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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Subramanian Swamy, Asaduddin Owaisi both say they will abide by Supreme Court’s decision on Ram Mandir

NEW DELHI: Fierce opponents BJP MP Subramanian Swamy and AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi said today they both will accept the decision of the Supreme Court on the disputed Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi site, no matter what that decision is. And that’s not all they agreed on. They both were united in their distrust for finance minister Arun Jaitley. Owaisi openly talked about that while Swamy mostly alluded to it. The two were debating at the Times Litfest in Delhi and TV journalist Rajdeep Sardesai moderating. “I will accept anything the court…

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The US Supreme Court’s Secret to Civility? Lots of Good Food and Wine

            The scales of justice might not be the only ones getting a workout at the highest court in the land. At a Smithsonian-led discussion on Wednesday night about the Supreme Court’s food culture, two justices revealed that the institution’s civility is fed by a veritable buffet of shared meals, from casual lunches to elaborate dinners. Here’s how birthday lunches go when the court is in session, per Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “The chief brings in wine and we toast the birthday boy or girl,”…

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