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March 14, 2011
The Senate recently approved the America Invents Act, a bipartisan bill that updates the nation’s patent system for the first time in more than 50 years. The bill, which passed...
March 14, 2011
A bipartisan group of four House members has introduced a bill, the American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2011, to make permanent the U.S. research and development (R&D) tax...
February 24, 2011
Butamax Advanced Biofuel (Wilmington, DE), a joint venture formed between DuPont and BP, says it filed a patent infringement suit on January 14 against newly public isobutanol producer...
February 16, 2011
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) has proposed a rule for reducing the fee charged to rail shippers filing rate or service complaints, to $350/filing. The fee for some...
February 14, 2011
Representatives Fred Upton (R., MI) and Ed Whitfield (R., KY), along with Senator James Inhofe (R., OK), have sided with the Obama administration in a Supreme Court case that will determine whether states can pursue public nuisance claims related to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Both the administration and the lawmakers have asked the high court to throw out the lawsuit filed against electric utilities. Nuisance cases have created widespread concerns for industry, including lawsuits related to lead-based paint and to methyl- tert- butyl ether (MTBE)....
February 14, 2011
Representatives Fred Upton (R., MI) and Ed Whitfield (R., KY), along with Senator James Inhofe (R., OK), have sided with the Obama administration in a Supreme Court case that will...
January 17, 2011
An 11,000-m.t. dwt tanker carrying an undisclosed cargo of chemicals was captured on January 15 by Somali pirates, reports say. The Korean-owned Samho Jewelry was about 350...
January 13, 2011
A federal appeals court has rejected a bid by Texas state officials who sought a legal stay that would have prevented EPA’s takeover of the state’s air permitting program...
January 12, 2011
Dow AgroSciences and DuPont’s Pioneer Hi-Bred business say they have resolved a dispute over corn seed packaging bearing a jointly developed trait that Dow  says did not properly display the Pioneer brand....
January 3, 2011
Minnesota attorney general Lori Swanson says the state has filed a lawsuit against 3M for alleged damage it caused to Minnesota’s ground and surface water by decades of disposing...
January 3, 2011
Minnesota attorney general Lori Swanson says the state has filed a lawsuit against 3M for alleged damage it caused to Minnesota’s ground and surface water by decades of disposing...
January 3, 2011
The Chinese Commerce Ministry says it is cutting export quotas for rare earths minerals by about 11% for the first half of 2011. China supplies more than 95% of the world’s rare...
January 3, 2011
A federal appeals court has granted an emergency motion by the state of Texas seeking a legal stay on EPA’s planned January 2 takeover of the state’s air permit program. The  U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia says the purpose of the stay is to give the court sufficient opportunity to consider the merits of the state’s request and “should not be construed in any way as a ruling on the merits of that motion.”...
December 23, 2010
Deinove (Paris), a biotech start-up, says the European Patent Office (EPO) has sent the company an “intention to grant" notice for a “foundational” biomaterials...
December 13, 2010
Investment Canada requires a foreign takeover of Canadian assets render a "net benefit" to the country....
December 6, 2010

Greenpeace has filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Washington alleging that Dow Chemical and Sasol engaged in corporate espionage against the environmental organization from 1998-2000. The suit alleges that Dow and Sasol, which was called Condea Vista at the time, along with the public relations firms Denzenhall Resources (Washington) and Ketchum (New York), hired private investigators from the now defunct firm Beckett Brown International (BBI) to steal “thousands of documents, intercept phone call records, trespass, and conduct unlawful surveillance and theft of confidential information related to Greenpeace’s public interest work.” 


December 3, 2010
A U.S. District judge in San Francisco has ruled that genetically modified (GM) sugar beets seedlings planted by four seed companies in September be destroyed, saying the USDA issued permits to grow the crops despite a prior ruling revoking USDA's approval of GM sugar beets and without conducting an environmental review....
December 1, 2010
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that China has decided to extend its antidumping measures on chloroform imported the European Union (EU), Korea, and the U.S., for...
November 24, 2010
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that China will resort to more legal, technical and fiscal measures for greater progress in energy saving and emission reduction over...
November 23, 2010
DuPont has agreed to settle a West Virginia class action lawsuit for $70 million, including periodic medical testing and check-ups for plaintiffs for a period of 30 years. DuPont...
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