PATENT FEUD CONTINUES: “The U.S. Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that had favored Apple over Samsung Electronics in smartphone patent litigation, and asked that it return the case to the trial court for more litigation,” Reuters reports. “Samsung had appealed a federal appeals court ruling to the Supreme Court, which agreed to hear the case. The Justice Department submitted its view in an amicus brief on Wednesday. … The world’s top smartphone rivals have been feuding over patents since 2011, when Apple sued Samsung in Northern California alleging infringement of the iPhone’s patents, designs and trademarked appearance.” Read more here.
A MUST READ: Jeffrey Goldberg wrote about anti-Semitism on Twitter and the rise of the alt-right over at the Atlantic. “I’m of two minds about alt-right online anti-Semitism. On the one hand, as someone who has written about issues concerning Jews and Israel for a number of decades now (I won’t name the number), my skin is thick like a rhino’s. Anti-semitism is not new, or shocking, to me,” Goldberg writes. “On the other hand, I don’t want to mitigate the damage done by the far-right. … In the interest of cataloguing a portion of the invective directed my way, you will find below a partial listing of what I’ve seen in just the past couple of weeks.” Click here for that list.