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Legal news from Saturday, September 10, 2011
by Ashley Hileman

The US Senate Thursday voted 89-9 to approve legislation to amend the US patent system for the first time since 1952. The America Invents Act, sponsored by Congressman Lamar Smith (R), proposes significant changes to the current US patent system. One of these would result in the conversion from …

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by Ashley Hileman

Telecom giant AT&T filed a response Friday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia to the antitrust lawsuit initiated against it by the US Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ filed suit last month attempting to block AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of cellular carrier T-Mobile USA [corporate …

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by Ashley Hileman

The US House of Representatives Friday voted 384-14 to pass a bill 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 passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support …

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