Author: Joe Mullin

Uber walks away from Otto trademark

With a litigation deadline in the Waymo v. Uber case, the company has enough going on. – Ars Technica

May 26th, 2017 Ars Technica, Technology

Creator of SecurID sues Apple, Visa over digital payment patents

A company that couldn’t strike a deal with Visa now seeks patent royalties. – Ars Technica

May 26th, 2017 Ars Technica, Technology

If you’d bought $1,000 of Bitcoin in 2010, you’d be worth $35M

Price of Bitcoin has doubled in 2017, and other currencies have jumped even more. – Ars Technica

May 24th, 2017 Ars Technica, Technology

Apple and Nokia end their patent fight

Lawsuits get settled, but what about the companies wielding Nokia patents? – Ars Technica

May 24th, 2017 Ars Technica, Technology

Apple and Nokia bury the hatchet

Lawsuits get settled, but what about the companies wielding Nokia patents? – Ars Technica

May 24th, 2017 Ars Technica, Technology

Supreme Court makes it much harder for patent trolls to sue in East Texas

Folks got sued in East Texas “just because they had a website.” Those days may be over. – Ars Technica

May 22nd, 2017 Ars Technica, Technology

Lawyer who founded Prenda Law is disbarred

Twenty-one months later, an ethics complaint ends in disbarment. – Ars Technica

May 22nd, 2017 Ars Technica, Technology

Uber threatens to fire Levandowski if he doesn’t comply with court order

Can Uber engineer be forced to choose between the Fifth Amendment and his job? – Ars Technica

May 19th, 2017 Ars Technica, Technology

Talks on planned laptop ban for European-US flights end with no deal

Trump shared classified info with Russians, so EU officials want more info, too. – Ars Technica

May 19th, 2017 Ars Technica, Technology

Judge: Uber can’t push Waymo lawsuit into arbitration

Waymo v. Uber also gets referred to the US attorney for investigation. – Ars Technica

May 12th, 2017 Ars Technica, Technology

Cloudflare, sued by its first “patent troll,” hits back hard

Blackbird Technologies, owned by its own lawyers, has filed over 100 lawsuits. – Ars Technica

May 11th, 2017 Ars Technica, Technology

Radio station spent two years advising listeners how to stash child porn

“Always use an external drive and hide it where nobody will ever find it.” – Ars Technica

May 11th, 2017 Ars Technica, Technology

Report: Ban on laptops in planes may expand to Europe

Electronics larger than cell phones might be barred on US-bound flights. – Ars Technica

May 11th, 2017 Ars Technica, Technology

Megaupload users still can’t get data back

The answer for users waiting five years for their seized data? Keep waiting. – Ars Technica

May 9th, 2017 Ars Technica, Technology

Trump administration to Supreme Court: Don’t hear EFF “Dancing Baby” case

Copyright fight over 29 seconds of a toddler dancing to Prince is now a decade old. – Ars Technica

May 8th, 2017 Ars Technica, Technology

Waymo to judge: Stop Uber from using our trade secrets, ASAP

Internal documents show Levandowski’s deal with Uber: stock worth $250 million. – Ars Technica

May 3rd, 2017 Ars Technica, Technology