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Judge rules for Fitbit in patent dispute with Jawbone

Fitbit just won a legal ruling invalidating the patents Jawbone was using to block it from importing its foreign-made fitness bands to the US. The ruling reduces the chance for Fitbit to face an import ban from the US International Trade Commi…

Amazon is liable for in-app purchases made by kids, court finds

A federal judge today ruled that Amazon did not sufficiently warn people of the possibility of in-app purchases in “free” apps, making the company liable for unwanted charges incurred by children. The FTC filed the case in 2014 and argued that Amazon…

'1666 Amsterdam' is back in 'Assassin's Creed' creator's hands

Ubisoft and Patrice Désilets, the creative director of Assassin’s Creed and Assassin’s Creed 2, have reached an agreement that gives Désilets ownership of a mysterious original IP, 1666 Amsterdam. Désilets and Ubisoft have a rock…

Feds scrap Apple lawsuit in New York

The Department of Justice will no longer go after Apple in court in an effort to compel the company to unlock an iPhone related to a Brooklyn drug case. According to the court document US Attorney Robert Capers submitted (and obtained by Apple…

Uber will pay $100 million to settle lawsuits in two states

Uber announced tonight that it has settled a pair of class-action lawsuits from drivers in California and Massachusetts. The settlement will pay $84 million to the plaintiffs, plus an extra $16 million if the company goes public and its valuat…

Apple agrees to pay $24.9 million to settle Siri patent lawsuit

Apple has agreed to settle yet another lawsuit from the ever-growing list of litigations it’s battling to the tune of $24.9 million. This particular case, filed back in 2012 by a company called Dynamic Advances, alleges that Siri infringes on a paten…

Lawsuit asks Justice Department to reveal decryption orders

Do you want to know whether or not US officials have ever forced a company to decrypt data to aid in an investigation? So does the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The civil liberties group has sued the Department of Justice to make it reveal…

Microsoft sues US government to remove gag on data requests

Apple may have the eye of the US government when it comes to encryption, but Microsoft is taking aim at the Justice Department as well. Redmond is suing the government over the right to tell its customers when the authorities ask it to hand ov…

EU court says linking to copyrighted material isn't illegal

The EU Court of Justice announced in 2014 that it doesn’t see linking to a publicly available website as a form of copyright infringement. Now, its Advocate General, Melchior Wathelet, says linking to a website doesn’t break the law even if it hosts…

Uber settles background check lawsuit in California

Uber promises never to describe its service as the “safest ride on the road” or call its background check process “the gold standard” again. That’s one of the terms it agreed to when it hashed out a settlement agreement with the San Francisco and Los…

Court awards $20 million in YouTube channel dispute

YouTube channels can be tremendous things when everything goes according to plan, but things can get really, truly ugly when their creators disagree with each other. Brandon Keating and David Moss have won both a $20 million award and controll…

DJI goes after Yuneec with patent infringement suit

Drones are a mainstream item in today’s tech world, and two rival UAV makers are heading to court. DJI filed a patent infringement lawsuit in California against Yuneec for violating two of its patents. The company claims that Yuneec is selling produc…

Uber CEO faces class-action lawsuit over price fixing

After failing to get a class-action lawsuit dismissed, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will go to court over price fixing claims. A US district court judge in New York ruled Kalanick has to face the class of passengers alleging that he conspired with…

Soccer legend Pele suing Samsung over doppelganger

Korean tech giant Samsung isn’t a stranger to lawsuits, with its most famous legal battle being that never-ending one against Apple. But now, Samsung is about to face another legal challenge, after soccer legend Pelé has filed a $30 million la…

FTC sues Volkswagen over false 'Clean Diesel' car ads

Volkswagen’s US legal woes aren’t stopping with the lawsuit from the Justice Department. The Federal Trade Commission has filed its own lawsuit against the car maker, accusing it of deceiving customers by running a “Clean Diesel” ad campaign between…

Tim Cook starts today's Apple event with some words for the FBI

“We will not shrink from this responsibility.”

That’s how Apple CEO Tim Cook started today’s live “Loop You In” event, with a message about privacy, security and encryption. Cook said that Apple has a responsibility to protect its customers’ data, n…

Lyft drivers would make more as employees, estimates show

Critics claim that ridesharing companies stiff drivers by labeling them as contractors rather than full employees, but how much are they losing out on, really? Quite a bit, if you ask those drivers’ lawyers. In the wake of Lyft’s proposed lawsuit set…

College athletes in EA lawsuit will receive an average of $1,600

Back in July, a judge approved a $60 million settlement between Electronic Arts and a number of college athletes over the use of their likeness in games. Athletes with a valid claim, all 24,819 of them, will finally get their share of the sett…

Apple loses video streaming patent case in Germany

OpenTV might not be able to beat Apple in a popularity contest, but it just won a court case against Tim Cook and his crew in Germany. The software maker filed a lawsuit against Apple in 2014, accusing the company of infringing on five patents…

Jawbone widens its legal claims against Fitbit

Jawbone isn’t holding back in its lawsuit campaign against Fitbit over purported corporate espionage… if anything, it’s ramping things up. The company tells us that it filed a motion to widen its complaint against Fitbit after the court-ordered for…

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