WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, returning to the bench for the first time since undergoing lung cancer surgery in December, jumped right into the fray on Tuesday, posing the first question in oral arguments as is her custom. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen during a group portrait session for the new full court at the Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo The diminutive liberal justice, who will turn 86 next month, was steady on her feet as she entered the ornate courtroom before participating in the hour-long argument in a patent dispute pitting an Alabama company against the U.S. Postal Service. Wearing one of her signature decorative collars, the black-robed Ginsburg appeared attentive throughout the argument, asking in a clear voice several technical questions. Her return to the bench seemed unremarkable to the eight other justices, none of whom made … [Read more...] about Ginsburg gets back to business in return to U.S. Supreme Court
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By Rex Crum | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: November 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm | UPDATED: November 15, 2018 at 7:58 am Elon Musk is no stranger when it comes to breaking into — and upending — established industries. So why not get into the business of making liquor, too? After all, stars such as Sammy Hagar (Cabo Wabo) and George Clooney (Casamigos) have found success making tequila. Musk probably wouldn’t even have to sell that much of his 20 percent stake in Tesla to get bottles on the shelves. But money might not matter to those who oversee the world of tequila: Mexico’s Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT). In case you missed it, on Oct. 12 Musk tweeted out “Teslaquila coming soon,” along with what he said was a “visual approximation” of what the label and bottle would look like. Visual approximation pic.twitter.com/sMn3Pv476Y — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 12, 2018 The label, which includes … [Read more...] about It’s not tequila — it’s Teslaquila. And Mexico doesn’t like Elon Musk’s new liquor.
Oct 25, 6:49 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Ranjitha Shastry 10/25/18 AT 6:48 AM Nasdaq, the second-largest stock exchange in the world by total capitalization, obtained a patent Tuesday that will permit it to use a blockchain-based wire service to release time-sensitive information. Nasdaq can now create a blockchain platform — which will integrate smart contracts — that will include encryption and workflow system and would also keep a schedule and record activity while securing information.The patent, published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, describes how various services — wires, newswires, press releases, and other forms of digital distribution — deliver their information at pre-set times to outlets using web interfaces for storing and receiving data. Further the patent explained that the technology is evolving, so is the increasing number … [Read more...] about Nasdaq Gets Patent For Newswire Service Built On Blockchain
An April Fool's joke may become a reality for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk. Tesla's CEO teased a Tesla-branded tequila earlier this year as part of a ruse on social media. On Monday, the company officially filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to trademark "Teslaquila." The trademark is for "distilled agave liquor" and "distilled blue agave liquor." Teslaquila first appeared as part of an April Fool's prank in which Musk said on Twitter that his electric car company was going bankrupt and that he had been found "passed out against a Tesla Model 3, surrounded by "Teslaquila" bottles." A few days later, he posted a photo on Instagram of a tequila bottle with a "Teslaquila" label plastered on it. Representatives for Tesla did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment. While there is no guarantee that a Tesla-brand tequila will hit the market, the company filed an "intent to use" trademark for Teslaquila, which means that it is currently … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s Tesla Seeks to Trademark ‘Teslaquila’
The Philadelphia 76ers, currently reaping the benefits of a few strategically bad seasons, recently have applied to trademark the phrase “Trust The Process," according to a filing by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. (Hat-tip to Twitter user and D.C. trademark lawyer Josh Gerben for noticing the filing Friday morning.) You may recall that Sixers leadership once balked at acknowledging anything related to The Process, which originated from Sam Hinkie’s early press conferences and a rabid section of the team’s fanbase, which put its trust in the enigmatic former general manager. The team seems to have completed its reversal with the trademark filing on Sept. 26, which it plans on using for many things, including television shows, basketball camps, mascot appearances, video games, and coloring books. You can read a comprehensive history of Trust The Process from Process historian Max Rappoport, but here’s a quick refresher. Trust(ing) The … [Read more...] about The Sixers want to trademark phrase ‘Trust The Process’