2017 brought us a number of new cases concerning technology and law. One of the most memorable may have been the defamation lawsuit filed against Techdirt by Shiva Ayyadurai, a man who—highly controversially—claims that he invented email. After having been dismissed in favor of Techdirt, that case is now on appeal.
We also saw the epic Waymo v. Uber lawsuit unfold, which could determine the future of autonomous driving. That case is now set to go to trial in February 2018 in San Francisco.
There’s also the ongoing lawsuit trying to get at the heart of what seems like a basic question: why the sudden uptick in digital device searches at the border? We might get closer to an answer in 2018.