Peloton and Flywheel Sports Settle Two-Year Patent Infringement Dispute
    On February 3, 2020, Peloton Interactive, Inc. and Flywheel Sports, Inc. reached a settlement in their two-year patent infringement dispute.
    Facebook Settles BIPA Data Privacy Case for $550 Million
    On January 30, 2020, Facebook agreed to pay $550 million to settle alleged violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) in the matter of Nimesh Patel, et al v. Facebook, Inc.
    Caltech Awarded $1.1 Billion Verdict in Patent Infringement Dispute Against Apple and Broadcom
    On January 29, 2019, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California announced a verdict in the matter of The California Institute of Technology v. Broadcom Limited et al.
    SEC Publishes Cybersecurity Governance Report
    On January 27, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) released the “Cybersecurity and Resiliency Observations” report.
    Densify Awarded $236 Million In Patent Infringement Dispute Against VMware
    On January 24, 2020, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware awarded cloud optimization software company Densify $236 million in a patent infringement dispute against software company VMware.
    WiLAN Awarded $85 Million in Patent Infringement Dispute Against Apple
    On January 24, 2020, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California awarded WiLAN $85.23 million in a patent infringement dispute against Apple, Inc.
    IT Security Company Agrees to Pay $15 Million to Settle Patent Disputes Brought by Symantec
    On January 14, 2020, cloud-based security company Zscaler, Inc. reached a settlement with cybersecurity company Symantec Corporation and its parent company Broadcom Inc.
    Judge Approves $1.38 Billion Settlement in Equifax Data Breach Lawsuit
    On January 13, 2020, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia issued a Final Order in the matter of Equifax, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation.
    CAFC Rules That PTAB’s Finding of Unpatentability Reverses $1.3 Million Jury Verdict
    On January 10, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Court affirmed a U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas ruling that vacated a $1.3 million damages award in a patent infringement dispute between Personal Audio, LLC and CBS Corporation.
    Dixons Carphone Cyberattack Affecting 14 Million Customers Results in $651,000+ Fine
    On January 13, 2020, England’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company Dixons Carphone £500,000 (equivalent to $651,425.00).
    Google Agrees to $7.5 Million Settlement Over Google+ Data Breach
    On January 6, 2020, Google agreed to a $7.5 million settlement in a class action data breach lawsuit affecting Google+ users.
    California Consumer Privacy Act Officially in Effect January 1, 2020
    On January 1, 2020, the much-anticipated California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect, after it was signed nearly a year and a half ago.