The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced Monday that it planned to begin or expand Patent Prosecution Highway projects — aimed at speeding up the patent application process — with South Korea, Israel, Denmark, Iceland and Norway.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday it would closely collaborate with its foreign counterparts to heighten global oversight and tackle skyrocketing imports of FDA-regulated products.
The U.S. Department of Labor announced on Monday a proposed rule narrowing the "advice" exemption to the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act's reporting requirements, to combat what the DOL calls "significant underreporting" of employer and consultant persuader agreements.
The U.K.'s Office of Fair Trading on Monday sent a proposed acquisition of Chi-X Europe Ltd. by rival exchange operator BATS Global Markets Inc. to the Competition Commission for further review.
Johnson & Johnson Inc. unit Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals on Friday announced a voluntary recall of 40,000 bottles of psychiatric drug risperidone over fears they are contaminated with a wood preservative byproduct.
Updated merger guidelines issued Friday by the U.S. Department of Justice crystallized the department's increasing willingness to pursue conduct-based fixes in vertical mergers, antitrust attorneys say.
U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk on Thursday praised the Peruvian government for implementing environmental provisions in a trade agreement with the U.S. by passing reforms that tackle illegal logging and illegal trade in wildlife.
China has decided to continue assessing anti-dumping duties on imports of the industrial chemical hydrazine hydrate from the U.S., Japan, South Korea and France, the Ministry of Commerce said Friday.
The European Commission on Friday introduced rules aimed at beefing up the security of Europe's emissions trading system, which has been targeted by hackers and digital fraudsters in the past.
The California Coastal Commission on Thursday rejected applications by U2 guitarist The Edge and business associates for a project that includes five mansions near the state's Malibu coastline.
The port and city of Seattle have committed to a $33 million cleanup effort to remove sediments tainted by toxic chemicals from a former asphalt production facility near downtown Seattle, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.
The First Circuit on Thursday allowed a congressional body formed to defend the Defense of Marriage Act to intervene in a dispute over health benefits for federal workers in same-sex marriages.
The Seventh Circuit on Thursday rejected a challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to approve a Wisconsin air quality implementation plan submitted under the agency's controversial 2002 revision to the rules for obtaining permits to modify existing facilities.
The U.S. on Thursday eased restrictions on exports of certain potentially sensitive technologies to a list of 36 “low-risk” countries, including Australia, France and Germany, as part of President Barack Obama’s promised reforms to the current complex export control system.
Chrysler Group LLC on Thursday voluntarily recalled more than 11,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles over concerns that missing or misaligned rivets could cause the steering column to collapse in an accident.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a measure to repeal about $6 billion in subsidies and import taxes designed to support ethanol production, just days after rejecting a move to force a vote on the cost-cutting effort.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday launched an inquiry into a policy that some say creates barriers to market entry for nontraditional energy service providers, including those offering electric storage technologies.
New Hampshire's highest court ruled Wednesday that the state legislature could not force the attorney general to join a suit before the Eleventh Circuit challenging the federal health care reform law, saying such an action would violate the state constitution.
Federal officials told a Senate committee Thursday that the U.S. Small Business Administration must do a better job coordinating its oversight efforts with other agencies when partnering to award contracts to small businesses.
The U.S. Department of Energy's inspector general on Monday criticized West Virginia's management of a $38 million federal weatherization grant, saying state agencies did not solicit competitive bids and prioritized weatherization for state employees and their relatives.