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Legal news from Saturday, September 10, 2011

[JURIST] The US Senate [official website] Thursday voted 89-9 to approve legislation [roll call vote] to amend the US patent system for the first time since 1952. The America Invents Act [HR 1249 materials], sponsored by Congressman Lamar Smith (R) [official website], proposes significant changes to the current US patent … [read more]

[JURIST] Telecom giant AT&T [corporate website] filed a response Friday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] to the antitrust lawsuit initiated against it by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website]. The DOJ filed suit [JURIST report] last month attempting to block AT&T's … [read more]

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] Friday voted 384-14 to pass a bill [roll call vote] authorizing appropriations for intelligence activities for the next year after removing two provisions under a veto threat from the Obama Administration. The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 [HR 1892 materials] … [read more]

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