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TECH 21 Sep 2017 | 1:00 AM Premium

Apple likes the patent ‘death squad’; Allergan pays to avoid it

Allergan Plc’s decision to pay a Native American tribe US$15mil (RM62.81mil) a year rather than let one of its blockbuster drugs be scrutinised by the US Patent & Trademark Office is part of a backlash against an agency review panel that has been dubbed a “death squad.”

TECH 23 Nov 2017 | 3:30 AM Premium

Uber’s hacking mess is another setback to a turnaround effort

The appointment of Dara Khosrowshahi as head of Uber Technologies Inc this summer was supposed to mark the beginning of a new chapter. The company had been racing from one disaster to the next, leading to boycotts, lawsuits, criminal probes, an executive exodus and an investor-led mutiny against the co-founder.

TECH 12 Oct 2017 | 1:00 AM Premium

Uber pushed the limits of the law. Now comes the reckoning

Shortly after taking over Uber Technologies Inc in September, Dara Khosrowshahi told employees to brace for a painful six months. US officials are looking into possible bribes, illicit software, questionable pricing schemes and theft of a competitor’s intellectual property.

TECH 22 Sep 2016 | 10:04 AM Premium

Whose sky is it anyway? US drone case tests rights to air space

When a small town American roofer took legal action against a neighbour for shooting down his drone, the local dispute sparked a case that could help shape the newest frontier of property rights law – who owns the air.