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2014-09-10 23:02:48

An appellate case in court this week brought by former NFL players over the use of their likenesses in a video game could make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 An appellate case in court this week brought by former NFL players over the use of their likenesses in a video game could make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. That’s according to William Ford, a professor who teaches intellectual property law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. On Sept....

US Supreme Court Shoots Down Google's Challenge Over Street View Lawsuit
2014-06-30 12:57:26

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Google won't get its day in court – at least not with the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). The highest court in the land on Monday declined to hear Google Inc.'s lawsuit challenge. Google had sought to challenge a lawsuit that accused it of violating federal wiretap law when it accidentally collected emails and other personal data when building its popular Street View program. The Supreme Court left intact a September...

2013-11-28 23:20:17

Utilizing an English Christian classic, John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678), Bryan W. Brickner addresses the lack of Protestantism on the US Supreme Court this Thanksgiving and how to resolve the issue, constitutionally, in a new essay on the Bryan William Brickner Blog. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 28, 2013 Using John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678) to raise awareness this Thanksgiving, a new essay by Bryan W. Brickner addresses the lack of Protestantism on the US...

FTC Can Challenge Generic Drug Deals
2013-06-18 07:10:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Profit-sharing arrangements between generic and brand name drug companies that preserve patents and prevent competition are not inherently legal, and can be challenged as anti-competitive, the US Supreme Court ruled on Monday. These “pay for delay” deals arise when a generic drug company settles with a brand name drug maker over a questionable patent. For example, a drug company may obtain a new patent for 20 years by...

Biotech Firm Loses Supreme Court Fight To Patent Human Genes
2013-06-13 12:24:31

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Salt Lake City, Utah-based genetics firm has lost a battle in court to keep a patent on naturally-occurring human genes. The US Supreme Court has shot down Myriad Genetics Inc.´s bid to patent breast and ovarian cancer genes, ruling that human genes cannot be patented. The decision has immediate benefits for some cancer patients but may have long-lasting repercussions for biotechnology research. The decision, written up...

2013-04-30 23:04:26

A dramatic genetic finding about autism and cannabinoids leads this month´s news, followed by spotlighting three cannabinoid activists for furthering science and a brief look at the US Supreme Court´s 1.3 grams of cannabis and deportation ruling. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 A dramatic genetic finding about autism and cannabinoids leads this month´s news from Publius, the pen name for the authors of The Cannabis Papers: A citizen´s guide to cannabinoids (2011)....

Patent Law For The Human Genome
2013-04-15 06:01:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Monday in a case that could determine whether or not human DNA can be patented, which could have a tremendous impact on genetic research, one way or the other. According to Reuters reporter Sharon Begley, “The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted patents on at least 4,000 human genes to companies, universities and others that have discovered and decoded them.”...

2013-02-11 16:34:42

Biodiversity statistics reveal mixed results in Court makeup Although the current Supreme Court has been criticized for its lack of diversity on the bench, the Court is actually more diverse overall today than ever in history, according to a new study that borrows statistical methods from ecology to reveal a more precise picture of diversity. The study, which appears in the online edition of the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, examines seven categories of diversity for every Supreme...


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