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From Apple to Zendesk, tech sector supports transgender boy at Supreme...

Gavin Grimm is a transgender teenaged boy at the center of a Supreme Court battle about whether transgender people have the right to use...

Patent-holding company’s $533M verdict against Apple is dust on appeal

A representative patent image showing how Smartflash's "data storage and access system" works. (credit: USPTO) It looked like Smartflash LLC had Apple right where...

Proposed federal law demands probable-cause warrants for geolocation data

Enlarge Just over a year ago, the US Supreme Court declined to clear up the nationwide legal confusion regarding whether the Constitution...

US Supreme Court loaded with First Amendment cases

dcwriterdawnreader comments 25 Share this story The First Amendment is being put to the test on multiple levels this term before the...

FBI let alleged pedo walk free rather than explain how they...

'Tor pedo' torpedo torpedoed In a surprising and worrying move, the FBI has dropped its case against a man accused of downloading child sex abuse...

The most dramatic patent and copyright cases of 2016

reader comments 6 Share this story Many of the biggest legal disputes in technology relate to "intellectual property," a broad term used for laws...

These three 2016 cases gave new life to software patents

For software patent defenders, Planet Blue's patent on lip synchronization in animated characters was their last, great hope.McRO, Inc. reader comments 6 Share this story ...

New York law banning right to bear “electronic” arms faces lawsuit

A civilian practices firing a stun gun at Travis Air Force Base in California last year.Travis AFB reader comments 79 Share this story ...

Samsung victorious at Supreme Court fight with 8-0 opinion against Apple

EnlargeDAMIEN MEYER/AFP/GettyImages reader comments 82 Share this story For the first time in a century, the US Supreme Court has weighed in on...

Supreme Court considers when US patent violations are “induced” abroad

EnlargeZach Gibson/Getty Images reader comments 7 Share this story Here's a seemingly sure-fire way to avoid violating US patent laws: just don't make...

Feds Get Expanded Hacking Powers

Rule 41 goes into action today, despite congressional efforts to block the changes. New rules that expand the US government's hacking powers take effect today. Multiple...

In two weeks, it will be easier for Uncle Sam to...

Stephen Melkisethianreader comments 30 Share this story Update 1:52pm EST: New legislation was just proposed to delay implementation of Rule 41.Its passage...