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US farmer wins damages over Bayer AG, BASF herbicide

US farmer wins damages over Bayer AG, BASF herbicide

A US jury has awarded $265 million to a Missouri farmer who blamed herbicide from chemical giants Bayer AG and BASF for destroying his peach orchards, in a case set to bolster 140 other lawsuits.Jurors in federal court in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, made the rul

Switzerland votes for law against homophobia

Switzerland votes for law against homophobia

Switzerland on Sunday voted strongly in favour of a new law against homophobia in a referendum in the face of strong opposition from the populist rightwing Swiss People's Party (SVP).Final results showed 63 percent voted in favour of widening existing laws ag

US agency to hear patent complaint over Google speakers

US agency to hear patent complaint over Google speakers

A US trade panel said Thursday it was investigating a complaint that Google infringed on patented technology of smart speaker maker Sonos.Sonos, which filed patent lawsuits against Google last month, called on the quasi-judicial US International Trade Commissi

Ex-US Olympic doctor blames firing on abuse concerns: reports

Ex-US Olympic doctor blames firing on abuse concerns: reports

A former US Olympic and Paralympic Committee sports medicine executive says in a whistleblower lawsuit that he was fired by the USOPC after questioning how top executives handled sex abuse and mental health issues, according to multiple reports Thursday.The De

Huawei sues Verizon over alleged patent infringement

Huawei sues Verizon over alleged patent infringement

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei said Thursday it had filed two lawsuits in Texas courts against Verizon that accuse the US wireless carrier of patent infringement.The move is the latest by Huawei to use US courts to protect its interests as President Donald Trum