-based app maker Shazam for $400 million. Shazam is best known for developing one of the most popular music recognition apps, which uses…

April 27, 2018
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In the wake of recent revelations regarding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or the “Commission”) has publicly confirmed an investigation into Facebook’s privacy…

March 27, 2018
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Last Monday, as reported on by V&E , President Trump put an abrupt halt to Singaporean chipmaker Broadcom Ltd.’s efforts to acquire U.S.-based Qualcomm Inc., when he issued an executive order…

March 21, 2018
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President Trump, on Monday, issued an executive order prohibiting Broadcom Ltd.’s proposed takeover of Qualcomm Inc., and “any substantially equivalent merger, acquisition, or takeover, whether…

March 15, 2018
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In order to aid small businesses, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has released a Staff Perspective and a series of articles targeted to consumers and businesses about the availability of secure…

March 1, 2018
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At a February 14, 2018, confirmation hearing on President Trump’s nominees to the Federal Trade Commission before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, Senators asked the…

February 20, 2018
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A lawsuit filed by innovative technology and automotive company Tesla Motors, which challenges Michigan’s ban on direct car sales to consumers, raises the conflict between the need for discovery into…

February 15, 2018
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Last week, we wrote that Apple found itself in hot water when a federal magistrate imposed a $300,000 sanction against the company for failing to meet a Rule 45 (third-party subpoena) document…

February 12, 2018