Jeff John Roberts

Based in New York City, Jeff John Roberts is a writer at Fortune with a focus on technology.
Why Everyone Loses With Uber's $100 Million Payout
Uber

Why Everyone Loses With Uber's $100 Million Payout

Everyone except the lawyers, that is.
Why iPhone's New Night Shift Will Still Mess With Your Sleep
Sleep

Why iPhone's New Night Shift Will Still Mess With Your Sleep

Apple's idea sounds like an obvious and simple solution: Less blue light, less trouble getting to sleep. Alas, there's a catch.
5 Ways Scalia's Death Will Affect U.S. Business
Supreme Court

5 Ways Scalia's Death Will Affect U.S. Business

His death scrambles the expected outcome in key cases before the court and, in the longer term, removes the passionate pen the justice often deployed on the side of business.
Apple Hit With Huge $625M Verdict Over FaceTime, VPN Patents
Apple

Apple Hit With Huge $625M Verdict Over FaceTime, VPN Patents

The latest trial between Apple and VirnetX, which has been taking place over the last week, is a do-over of an earlier 2012 patent clash between the two parties.
Apple Tries to Kill More Patents Than Any Other Company
Patents

Apple Tries to Kill More Patents Than Any Other Company

Legal analytics company Lex Machina says Apple filed over 200 challenges to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board since 2012, almost 100 more than the second highest filer.
Fitbit Sued by Investors Over Alleged Tracking Inaccuracies
Legal

Fitbit Sued by Investors Over Alleged Tracking Inaccuracies

The new lawsuit follows a consumer lawsuit filed last week.
Government Must Protect Rude or Racist Brands, Court Says
Legal

Government Must Protect Rude or Racist Brands, Court Says

The U.S. Trademark Office must protect companies with slur names, according to the Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C.
Everything You Need to Know About Today's Net Neutrality Trial
Net Neutrality

Everything You Need to Know About Today's Net Neutrality Trial

The hot-button issue will be argued in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals today.
What Google Is Really Doing by Giving Away Patents
Patents

What Google Is Really Doing by Giving Away Patents

How the tech giant's plan will and won't help startups.
The First Net Neutrality Complaint Looks Doomed to Fail
Net Neutrality

The First Net Neutrality Complaint Looks Doomed to Fail

A test case of the FCC's new net neutrality rules arrived on the agency's doorstep. It involves slow web streams, but is likely to fail.
Art or Theft? Famous Artist Sells Instagram Shots for $100,000.
Legal Issues

Art or Theft? Famous Artist Sells Instagram Shots for $100,000.

Richard Prince has outraged photographers.