Transportation

Lyft Says Prof’s Patent For Ride-Hailing Concept Is Abstract

Lyft Inc. is looking to kill a patent suit by a retired professor who says he invented the concept underlying the ride-hailing business, telling a California federal court Monday that his patent only describes an abstract idea for running a taxi dispatch service using computers…

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Don’t DQ Quinn Emanuel In Uber Case, Defunct Rival Says

A defunct ride-hailing startup accusing Uber of having driven it out of business asked a California federal court on Friday to let it keep Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP as counsel, saying the firm’s previous work counseling Uber in cases related to taxi regulations has nothing to do with the current antitrust case…

Cutting High-Speed Rail Funds ‘Indefensible,’ Calif. Says

The California High-Speed Rail Authority on Monday criticized a U.S. Department of Transportation plan to cut nearly $1 billion in federal funding for a major infrastructure project in the state, calling the move “legally indefensible” and economically harmful…

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