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US top court tightens patent suit rules in blow to 'patent trolls'

US top court tightens patent suit rules in blow to 'patent trolls'

The U.S. Supreme Court put sharp new limits on where patent-infringement lawsuits can be filed, undercutting patent owners' ability to channel cases to favorable courts. He said it may lead to a surge in patent cases in DE, where many companies are incorporated due to favorable state law. Dubbed patent trolls, many companies, some of which are located in East Texas, are founded for the exclusive purposes of buying up patents in order to demand royalties and sue for damages.



Merkel delighted with pro-EU Macron in the Elysée

Most of all, I believe that the En Marche movement represents a political transition where parties are being forced to re-invent themselves. Transforming an outfit so young into a political force will be no easy task. Macron's plans are not particularly detailed, with everything arranged around the concept of a strong leader. Blank protest ballots for the second round of voting totaled 4 million, while 12 million additional registered voters decided not to cast a vote at all, reports CNBC.


Chelsea Manning Posts Photo of Pizza After Release From Prison

Chelsea Manning Posts Photo of Pizza After Release From Prison

Funds will help her pay for rent, utilities, health care and other living expenses. Cars exit and enter US Army facility Fort Leavenworth in Leavenworth, Kansas, on May 17, 2017 . U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in November 2010 that the impact of WiKiLeaks releasing diplomatic cables (from Manning's leak) was "significantly overwrought" by others, noted NPR.


North Korea's new missile test puts Guam within reach

North Korea's new missile test puts Guam within reach

The single-stage KN-17 reached an altitude of 1,200 miles leading to speculation it may be a medium-range missile capable of reaching that distance or greater if fired on a horizontal trajectory. "It's good to keep the door for conversation open". If fired on a maximum trajectory, it could have flown a distance of about 2800 miles, enabling the country to strike US military assets on the Western Pacific island of Guam, according to John Schilling , an aerospace analyst.


Macron, Merkel vow to give Europe a new impetus

Macron, Merkel vow to give Europe a new impetus

A former economy minister under France's previous president, Socialist Francois Hollande, Macron is the youngest post-war French leader and the first to be born after 1958, when President Charles de Gaulle set up the Fifth Republic. The new French president, Emmanuel Macron , and German chancellor, Angela Merkel , have broken with previous statements by saying they would be prepared to look at changing European Union treaties in order to allow a further integration of the Eurozone, according ...



United States climber dies near summit of Mount Everest, per reports

Since Saturday, a fourth climber, who is from India's northern Uttar Pradesh state, has been missing when he lost contact shortly after reaching the summit. His Nepali guide was found unconscious at Camp 4, just below 8,000 metres, with severe frostbite. Although every year, hundreds of people try to climb to Everest, but this year, the Nepalese Tourism Department has issued a record 371 permits to people to scale the mountain.