The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office should get as much as $279 million to help the agency deal with a backlog of patent applications, President Barack Obama said in a request for supplemental funding from Congress.
Nevin Shapiro, chief executive officer of Capitol Investments USA Inc., defrauded investors of at least $80 million to fund his lavish lifestyle after raising $880 million in a Ponzi scheme, U.S. prosecutors charged.
News Corp.’s Fox Broadcasting Co. asked a federal appeals court to overrule a district judge and halt Dish Network Corp.’s AutoHop ad-skipping service that it says threatens television’s advertising system.
President Barack Obama selected Elena Kagan , his top U.S. Supreme Court lawyer and the former dean of Harvard Law School, to fill a vacancy on the high court and for the first time give it three female members.
Alfalfa genetically modified to withstand Monsanto Co.’s herbicide should be taken off the market because regulators didn’t properly consider how it affects endangered plants and animals, environmental groups told a federal appeals court.
The heirs of Superman creators Jerome Siegel and Joseph Shuster took their 15-year-old fight with Time Warner Inc.’s DC Comics unit to reclaim the rights to the comic book hero before a federal appeals court.
President Barack Obama said he will announce a nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens by next month and that he’ll seek a candidate who values individual rights and privacy when ruling on cases.