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President Donald Trump announced late Friday that he has struck an agreement with Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to restore its access to the U.S. market, openly defying lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who had urged the White House to take a hard line on the company following its illicit sales to Iran and North Korea.
A recent Federal Circuit decision applying the rarely-invoked printed matter doctrine to invalidate a respiratory drug patent could give litigants another way to challenge patents and get in patent-eligibility arguments that otherwise can't be made in inter partes reviews, attorneys say.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office in a decision made public Thursday upheld a joint venture’s protest against Navy cloud computing work issued to Smartronix under the massive Alliant Solutions LLC information technology contract, saying the scope of the work was outside the scope of Smartronix’s underlying task order.
The European Union's sweeping General Data Protection Regulation, which took effect Friday, allows member states to take their own path when it comes to issues ranging from the cut-off for obtaining parental consent to the ability to levy criminal penalties. Here, attorneys flag the top points of departure that companies will need to be sure of folding into their compliance plans.
The New York State Attorney General’s Office is not cooperating with Charter Communications Inc.’s probe into whether the watchdog wrongly looped in a net neutrality advocate and other groups to engineer a case against Charter's allegedly faulty internet service, the provider has asserted.