Huawei-Samsung Patent Case Shows Chinese Courts’ Rising Clout

A smartphone patent fight between Huawei Technologies Co and Samsung Electronics Co could reach a global resolution through a ruling by a Chinese court, a development that reflects the growing attractiveness of China as a quick and effective forum for intellectual property disputes. The size of the US market and the strength of the country’s independent judiciary have historically given its courts the final say in most big cross-border patent disputes. Legal experts say US courts’ pre-eminence in intellectual property matters has helped foster a culture of innovation that China wants to emulate. The case is…

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Instagram Direct now lets you reply with a photo or video

It definitely seems like Facebook-owned Instagram is adding at least one new feature every week, sometimes even more often than that. Today’s addition has to do with Direct, the part of Instagram’s that’s essentially a one-to-one messaging service. Starting with Instagram version 10.34 (which should already be available for Android and iOS in the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store, respectively), you can reply with a photo or video to specific photos, videos, and reshared posts in Direct. Interestingly, your reply will automatically include a sticker of what you’re…

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AIIMS 2017 paper leak: CBI registers case, Delhi High Court directs Centre and AIIMS to file replies

The CBI on August 16 told the Delhi High Court that it has registered a case on the alleged leak of question paper for the AIIMS MBBS entrance examination held this year, from an institute in Ghaziabad. The submission was made before a before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar, which was hearing a PIL seeking a court-monitored probe into the alleged illegalities and irregularities during the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) MBBS entrance exam held on May 28 this year. The…

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Charlotte shooting: No charges in Keith Scott case

North Carolina prosecutors have said a Charlotte police officer acted lawfully when he shot and killed a black man, Keith Lamont Scott, in September, and will not face charges. The shooting triggered several nights of protests across the city. Scott’s family say he was unarmed but police insist he had a gun. In the bodycam and dashcam footage of the shooting released by police, it is unclear if there is anything in Scott’s hands. But at a news conference following the ruling on Wednesday, prosecutors revealed surveillance footage from a…

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Mumbai: Management colleges take Tata-Mistry fallout as topic of case study

MANAGEMENT COLLEGES in the city have taken up the recent Tata-Mistry fallout as a case study to engage students taking courses such as organisational behaviour and strategic management. After the board of Tata Sons, the country’s largest conglomerate, removed former managing director Cyrus Mistry from his post, the move has become subject of classroom discussions in in B-schools.S P Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai has introduced a month-long case study on the episode as part of its organisational behaviour subject. According to the institute, these factors can have…

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