The U.S. National Security Agency can keep the bulk phone records it collects for longer than the five-year maximum set by a federal judge last week, according to a court order granting temporary relief from that ruling.
The National Security Agency was blocked by a judge from carrying out plans tomorrow to begin destroying phone records collected for surveillance after a privacy group argued they are relevant to lawsuits claiming the practice is unconstitutional.
The U.S. Supreme Court deferred a decision on whether to hear an appeal by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. that aims to delay generic competition to its top-selling Copaxone multiple-sclerosis drug.
Apotex Inc. must face a Roche Holding AG lawsuit claiming its generic version of Valcyte, which treats a virus that afflicts transplant patients and people with AIDS, infringes a Roche patent that expires in 2015.
DuPont Co.’s secrets for cleanly manufacturing the ubiquitous white pigment found in paper and plastics were stolen and sold to a Chinese company by a California engineer, a jury said, handing a conviction to U.S. prosecutors cracking down on economic espionage.
China’s Pangang Group Co. and Korea’s Kolon Industries Inc. have eluded U.S. criminal charges of trade-secret theft for months. Unlike fugitive security contractor Edward Snowden, they aren’t hiding from authorities.
DuPont Co.’s manufacturing secrets were stolen by a U.S. businessman who provided them to a Chinese company for $29 million, prosecutors are set to tell jurors in a trial defense lawyers say may be tainted by “China bashing.”
The use by Bashar al-Assad’s armed forces of ever-deadlier weapons to crush the 18-month Syrian uprising at the expense of greater civilian casualties is a sign of the regime’s weakness, military and Middle East analysts say.