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Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Three female engineers sue Uber for sex and race discrimination, claim Uber pays female engineers less than male, white, and Asian-American counterparts   —  Three female engineers claim that “stack ranking” was stacked against them.  —  A new lawsuit claims Uber pays female engineers …
Oct 26, 2017, 10:15 AMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Study: patent suit filings in East Texas dropped 60%+ in 90 days after SCOTUS limited “venue shopping” by patent trolls, compared to 90 days before the ruling   —  Can Delaware handle the incoming caseload?  —  New lawsuits are down—way down—in the mostly rural district …
Oct 15, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Lawsuit against Grubhub, argued in court this past week, may set a precedent for how gig economy companies define employees vs contractors   —  Was Raef Lawson an employee or a business owner when he drove for GrubHub?  —  SAN FRANCISCO—The first big trial over worker rights in the …
Sep 10, 2017, 6:50 AMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
US magistrate judge rules that Uber lawyers can depose Alphabet CEO Larry Page and rejects Uber's attempt to get docs from Lyft about its deal with Waymo   —  Also, Uber's attempt to get documents from competitor Lyft gets squashed.  —  A US magistrate judge has ruled (PDF) …
Jul 10, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
Ars Technica:
Profile of Shiva Ayyadurai, who claims he invented email and is running as a Republican in a 2018 senatorial election, amid his libel lawsuit against Techdirt   —  “I defined e-mail!  And you guys have got to give me that credit.”  —  History is not fixed; like memory itself, it is an act of reconstruction.
Jun 17, 2017, 2:00 AMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
John Steele, the lawyer behind Prenda Law, pleads guilty to fraud and money laundering, admits he made $6M+ by defrauding internet users   —  Disgraced lawyer made $6 million filing lawsuits over porn—some of which he filmed.  —  One of the attorneys behind the Prenda Law “copyright trolling” …
Mar 8, 2017, 7:45 AMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Sprint wins $139.8M verdict against Time Warner Cable for willfully infringing VoIP patents   —  Can Sprint's patent lawyers force competitors to pay up for VoIP?  —  Sprint has been filing patent lawsuits over VoIP for more than a decade now, and the company may have just scored its biggest payout yet.
Mar 6, 2017, 9:35 AMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Appeals court invalidates Smartflash patents that Apple was ordered to pay $533M for infringing   —  Massive verdict would have been largest ever for a non-practicing entity.  —  It looked like Smartflash LLC had Apple right where it wanted it after a jury awarded the patent-holding company $533 million …
Mar 3, 2017, 9:05 PMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Review of appeals court decisions from 2016 that benefited software patent holders and set the bar for software patents after Supreme Court's Alice decision   —  It's harder, but not impossible, for owners of software patents to win cases.  —  In 2014, the US Supreme Court dealt a major blow to software patents.
Jan 1, 2017, 7:55 AMIn context
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Two lawyers behind Prenda Law, a copyright troll law firm, were arrested and indicted for running a multimillion-dollar extortion scheme   —  Lawyers who turned porn lawsuits into big business now face criminal charges.  —  The two lawyers said to be the masterminds behind Prenda Law …
Dec 18, 2016, 5:00 AMIn context

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