Posts tagged “TechLaw”

November 9

Arizona firm sues Cree over LED bulb design

Cree logo A former Cree customer, Arizona-b ased Optol.lum, is suing the company, maintaining that it stole a design for LED light bulbs from Opto.Lum's from its founder and CEO Joel Dry.

Tags: TechLaw, Cree
Updated October 28

Premium Lock Crowdfunding news: SEC fixes significant potholes for intrastate offerings

Crowdfunding  The Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") took steps to "update and modernize how companies can raise money from investors through intrastate and small offerings." These changes should make it easier for more companies to use NC PACES to raise capital.

October 20

Premium Lock T-Mobile will pay $48M to settle FCC charges

T-Mobile T-Mobile US has agreed to pay $48 million to settle FCC charges that it did not adequately disclose its unlimited data plan restrictions. T-Moble also agreed to update its customer disclosures.A large part of the fine, $35.5 million, will fund a consumer benefit program.

Updated July 25

Premium Lock Nintendo shares plummet; 4 days left to get free Win 10; Raleigh Geeks settle

Bulldog In today's update of technology news: Nintendo shares plummet; only four days left to get the free Windows 10 upgrade; Raleigh Geeks settlement.

Updated July 25

Premium Lock McCrory signs NC crowdfunding law

Gov. Pat McCrory Gov. Pat McCrory signed a crowdfunding law Friday that gives North Carolina startups an alternative way to raise funds and brings a new pool of investors to the table.

Tags: TechLaw
July 5

Premium Lock #CancerMoonshot, patent initiative will likely benefit Triangle

Cancer research  Guest opinion: The recently launched #CancerMoonshot coupled with a new patent office initiative will likely benefit the Triangle. says Ward and Smith, P.A. Attorney Dr. Jeff Childers. He expects a boost will come for cancer immunotherapy patent applications.

Updated April 1

Premium Lock Triangle startup CEOs passionate in opposition to HB2

Matt Williamson Tech powerhouses such as Google, Apple and IBM expressed their opposition to North Carolina's HB2 quickly and forcefully, but as a Triangle entrepreneur put it, "discrimination like this hurts businesses of all sizes."

April 1

Premium Lock Google GV uncomfortable with investments in NC

Google Google Ventures (GV) has joined other powerhouse tech organizations opposing NC law HB2, which is viewed as discriminating against the LGBT community.

Updated March 8

Premium Lock Verizon fined $1.35 M for use of super cookies that track users

Verizon Wireless Verizon will pay a $1.3 5 million fine assessed by the Federal Communications Commission for using so-called "super cookies" that tracked users online and could not easily be erased.

March 8

Premium Lock Fitbit files countersuit against Raleigh's Valencell

Valencell Fitbit, the wearables company, has filed a counterclaim to the lawsuit Raleigh sensor technology developer Valencll filed in January. The Valenscell suit alleged that fitbit infringed on four of its patents.

Tags: Apple, TechLaw
Updated February 23

Premium Lock Apple v. FBI: A Campbell law professor analyzes the case

Kevin Lee While the government may have the right to compel Apple to help the FBI obtain data from a terrorist's iPhone, Campbell University law professor Kevin Lee calls the case "chilling" and fraught with implications.

Updated January 11

Premium Lock Medfusion (David), Allscripts (Goliath) declare peace - but who won? Anyone?

Medfusion says it has settled its multi-million lawsuit with Allscripts in a legal fight around whether Allscripts paid all the money due the Cary firm under a services contract. But which company prevailed? A top Triangle tech attorney offers his insight - and some lessons.

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December 23, 2015

Premium Lock Drone on - May I see your flight registration please?

Ward and Smith, P.A.   TechLaw: Are you planning to give a drone as a Christmas or holiday gift? If so, you may want to include a note with the gift informing the recipient of the need to register with the federal government before the first flight.

Tags: TechLaw
Updated December 9, 2015

Premium Lock The sticks and stones of Internet libel: What legal recourse do you have if an anonymous Internet poster defames your business?

Ward and Smith, P.A.   TechLaw: Negative and untrue comments about your business may be posted on the Internet without attribution. Here's what you need to know if you are considering legal action against the anonymous Internet posters.

Tags: TechLaw
November 25, 2015

Premium Lock Company-paid personal expenses may be income for determining child support obligations

Ward and Smith, P.A.   TechLaw: A company may be the owner of an employee's residence, vehicle, cellular phone, and it may also pay other personal expenses so that the employee has a minimum level of income for income tax purposes. But these payments may still be considered income to that employee when the court calculates the employee's child support obligations.

Tags: TechLaw
Updated October 22, 2015

Premium Lock Best holiday tech gifts, making room for HQ Raleigh, Quintiles forms alliance, Senate debates cybersecurity bill

Bulldog In today's Bulldog Update of technology news: Best Buy survey cites best holiday tech gifts; making room for HQ Raleigh; cyber security bill advances in Senate, Quintiles, IMS Health form alliance.

October 14, 2015

Premium Lock Can't find enough cash flow in the stock market? Maybe a "triple-net lease" is your answer

Ward and Smith, P.A.   TechLaw: Are you looking for an investment that produces reasonable cash flows with relatively little active involvement? For many investors, the advantages of investing in real estate associated with a "Triple Net Lease" or "NNN lease" are appealing.

Tags: TechLaw
September 30, 2015

Premium Lock NC Data Centers Act extends tax benefits to multi-tenant facilities

Sentinel Data Centers The new North Carolina Data Centers Act, signed into law Wednesday morning extends the tax benefits available to single owners such as Google, Apple or Amazon to multi-tenant facilities where combined investment reaches $75 million.

Updated September 18, 2015

Premium Lock Atlantic Coast Pipeline could lower energy costs, create jobs

New Duke Energy logo Atlantic Coast Pipeline has formally applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for permission to build a 564-mile interstate natural gas transmission pipeline. Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas are among the four companies that will build and own the pipeline research says would save energy costs and create jobs.

Updated September 15, 2015

Premium Lock North Carolina in top ten for favorable litigation climate

state litigation climate survey North Carolina in the top ten among states viewed as having a favorable litigation environment, coming in at number 7, according to a survey by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. The state's ranking is up from number 13 previously.,

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