Houston has become the second city in the nation, after Los Angeles, to be classified as a severe ozone area by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and now has until 2019 to reduce its ozone to acceptable levels.
Fujifilm USA Inc. has signed a licensing agreement to resolve infringement claims alleged by patent-holding company FotoMedia Technologies LLC over three patents covering Web site technology that allows users to upload and share their photos.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking a fine of as much as $28 million against a pipeline company responsible for a 2007 jet fuel spill in Texas.
Audio products company Skullcandy Inc. on Thursday moved to settle its lawsuit against wireless communications products supplier Audiovox Corp. over a patent for an integrator that allows a user to use a music player and a mobile telephone through one set of headphones.
Bankrupt Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. is seeking court approval to sell Texas-based power supplier Eagle Energy Partners LP that it purchased in May last year, saying a sale was vital to ensure the energy company continued operating.
An Australian company has filed a suit against Oracle Corp. alleging that several versions of Oracle's database management system products encroach on two data processing patents.
The owner of Spybot Search & Destroy spyware scanner has sued Best Buy Co. Inc. for using the program without a license at its Geek Squad computer repair locations.
President Bush has signed the Need-Based Educational Aid Act of 2008, giving institutions of higher education an extended exemption to antitrust laws by allowing them to share information in order to determine students' need for financial aid.
Microsoft Corp. has become the latest company targeted by DVD software maker MedioStream Inc. for allegedly infringing two patents related to digital recording technology.
Intel Corp. has filed suit against publicly traded Canadian licensing company Wi-LAN Inc., seeking a declaratory judgment that it has not infringed 18 Wi-LAN patents for wireless technology and seeking to have the patents declared invalid.
The U.S. Senate passed a modified $700 billion bailout package for the financial industry on Wednesday night, setting the stage for another vote in the House of Representatives as early as Friday. But the outlook for approval by the House remains uncertain.
Aerielle Technologies Inc. has sued rival computer accessory maker Siig Inc. for allegedly infringing two patents related to accessories for portable audio players.
Discount giant 99¢ Only Stores is facing a penalty of nearly $1 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for selling unregistered and mislabeled pesticides in California and Nevada.
Weeks after mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were taken over by the government, cousin Farmer Mac has had to raise $65 million in fresh capital to offset heavy losses caused by its investments in Fannie Mae and Lehman Brothers securities.
After yet another settlement in its wide-ranging battle over patents for online sales methods, the patent-holding company formerly known as Orion IP LLC has asked a federal court to dismiss retailer Fry's Electronics Inc. from the suit.
Acacia Research Corp. unit International Printer Corp. has struck a settlement deal with Hewlett-Packard Co. and Brother International Corp. in a patent suit related to networkable multifunction printer technology, which IPC brought against several defendants.
A Texas oil refining company has filed suit against the California Air Resources Board, seeking to block enforcement of new regulations requiring increased ethanol content in gasoline sold in the state beginning in 2010.
Software maker Adobe Systems Inc. has sued patent licenser Acacia Research Corp., asking for a declaratory judgment of noninfringement related to a patent for an image-enhancing process called digital halftoning.
A federal judge in Texas has shot down a pension fund's bid for class status in a securities fraud case against energy company Halliburton Co.
A judge in Delaware has ruled against Apollo Management LP and Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc. in a case in which Hexion sought to get out of a July 2007 agreement to pay $6.5 billion to acquire chemical products maker Huntsman Corp.