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U.S. Supreme Court upholds legality of patent review process

U.S. Supreme Court upholds legality of patent review process

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday gave its stamp of approval to a government review process prized by high technology companies as an easy and cheap way to combat “patent trolls” and others that bring patent infringement lawsuits. The phrase “Equal Justice Under Law” adorns the west entrance to the U.S. Supreme [...]

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Ireland expects Apple EU tax appeal to be heard in autumn

Ireland expects Apple EU tax appeal to be heard in autumn

DUBLIN (Reuters) – An appeal by Apple and Ireland against a European Union ruling for the U.S. firm to pay 13 billion euros ($16 billion) in disputed taxes is likely to be heard in the autumn, Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said on Tuesday. The European Commission ruled in August 2016 that Apple had received [...]

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Facebook releases long-secret rules on how it polices the service

Facebook releases long-secret rules on how it polices the service

MENLO PARK, Calif. (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Tuesday released a rule book for the types of posts it allows on its social network, giving far more detail than ever before on what is permitted on subjects ranging from drug use and sex work to bullying, hate speech and inciting violence. FILE PHOTO: A [...]

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