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Two Chinese intelligence officers accused of stealing US jet engine tech

Two Chinese intelligence officials have been charged by the United States Justice Department with trying to details for a type of jet engine technology from US-based companies.

Bank of America obtained Patent for device storing cryptographic keys

The bank provided an outline of a “hardened storage device” which will be used for storing private keys, of which will be used for blockchain platforms.

Prince’s estate files trademark claim for specific shade of purple

Paisley Park Enterprises Inc filed a trademark application for “Love Symbol #2” which it claims is the “official colour across the brand he left behind”.

Pharrell Williams sends Trump cease-and-desist for playing ‘Happy’ at rally

It has been reported that Williams’ attorney sent a cease-and-desist letter to the president after he played the song at a political rally. The letter said “The use of ‘Happy’ without permission constitutes as copyright infringement’

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Netflix’s ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ subject of ‘legal action’ from Satanic Temple co-founder

The co-founder of the Satanic Temple has revealed his intention to take legal action against Netflix over their new series, pointing out that the inclusion of a recreation of a monument to Baphomet, is copyright infringement.

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