US judge dismisses email invention claim - 2017-09-07
Technology history suggests that modern email programs have a lot of influences, but much of the work was done prior to 1978 by many different developers.
Mr Ayyadurai said Tech Dirt had libelled him, inflicted emotional distress and harmed his ability to make money from his accomplishment. He sought $15m (£11.5m) in damages.
The judge disagreed and said in his ruling that because the history of email was in doubt, questioning Mr Ayyadurai's claim to be its inventor was not libellous.