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Apple Faces Second Suit From Victorious Patent Firm
Patents

Apple Faces Second Suit From Victorious Patent Firm

A Texas company is again suing the tech giant, this time over the same patents' use in devices introduced after the original case was underway.
What Should Employers Do About Misrepresentation?
Legal Issues

What Should Employers Do About Misrepresentation?

NBC's Brian Williams and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald were caught in misstatements, awakening a discussion about workplace ethics.
Heather R. Huhman
Using FOIA Requests for a Competitive Edge
Competition

Using FOIA Requests for a Competitive Edge

The government has a wealth of information that could help your business. You just have to ask.
Issamar Ginzberg
Unions, Charity Accuse McDonald's of Avoiding $1.1 Billion in Tax
Taxes

Unions, Charity Accuse McDonald's of Avoiding $1.1 Billion in Tax

In Europe, the fast-food giant is accused of routing revenues through a Luxembourg unit.
Apple Ordered to Pay $533 Million for Patent Infringement
Patents

Apple Ordered to Pay $533 Million for Patent Infringement

A federal jury in Texas found that its iTunes software infringed three patents owned by patent licensing firm Smartflash LLC.
Industry Lobbyists Take Aim at Proposed FAA Drone Rules
Drones

Industry Lobbyists Take Aim at Proposed FAA Drone Rules

Businesses hoping to capitalize on the commercial potential of drones are preparing to push back against proposed regulations that would strictly limit how the aircraft can be used.
Yelp Sues Sites That Claim They Can Sell Business Owners 5-Star Reviews
Legal

Yelp Sues Sites That Claim They Can Sell Business Owners 5-Star Reviews

The embattled crowdsourced review platform returns to court again but this time it is on the other side of the legal line.
Nina Zipkin
On U.S. Net Neutrality Rules, 11th-Hour Push Against Vague Rule
Net Neutrality

On U.S. Net Neutrality Rules, 11th-Hour Push Against Vague Rule

One aspect of the rules is drawing criticism from both opponents and proponents of tighter regulation.
Lawsuits Facing Uber and Lyft Could Alter the Sharing Economy
Sharing Economy

Lawsuits Facing Uber and Lyft Could Alter the Sharing Economy

Some drivers of those companies argue they've been misclassified as independent contractors and want full employee status.
Kate Rogers
How to Protect Your Company's Valuable Social Media Contacts
Social Media

How to Protect Your Company's Valuable Social Media Contacts

It is easy for an employee to take business away from your company through social media. You need to protect yourself.
Susan Solovic
Apple Sued Over Alleged Employee Poaching
Legal Issues

Apple Sued Over Alleged Employee Poaching

An electric-car battery maker says Apple lured away some of the company's top engineers to build a large-scale battery division.
U.S. Marshals to Auction 50,000 Bitcoins From Silk Road
Bitcoin

U.S. Marshals to Auction 50,000 Bitcoins From Silk Road

The auction follows the recent criminal conviction of the mastermind behind the online black market.
BlackBerry to Seacrest: This Ain't Over
Legal Issues

BlackBerry to Seacrest: This Ain't Over

The Canadian tech company ratchets up its fight versus Seacrest's Typo with new complaint.
Draft Rules on Commercial Drones Keep Some Limits on Use
Regulations

Draft Rules on Commercial Drones Keep Some Limits on Use

The U.S. aviation regulator proposed rules for commercial drone flights that would lift some restrictions but would still bar other activities.