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A bipartisan trio of U.S. senators floated legislation Thursday that would require Facebook, Google and other online companies to clearly disclose the origin of political ads on their platforms and bar foreigners from placing them, potentially ramping up a long-running fight over what rules should apply in the digital space, experts said.
A technology company asked a Texas federal judge Thursday to award it a total of $25 million for its win against Nintendo by adding prejudgment interest to the $10.1 million verdict handed down from a jury that found Nintendo infringed a motion detection patent through its Wii gaming system.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board rejected Samsung’s challenge to a semiconductor patent it has been accused of infringing, capping a series of victories for the owner, Elm 3DS Innovations, with a ruling that builds upon a holding that put limits on multiple petitions.
Rejecting federal prosecutors’ contention that tougher sanctions are warranted, a California federal judge Thursday accepted Google’s offer to pay $10,000 per day if the company doesn't comply with a government search warrant in the event that Google's appeal over the demand fails, calling the amount “sufficiently coercive.”
Comcast, AT&T, Microsoft and others secretly funneled nearly $1 million in cash through a shell company to fund a “plush hideaway for lawmakers” at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, a report released Wednesday by the Center for Public Integrity shows.