Us supreme court

The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States, and leads the federal judiciary. It consists of the Chief Justice of the United States and eight Associate Justices, who are nominated by the President and confirmed with the "advice and consent" (majority vote) of the Senate. Once appointed, Justices effectively have life tenure, serving "during good Behaviour," which terminates only upon death, resignation, retirement, or conviction on impeachment. The Court meets in Washington, D.C. in the United States Supreme Court Building. The Supreme Court is primarily an appellate court, but it has original jurisdiction over a small range of cases. The Supreme Court is sometimes informally referred to as the High Court, or by the acronym SCOTUS.

Caraco Pharmaceuticals: US Supreme Court Rules For Generic Drugmaker On Patent

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday in favor of a generic drugmaker in a case over how companies can fight brand-name rivals in an effort to get their cheaper medicines to market. Caraco, a unit of India's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, argued that the description of the patent for the diabetes drug, Prandin, was too broad and therefore prevented any generic from entering the market. It raised a counterclaim to challenge the description.

Justin Bieber vs. ‘Joustin Beaver’ Android Game: Legal Battle Heats Up

The legal battle over the right's the spoof the young pop star Justin Bieber is just heating up. RC3, a company that develops game for Android Smartphones, has preemptively counter-sued Justin Bieber after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from the pop star's lawyers two weeks ago demanding that they take their Bieber parody game, Joustin Beaver, of the Android app market, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Troy Davis Executed: Did Georgia Kill the Wrong Man?

Not giving up till the end, Troy Davis kept fighting till the last moment, till his execution on Wednesday night. The Georgia man was executed 20 years after he was convicted of the fatal shooting of Mark Macphail, a police officer, despite a plea for clemency from people around the world.

LimeWire, RIAA settle copyright dispute for only $105 mln

LimeWire, a major peer-to-peer (P2P) company that was accused by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) of being a platform for illegal music transfers, has been let off lightly as it settled the dispute at $105 million, far short of $1.4 billion that was first sought by the plaintiffs.

Microsoft's view of patents a pre-emptive tool or revenue model?

As US Supreme Court agreed yesterday to give Microsoft a hearing related to a 2009 court order that required it to pay $290 million to i4i for patent infringement related to its high-profile product Microsoft Word, Microsoft itself has been on a buying spree collecting patents that cover a range of its products.