A Texas patent-licensing company that demands royalties from businesses for simply scanning a document was sued by Vermont in what the state said is the first such consumer-protection lawsuit in the U.S.
Accounting changes that would require companies to report more of their leases as assets and liabilities may encourage businesses to structure shorter-term rental agreements that could hamper the ability of lessors to predict cash flows, according to Fitch Ratings.
Sprint Nextel Corp.’s sweetened bid for wireless-network partner Clearwire Corp. has failed to win the support of investors fighting the takeover, raising concern that the new offer may not be enough to seal the deal.
President Barack Obama today will provide new details justifying the targeted killing of terrorists overseas and announcing steps toward his goal of shutting the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
U.S. drone strikes have killed four American citizens in counterterrorism operations overseas since 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder said today, the Obama administration’s first public acknowledgment of those killings.
Vermont sued a patent owner, accusing it of violating the state’s Consumer Protection Act and saying it’s the first state to file such a complaint against a company whose business is suing for patent infringement.