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May 31, 2017

Get Your Ink Cartridges Refilled, Supreme Court Rules Not Illegal


Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of consumers in a 7-to-1 decision on a printer ink case that has ramifications on how third-party companies can build businesses that service bigger companies’ product lines. It came down to the rights of a patent-holder after its product is sold — in this case, can printer-maker Lexmark stop a third-party company from refilling its ink cartridges. [Consumerist, SCOTUSBlog]

Looking for a landmark ruling on patent exhaustion, the patent community got just that in the Supreme Court’s decision this morning in Impression Products, Inc. v Lexmark International, Inc. The court has been deciding a steady diet of patent cases for much of the last decade and has been rejecting

Source: Opinion analysis: Federal Circuit loses again, as justices categorically reject enforcement of post-sale patent restrictions – SCOTUSblog

May 31, 2017

Word of the Day: “Covfefe” (Trump Is Retarded)

Donald Trump is bonkers.

Okay, you knew that. And he probably was tweeting in bed as he fell asleep.

So he made a mistake. And didn’t remove it for 6 hours.

So much for his legal team vetting his tweets.

Oh, and why is he still tweeting on his personal account? WTF? This actually should be illegal. As I understand it, everything the President says (speaks, writes, signs, hand gestures, etc.) is public record and is to be preserved.

This isn’t the first tweet he’s deleted. I’m sure it won’t be his last.

At 12:06 a.m. ET, the President of the United States tweeted this: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”

Source: “Covfefe” tells you all you need to know about Donald Trump –

May 31, 2017

Home Alone, Trump Edition

I don’t know whether to feel sad or say “I told you so.”

Oh, wait, I know exactly how to feel:

I feel like a cheeseburger.

And I feel like getting this idiot out of office ASAP. Take Pence and Ryan with him. These guys are all deplorable. And I don’t feel a damn bit sorry for Cheetolini.

Instead of celebrating a victory lap after his trip, Trump returns to a raging controversy over Russia, writes Gloria Borger

Source: Trump, home all alone –

May 31, 2017

US Tourism is Dead Thanks to Stupid Trump and His Draconian Policies

Well, dang, who’d have thunk it? Foreigners don’t want to come here.

Ya think? Trump is killing the US economy and many small businesses that depend on tourism.

Travel to the United States has dropped as much as 16 percent in the months since President Donald Trump took office.

Source: Tourism to the U.S. Has Been in Decline Since Trump Took Office – NBC News

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