Rains in Texas have failed to refill water reservoirs for the state’s main rice-growing areas, prompting the first-ever restrictions on irrigation that may lead to the smallest planted acreage since the 1920s.
When Ruth Rooney moved in 2005 to a two-bedroom house in Vallejo, California, near Napa Valley’s famed wineries, the historic St. Vincent’s Hill neighborhood attracted young professionals and there were few vacancies.
Medtronic Inc. will lose its bid for a permanent injunction barring NuVasive Inc. from selling spinal surgery devices that were found to infringe patents held by a Medtronic unit, a federal judge in San Diego said in a tentative ruling.
China’s drug market is primed for “explosive growth,” making its pharmaceutical companies attractive takeover targets for drugmakers about to lose patents on their most popular medicines, according to KPMG LLP.
Brookstone Inc. , a retailer of items such as cordless air compressors, remote-control toy helicopters and massaging chairs, was sued for patent infringement by Baltimore-based manufacturer of specialty items.