Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Online Copyright Infringement Bill Supported by Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Study

The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (S. 3804), introduced Sept. 20 by Sens. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) and Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), would take an aggressive and needed stand against online piracy, a…

Patent and Trademark Office, European Patent Office Agree to Work toward Joint Patent Classification System

The Patent and Trademark Office has agreed to work with the European Patent Office towards the formation of a joint patent classification system, according to…

All States but Texas Ready to Implement Greenhouse Gas Permitting Requirements Early Next Year

October 29, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Every state but Texas is prepared to begin processing and issuing permits for facilities emitting greenhouse gases on Jan. 2, 2011, or soon thereafter, the National Association of Clean Air Agencies said…

FTC Will Require EnergyGuide Labels for Televisions Manufactured After May 2011

October 28, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Federal Trade Commission approved amendments to the Appliance Labeling Rule that will require the yellow-and-black EnergyGuide label on…

Agriculture Department Endorses Broad Biomass Assistance Program

October 28, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Department of Agriculture is endorsing a broad program of financial assistance to farmers and other landowners switching to biomass energy crops such as grass and trees, even though an…

SEC Seeks Comments on Extension of Private Actions to Transnational Securities Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission Oct. 25 began the process, mandated by the recent financial reform law, of examining whether the…

Hedge Fund Manager Nadel Receives 14 Years in Prison for 10-Year, $330 Million Fraud

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Oct. 21 sentenced hedge fund manager Arthur previous hitNadelnext hit to 14 years in prison for his…

New York’s Highest Court Rejects Wider Liability for Third-Party Financial Professionals

October 26, 2010 in Banking Report · Leave a Comment 

New York’s highest court, in a 4-3 ruling, Oct. 21 rejected pleas to allow broader liability for third-party financial professionals, pulling the plug on claims that…

Government Dismisses Criminal Tax Case Against UBS, Prompting Questions about IRS’s Next Overseas Target

October 26, 2010 in Banking Report · Leave a Comment 

The U.S. government’s dismissal of a criminal information against the Swiss bank UBS AG that was filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Oct. 22 has led to questions as to which…

Administration Proposes 20 Percent Cut in Fuel Use, Emissions for Heavy-Duty Trucks

October 26, 2010 in World Climate Change Report · Leave a Comment 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Obama administration announced a proposal Oct. 25 that would for the first time set fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for…

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