The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is extending by one year its program that expedites review of applications for inventions intended to improve the environment and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.
South Korean President Lee Myung Bak said the government will form a “green technology” center to study technology related to energy, information technology, environment, and to share that knowledges with other emerging nations.
For Ray Lane, the years after leaving Oracle Corp. with a $1 billion fortune were supposed to cement his reputation as a shrewd Silicon Valley executive.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, once barred from the U.S., now faces the task of easing trade spats with America ranging from protectionism to patent rights.
The U.S. plans to expand a program that reduces by 12 months the processing time for patents on inventions intended to improve the environment.
Siemens AG , Europe’s largest engineering company, aims to grow its sales from so-called green products designed to save energy to 40 billion euros ($55 billion) by 2014.
Burning cars and bankruptcies have marred the market for batteries powering electric vehicles. That isn’t deterring the world’s biggest chemical maker BASF SE from investing in the space.
Malaysia’s federal government will take control of water assets in the opposition-controlled Selangor state after rationing affected the region that surrounds Kuala Lumpur for more than a month.
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