Court: Patent-suit losers should pay fees

Posted: December 29, 2013 at 3:14 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Patent owners who lose infringement lawsuits should have to pay the winners’ legal fees more often, a U.S. appeals court said in adding its views to a debate before Congress and the Supreme Court.

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Limited-edition liquor lines make bars’ patro...

In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, bartender Dan Chavez Stahl sits with a drink he calls the Quinundrum, made with Quinetum, a new quinine cordial by Hendrick's Gin, at the Rickhouse bar in San Francisco. Quinetum is sold exclusively to a few bars around the country. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO — There’s something different about the gin and tonics they mix at Rickhouse bar on San Francisc... Read »

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Fed toolbox bigger after 100 years

Former chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan, left, talks with Janet Yellen,  right, Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and successor to current chairman Ben Bernanke, before taking their seat to participate in the ceremonial signing of a certificate commemorating the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Federal Reserve Act, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 at the Federal Reserve Building in Washington. Joined by his two predecessors, Bernanke marked the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve by reflecting on the bold actions past chairmen have had to take in the best interest of the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON — The press called it an early Christmas present for President Woodrow Wilson when on Dec. 23, 1913... Read »