IMS Insights: Internet, Blockchain, and IP Litigation
November 14, 2018
Although the future implications surrounding blockchain are of great potential, developmental challenges still exist. We sat down with Dr. Steve Kursh, an IMS elite expert, professor, and consultant in the technology industry for an exclusive interview on the future of smart contracts and IP litigation.
Bitcoin Boom Are Cryptocurrencies Securities Subject to Regulation by the SEC
July 26, 2018
Bitcoin was launched in January 2009 as the world’s first cryptocurrency — a digital asset designed to function as a currency that is created and managed by decentralized computers, using encryption techniques instead of a central bank or other government authority.
Leading Voices Weigh in On TIKD Antitrust Suit
April 4, 2018
In December of last year, we wrote an article about an Antitrust case concerning the Florida Bar and TIKD, a tech startup that makes legal services (e.g., handling traffic tickets) accessible to Florida residents through a smartphone app. Since then, the DOJ has filed a Statement of Interest in the suit, solidifying its interest in the matter and aligning its position with that of companies like TIKD, LegalZoom, and Avvo that are seeking to compete in this market. We interviewed some of the leading voices in this case to get their take on this issue. Read on to learn more.
The Florida Bar Faces Antitrust Suit: How Many Lawyers Does It Take
December 5, 2017
In a recent lawsuit filed in Florida, an internet-based ticket-handling service app, TIKD, claims the Florida Bar, in conjunction with the Ticket Clinic, have conspired to drive TIKD out of business. With allegations of unauthorized practice of law, antitrust, conspiracy in restraint of trade, and tortuous interference at stake, we have to wonder: How many lawyers is it going to take to prove or defend these claims?
130B Tech Merger Takes Monopoly to a Global Scale
November 28, 2017
Do you know how many people in the world own a smartphone? If the number 2.4 billion would not surprise you, smartphone chip producer, Broadcom’s offer to purchase its competitor, Qualcomm, for $130B probably would not either. At IMS, our team is prepared for many more globally-impactful deals like this to emerge, particularly in the smart technology market, and we’re curious followers: Do you think Broadcom can push this $130B deal through?
ATT to Buy Time Warner for 85B Will Trump “Trump” It
November 8, 2016
Coined as the “biggest deal in the world this year,” it’s no surprise Donald Trump has an opinion on it. Would AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner for $85 billion put too much power in the hands of too few? The DOJ is watching and all are speculating whether it will stop this mega media deal.
General Understanding Is Enough for Admissibility under Daubert
August 22, 2016
“I can see Russia from my house.” We all remember this line. Did anyone think that made Palin an expert on foreign policy? Likely not. But, how much experience is really needed? According to the Second Circuit, “close” may be enough.