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UK court will ‘take time’ to consider Meghan’s privacy case

Meghan Markle appears onstage at the 2021 Global Citizen Live concert at Central Park in New York, U.S., September 25, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs LONDON, Nov 11 (Reuters) – London’s Court of Appeal said it would take time to give its ruling in the privacy battle between Meghan, the Duchess of......

Gilstrap discloses potential Microsoft, Walmart conflicts in closed patent cases

A Microsoft logo is seen in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo Letter says Gilstrap’s wife invested in trust that held company stock Also names IBM, Target, JP Morgan as potential conflicts Asks for party responses within 30 days (Reuters) – An East Texas federal court......

Facebook signs copyright agreement with some French publishers

Paves the way for signing of individual licences Copyright fees included in preliminary deal – source Publishers not compelled to use Facebook News service PARIS, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Facebook (FB.O) said on Thursday it had signed a preliminary copyright agreement with a French news publishers’ lobby group, paving the......

Vivint wins reprieve from Fed Circ. on PTO patent reexamination

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Virginia. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Summary Law firms Related documents Alarm.com already had several IPR requests rejected PTO shouldn’t have ordered reexam after denying abusive IPR petition Chief Judge Moore says holding is narrow The company and law firm names shown above......

Hershey sued by California cookie maker in Hershey’s Kisses dispute

Aug 31 (Reuters) – A California cookie maker on Tuesday sued Hershey Co (HSY.N) for the right to keep using a stylized chocolate chip teardrop on its packaging, after Hershey complained it looked too much like its famous Hershey’s Kisses. The Cookie Department Inc said Hershey’s threatened trademark lawsuit accusing......

Jury awards Optis $300 million in second patent trial against Apple

Aug 13 (Reuters) – A U.S. jury on Friday awarded Optis Wireless Technology LLC and several related companies $300 million in damages after a second patent trial against iPhone maker Apple Inc (AAPL.O). A jury had previously found that Apple had infringed five Optis wireless standard essential patents and awarded......

Facebook says it mistakenly blocked sprint queen Thompson-Herah from Instagram

Jamaican had posted videos of her gold-medal races in Tokyo Unauthorised content is automatically removed, says IOC TOKYO, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) mistakenly blocked gold medallist sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah, the fastest woman in the world, from Instagram, the company said on Wednesday. The Jamaican sprinter had tweeted......

Branding the U.S. left: AOC makes a push into political merchandise

WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became one of America’s most prominent progressive Democrats with her calls to tax the wealthy and spend heavily to fight climate change. Now she is investing heavily in her online store, selling T-shirts, sweatshirts and other merchandise with her name, “AOC”......

EXCLUSIVE Google deal with French publishers on hold pending antitrust decision – sources

PARIS, June 29 (Reuters) – Google (GOOGL.O) has put on hold a preliminary deal with some French publishers to pay for news content as it awaits an antitrust decision that could set the tone for copyright talks on online news in Europe, two sources close to the matter said. Under......

Biden’s to-do list on foreign trip: Rally allies against COVID, Putin

President Joe Biden’s meeting with leaders of the G7 leading industrial economies in an English seaside village this week will usher in a new focus on rallying U.S. allies against common adversaries – the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia and China. New COVID-19 variants and rising death tolls in some countries will......

Britain hosts G7 health summit amid pressure to broaden COVID vaccine access

Britain hosted health ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) rich countries in Oxford on Thursday for a two-day summit, as pressure intensifies to do more to broaden access to COVID-19 vaccines across the world. British foreign minister Dominic Raab has said that equitable access to coronavirus vaccines will be......

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