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U.S. judge says Qualcomm violated antitrust law; appeal planned, shares plunge

22 May 2019

Qualcomm Inc illegally suppressed competition in the market for smartphone chips by threatening to cut off supplies and extracting excessive licensing fees, a U.S. judge ruled, a decision that could force the company to overhaul its business practices. | Video

U.S. House Democrats subpoena more Trump ex-aides, including Hicks

21 May 2019

WASHINGTON A U.S. House committee chairman on Tuesday subpoenaed two more former White House aides, including Hope Hicks, just hours after former White House Counsel Donald McGahn was a no-show for testimony before the panel at President Donald Trump's request. | Video

Trump loses lawsuit challenging subpoena for financial records

21 May 2019

A U.S. judge on Monday ruled in favour of a U.S. House of Representatives committee seeking President Donald Trump's financial records from his accounting firm, dealing an early setback to the Trump administration in its legal battle with Congress. | Video

Fed Circuit to revisit what constitutes fraud on the patent office

21 May 2019

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Wednesday will decide whether to breathe new life into a long-running lawsuit alleging KLA-Tencor Corporation fraudulently obtained a patent to stymie a smaller rival in the semiconductor equipment industry.

Judge sanctions pro se doctors in 'frivolous' medical device patent case

18 May 2019

An attempt by two doctors to assert a patent against colleagues in the medical profession backfired badly on Thursday when a federal judge sanctioned them and dismissed their pro se litigation campaign.

PepsiCo fends off claims it stole beverage aroma technology

17 May 2019

PepsiCo Inc prevailed on Thursday in a lawsuit accusing it of stealing a smaller company's proprietary technology for adding aromas to beverage bottles in order to enhance the perceived taste of the drink.

Google loses bid to transfer video playback patent case out of Delaware

17 May 2019

Google LLC's YouTube on Thursday lost a bid to move a Delaware patent case to its home turf in Northern California.

Fed Circuit deals setback to Baker Hughes in fracking patent case

16 May 2019

Canadian oil and gas service company Packers Plus Energy Services Inc on Wednesday chipped away at a patent infringement case brought by rival Baker Hughes, a General Electric Company subsidiary.

In win for Mylan, appeals court axes patents on arthritis drug Vimovo

15 May 2019

A federal appeals court on Wednesday eased the way for Mylan NV and other generic drug companies to launch a generic version of Horizon Pharma PLC and Nuvo Pharmaceutical Inc's arthritis drug Vimovo.

Democrats and Trump do battle in court over his financial records

14 May 2019

WASHINGTON A federal judge on Tuesday said financial records from U.S. President Donald Trump's long-time accounting firm would be part of a "proper subject of investigation" by Congress, appearing to side with Democratic lawmakers seeking more oversight of the president. | Video

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Europeans vote, with EU future in balance

Europeans vote on Sunday in an election expected to further dent traditional pro-EU parties and bolster the nationalist fringe in the European Parliament, putting a potential brake on collective action in economic and foreign policy.