POM on Trial: Juicemaker POM Wonderful goes on trial today in Los Angeles federal district court against Tropicana Products Inc. over its advertising of a rival pomegranate juice blend, The National Law Journal reports. The presiding judge said the government's pending administrative complaint against POM, alleging the company has published deceptive claims about the health benefits of its products, will be excluded from the trial.
Patent Fight: The National Law Journal reports the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a patent dispute over university ownership of inventions. The Justice Department joined top research universities in urging the high court to grant review in Stanford University v. Roche Molecular Systems. University licensing of inventions that flow from federally funded research generates billions of dollars and thousands of jobs.
Bracing: It's Election Day, and Democrats are bracing for major losses around the country. Stories here, here and here. The Wall Street Journal reports President Obama is facing pressure to change his inner circle or even fire top advisers.
No Answer: Former congressman Gary Condit took the witness stand Monday in the Chandra Levy case, but he refused to answer whether he had an intimate relationship with the former federal intern, The Washington Post reports. Condit testified in the prosecution of Ingmar Guandique, charged with killing Levy.