Tesla sues former Autopilot head for theft of secrets and employee poaching

Tesla is suing Sterling Anderson, the former program manager of its Autopilot team, and Chris Urmson, the former technical lead of Google’s self-driving car program, alleging that Anderson and Urmson worked together to poach Tesla employees to a new venture Urmson was starting called Aurora Innovation. Recode revealed in early September that Urmson was working(…)


Prince’s estate sues Roc Nation for copyright infringement

Prince’s estate is suing Roc Nation for copyright infringement, claiming that Tidal does not have permission to stream large portions of Prince’s catalog. The lawsuit, first reported by the StarTribune, accuses Jay Z’s company of illegally adding 15 additional albums from Prince’s catalog to its offerings back in June. Both Roc Nation and Prince’s estate(…)


Huawei sues T-Mobile, saying carrier violated wireless patents

Huawei has filed a lawsuit against T-Mobile US for what the Chinese telecom giant says are patent violations of its 4G wireless network services. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news of the suit. In the complaint Huawei said T-Mobile has been using Huawei’s patented network technology without paying for it, and that Huawei(…)


Microsoft sues US government over ‘unconstitutional’ cloud data searches

A major tech company and the US government are at odds once again. Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department, claiming that it’s “unconstitutional” to force the company to remain silent and not inform customers when their cloud data has been searched or inspected by authorities. “Microsoft brings this case because its customers(…)