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The Obama administration is still playing it cool with environmentalists. First it skirted the protracted battle over the Keystone XL pipeline, which could carry dirty tar sands oil from Canada to the American Gulf Coast. Now it's facing opposition
Mining & Energy Commission was set to approve its first fracking rule Friday, perhaps the most important of all the safety rules the commission will write to protect the public and safeguard the environment. The standard spells out which chemicals
Font Resize In a case that has shaped a hotly contested federal anti-hacking law, a San Francisco jury has convicted a Danville man of six felonies for stealing trade secrets while working as an executive for a major Bay Area corporate recruiting
A Michigan woman who once worked for GM as an engineer and her husband have received prison terms for conspiring to sell hybrid-vehicle technology to China. Shanshan Du, 54, of Troy, Mich., and her husband Yu Qin, 52, were convicted in November.
Ukraine 'worst abuser of intellectual property rights' Ukraine is a "safe haven" for online piracy, the US says US authorities have named Ukraine as the country with the worst record on protecting intellectual property. A report by the US Trade
The United States is gravely concerned about the impact that Chinese theft of U.S. trade secrets is having on American companies and the economic security of the United States, the U.S. U.S. patents, copyrights and other intellectual property rights.
District Court Judge Clark Waddoups said in a ruling last week that the government had failed to show Prabhu Prasad Mohapatra shared any trade secrets or proprietary information about three compounds sold by Frontier Scientific Inc. (FSI). Mohapatra
Most companies have a natural tendency to keep details of their activities secret -- the fear being that competitors might be able to exploit for commercial advantage the information that they obtain. But it may be in the public interest for some
Pat Halloran leans across The Belcourt's concessions counter, picks up a knife and slices a perfect coin-sized circle of peel off an orange...As the heat brings out the oil in the peel, it begins to glisten. Holding it vertically between his thumb
First-to-file. Under the new law, patents go to the first inventor to file for them -- a big change from the old law, which awarded patents to the first inventor to come up with an idea, whether he or she got to the patent office first. First-to-