Apple Inc., the world’s most valuable technology company, was found by a federal jury not to infringe the patent of a 70-year-old electrical engineer who claims he came up with the idea for the smartphone.
Suleiman Kerimov amassed a net worth of $18 billion betting mainly on shares of companies controlled by Vladimir Putin only to gamble away the bulk of that on Morgan Stanley and other banks during the global financial crisis.
Premier Vladimir Putin’s party failed to win a majority in parliamentary elections, according to exit polls and early results, dealing the Russian leader his first electoral setback since he came to power a decade ago.
President Dmitry Medvedev may back Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party this weekend to bolster its flagging support before a parliamentary vote as speculation mounts about which of them will run for the Kremlin next year.
Members of Estonia’s government accused neighboring Russia of interfering in local politics after a candidate for mayor of the capital, Tallinn, was placed on Interpol’s wanted list on the eve of municipal elections.