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Merck unit asks U.S. patent office to open new front in CRISPR battle

12:16am BST

A Merck AG subsidiary has tried to insert itself into a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office proceeding that will clarify who owns the rights to CRISPR gene editing technology, saying it has a strong inventorship claim but has been treated unfairly by a patent examiner.

Explainer: What it would take for U.S. Congress to impeach Trump

22 Jul 2019

A dark cloud of impeachment has threatened President Donald Trump for many months, with Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, where any such effort to remove him from office would begin, divided about whether to proceed.

Teva loses challenge to Bausch patent on drug Relistor

19 Jul 2019

Canadian pharmaceutical company Bausch Health Companies Inc (formerly Valeant Pharmaceuticals) on Wednesday won a ruling protecting its drug Relistor from U.S. generic competition from Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.

Factbox: More Republicans hit Trump's attacks on minority congresswomen after 'send her back' chant

18 Jul 2019

More Republican lawmakers complained on Thursday about U.S. President Donald Trump's inflammatory attacks on four Democratic lawmakers, all minority women, after chants of "send her back" by Trump supporters at a rally targeted one of them.

Factbox: More Republicans hit Trump's attacks on minority congresswomen after 'send her back' chant

18 Jul 2019

More Republican lawmakers complained on Thursday about U.S. President Donald Trump's inflammatory attacks on four Democratic lawmakers, all minority women, after chants of "send her back" by Trump supporters at a rally targeted one of them.

Factbox: More Republicans hit Trump's attacks on minority congresswomen after 'send her back' chant

18 Jul 2019

More Republican lawmakers complained on Thursday about U.S. President Donald Trump's inflammatory attacks on four Democratic lawmakers, all minority women, after chants of "send her back" by Trump supporters at a rally targeted one of them.

Honeywell knocks combat helmet trade secrets case on its head

18 Jul 2019

Honeywell International Inc and its lawyers at Kirkland & Ellis on Tuesday defeated a long-running lawsuit accusing it of swiping combat helmet technology from a rival to win a military contract.

U.S. House holds Barr, Ross in criminal contempt over census documents

18 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt for defying congressional subpoenas related to the U.S. census.

In rare rebuke, dozens of Republicans hit Trump over 'racist' tweets

17 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON After initial hesitation, a growing number of Republicans in the U.S. Congress - including almost half the Ohio delegation in the House - have openly criticized President Donald Trump over his racially charged attacks on four Democratic lawmakers. | Video

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway defies subpoena for House testimony

15 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway defied a subpoena and failed to appear on Monday at a congressional hearing about allegations she violated federal law, prompting a Democratic threat to hold her in contempt of Congress.

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