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IN BRIEF: TikTok hit with Texas patent case over 'effects' feature

Aug 14 2020

The video-sharing app TikTok Inc has been hit with a lawsuit accusing it of infringing U.S. patents on technology for enhancing digital photography.

Judge puts Slack in line of fire in brewing emoji patent battle

Aug 14 2020

Workplace communications platform Slack Inc has lost an effort to get cleared of infringing a patent on technology for customizing emojis.

Fed Circuit upholds sanctions on pro se doctors' 'frivolous assertions' in vascular patent case

Aug 13 2020

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld sanctions imposed on a father-and-son duo that unsuccessfully brought patent infringement claims against 300 defendants in the medical field, including device-maker Merit Medical Systems Inc, hospitals and individual physicians.

U.S. Justice Department says Yale illegally discriminates against Asians, whites

Aug 13 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday accused Yale University of illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants in its undergraduate admissions process in violation of U.S. civil rights law.

Clinton says she hopes Harris gets 'less sexist' treatment on U.S. campaign trail

Aug 13 2020

WASHINGTON Hillary Clinton on Thursday said she hopes Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic Party's vice presidential nominee, and women running for political office in the future will receive "less sexist" media coverage than she did in 2016.

TV network Reelz hits Facebook with trademark case over TikTok-inspired 'Reels' feature

Aug 12 2020

The owner of the Reelz cable television network has picked a trademark fight with Instagram Inc over its recently launched "Reels" short-form video feature.

IN BRIEF: Apple socked with $506 million patent verdict in East Texas

Aug 11 2020

Apple must pay $506 million for infringing patents owned by intellectual property management firm PanOptis, a federal jury in Marshall, Texas said on Tuesday.

Google fends off lawsuit over 'misappropriated' song lyrics

Aug 11 2020

Google Inc parent company Alphabet Inc on Monday defeated a lawsuit alleging its practices for displaying song lyrics in search results are anticompetitive.

U.S. appeals court reverses antitrust ruling against Qualcomm

Aug 11 2020

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling against chip supplier Qualcomm Inc in an antitrust lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission.

Judges appear reluctant to immediately end case against Trump ex-aide Flynn

Aug 11 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. appeals court judges on Tuesday signaled reluctance to compel a federal judge to immediately drop the criminal case against President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn as the Justice Department has demanded despite Flynn twice pleading guilty to lying to the FBI. | Video

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