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Schiff: 'Time and patience are running out' for Mueller testimony

20 Jun 2019

Democratic U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, on Wednesday said U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller must testify before Congress about his Russia investigation. | Video

Explainer: Can Trump block ex-aide Hicks from talking to Congress by citing immunity?

20 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON A White House lawyer cited "testimonial immunity" in instructing Hope Hicks, a former top aide to President Donald Trump, not to answer questions about her White House tenure in a closed-door congressional interview on Wednesday.

Explainer: Can Trump block ex-aide Hicks from talking to Congress by citing immunity?

20 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON A White House lawyer cited "testimonial immunity" in instructing Hope Hicks, a former top aide to President Donald Trump, not to answer questions about her White House tenure in a closed-door congressional interview on Wednesday.

Disney, Warner Bros win $62.4 million from startup that streamed sanitized ripped DVDs

19 Jun 2019

Hollywood studios on Monday won a $62.4 million copyright infringement verdict against a startup that streamed family-friendly versions of their movies that filtered out profane language, sex and nudity, violence, and alcohol and drug use.

In loss for RPX, SCOTUS declines to weigh in on PTAB standing

18 Jun 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to weigh in on who has standing to appeal decisions by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Fed Circuit: no state sovereign immunity in PTAB litigation

15 Jun 2019

State sovereign immunity cannot be invoked as a defense in inter partes review proceedings (IPRs) at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said on Friday.

Explainer: Why is Huawei seeking $1 billion patent deal with Verizon?

14 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON Huawei is demanding Verizon Communications Inc pay $1 billion to license the rights to patented technology, signaling a potential shift in the embattled Chinese company's strategy for the U.S. market.

U.S. House panel backs contempt citations for two Trump Cabinet members over census

13 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON A U.S. House committee voted on Wednesday in favour of holding two of President Donald Trump's closest advisers in contempt of Congress for defying congressional subpoenas related to an effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. | Video

Explainer: Can Trump use executive privilege to block congressional probes?

13 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON Like numerous U.S. presidents before him, Donald Trump has invoked the legal doctrine known as executive privilege to try to block congressional investigators from getting access to certain documents and witnesses they are seeking.

Trademark 'capsule' for phone cases too descriptive to merit protection – 7th Circ

12 Jun 2019

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the cancellation of a trademark on "capsule" for cellphone cases, saying the term was too descriptive to merit intellectual property protection.

World News

Trump says Iran may have shot down U.S. drone by mistake

U.S. President Donald Trump played down Iran's downing of a U.S. military drone on Thursday, saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and that "it would have made a big difference" to him if the remotely-controlled aircraft had been piloted.