The year 2016 was momentous in politics and celebrity deaths, but also in the field of technology law. Here’s our wrap-up of the five most significant tech cases that hit the judiciary in the past year.
What should be of antitrust concern is how Apple has used its iOS monopoly power in anticompetitive ways that go far beyond what Microsoft was lambasted for doing to Netscape in the now-ancient 1990s.
One of the most perplexing issues in communications policy — with a convoluted 20-year history — is that of the cable television set-top box. We may finally be on the verge of a new era where the user interface is more important than that archaic box.
Nearly six months before this week’s reveal of iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was in talks with Comcast Corp. about “teaming up for a streaming-television service that would use an Apple set-top box and get special treatment on Comcast’s cables to ensure it bypasses congestion on the Web.” For content, the […]
Wouldn’t it be interesting if Siri, the most famous example of artificial intelligence, was deposed in litigation against Apple claiming the technology did not work as advertised?
The Ninth Circuit confirmed my prediction by tossing one of the private antitrust class actions against Apple, which had challenged the lawfulness of the proprietary DRM technology Apple initially used for downloadable digital music.
The first and best example of Internet disintermediation, Amazon.com, is quietly going a bit in the other direction.
NFC and competing technologies are revolutionizing mobile payment processing, but the driver of change is not what many would expect.
The European Union has ordered Google to make “sweeping changes” to its business model by extending restrictions being demanded for Web search into the mobile realm. That’s wrong because mobile is fundamentally different for 5 profoundly important reasons.
With reality television all the rage, viewers may wonder why there’s been no reality series about the inbred high-tech ecosystem of Silicon Valley. There should be, because the reality of how our technology bastion really competes today — namely by patent litigation and acquisitions — is astonishing.