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AFTRA raise concerns about SiriusXM

Two labor groups say that satellite radio company SiriusXM is proposing a blatantly anti-artist and anti-union deal that would make it difficult for artists to recoup their royalties.

Mosaid agrees to C$590 million sale to Sterling partners

Canadian patent licensing company Mosaid Technologies (MSD.TO: Quote) said late on Thursday that it agreed to be bought by U.S.-based private equity firm Sterling Partners for C$590 million ($596 million), which trumped a hostile bid from rival Wi-Lan Inc (WIN.TO:Quote) for C$532 million.

Sony Buys Ericsson out of Mobile Phone Venture

Sony Corp is to take over its mobile phone joint venture with Ericsson for 1.05 billion euros ($1.5 billion), as it seeks to exploit its music and video to help it catch smartphone leaders such as Apple Inc.

Would Justin Bieber Have Gone to Jail Under Anti-Piracy Bill S 978?

A proposed federal law has sparked fears that people like Justin Bieber, who got his start performing cover songs on YouTube could end up in jail. The Commercial Felony Streaming Act would make unauthorized Web streaming of copyrighted content a felony punishable by up to five years.

Exclusive: Alberta: EU oil sands ranking threatens ties

The government of Alberta, home to the bulk of Canada's oil sands, has written to EU experts voicing grave concerns that the bloc's plans to rank unconventional oil as a highly polluting fuel are unfair and a potential threat to trade ties.

A Bitter Pill to Swallow: EU Court Bans Patents on Embryonic Stem Cell Techniques

Europe's highest court has ruled that scientists can't patent embryonic stem cell techniques for research. Scientists call the move devastating, but Christian and moral rights groups hail it as a victory against the commercialization of the human body. The case was triggered when German Greenpeace charged Dr. Oliver Bruestle with violating public order and morality.

HTC Says Confident in Suit vs Apple after Early Court Loss

World No. 5 smartphone maker HTC Corp said on Tuesday it was still confident it had a strong case in a patent lawsuit against Apple Inc after the U.S. International Trade Commission's (ITC) preliminary ruling against the Taiwanese firm.

Samsung loses Dutch bid to ban Apple products

A Dutch court on Friday turned down Samsung Electronics' request for an injunction against all of Apple's mobile products that use 3G telecommunications technology, denying it revenge over a similar move by Apple.

Apple must show patents valid in Samsung case, judge says

A U.S. judge said that Samsung Electronic's Galaxy tablets infringe Apple Inc's iPad patents, but added that Apple has a problem establishing the validity of its patents in the latest courtroom face-off between the technology giants.

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Samsung loses Dutch bid to ban Apple products

A Dutch court on Friday turned down Samsung Electronics' request for an injunction against all of Apple's mobile products that use 3G telecommunications technology, denying it revenge over a similar move by Apple.The two technology giants have been lo
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Apple Must Show Patents Valid in Samsung Case: Judge

A U.S. judge said that Samsung Electronic's Galaxy tablets infringe Apple Inc's iPad patents, but added that Apple has a problem establishing the validity of its patents in the latest courtroom face-off between the technology giants.
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OCZ Tech Shares Leap on Raised Outlook, PLX Unit Buy

Shares of OCZ Technology Group (OCZ.O) rose almost 19 percent in early morning trade on Thursday, a day after the computer memory and storage hardware maker raised its full-year revenue outlook and said it will acquire the UK design team of PLX Technology Inc (PLXT.O).
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OCZ Tech shares leap on raised outlook, PLX unit buy

Shares of OCZ Technology Group (OCZ.O) rose almost 19 percent in early morning trade on Thursday, a day after the computer memory and storage hardware maker raised its full-year revenue outlook and said it will acquire the UK design team of PLX Technology Inc (PLXT.O).
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