Intellectual Property

Uber Founders Sued, Accused Of Stealing Idea For Ridesharing ServiceA California entrepreneur sued Uber Technologies Inc., its founders and several investors in San Francisco Superior Court Thursday, claiming they stole his idea and plans for a cellphone-based ride service.
Oracle Rejects Court-Ordered Award In SAP DisputeDatabase software maker Oracle is rejecting a court-ordered award for $272 million from German rival SAP, saying it would rather have another trial over SAP’s theft of software and customer-support documents.
Expiring Vehicle License Fee Threatens Santa Clara County High Tech Task ForceA high tech crime task force in San Jose specializing in identity theft and intellectual property investigations might lose its $2 million funding if the California vehicle license fee expires, authorities said.
Jury Orders SAP To Pay Oracle $1.3 BillionA federal jury has ordered SAP to pay $1.3 billion to its archenemy, Oracle, for stealing customer-support documents and software in a scheme to steal customers.