Patent law currently grants patents to the first person to invent something. Under a Senate reform bill, patent law would recognize the first person to file a patent.
02/28/2011 12:32 pm
To protect citizens from future autocrats, Egypt, Tunisia, and other Arab nations working toward democratic reforms should adopt a single, regional bill of rights among other agreements. The US helped Europe adopt such pacts after World War II, and it should help Arabs do the same now.
02/28/2011 09:05 am
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The unanimous Security Council decision increases international pressure on Col. Muammar Qaddafi's regime in Libya as President Obama calls for Qaddafi to leave power immediately.
02/27/2011 09:29 am
Jerry Seinfeld has prevailed in a libel case, winning his First Amendment right to call a woman 'wacko' after suing his wife for what he calls 'vegetable plagiarism.' Jerry Seinfeld's attorney called the decision a victory for 'right of comedians to tell jokes.'
02/25/2011 10:55 pm
The case of an Ohio woman who lied so her girls could attend a better school triggers a sharp debate about equity in public education.
02/25/2011 04:57 pm
In light of this week's sentencing of a Congolese military officer for sexual violence, correspondent Jina Moore discusses the many gray areas of reporting on rape in Africa.
02/25/2011 01:16 pm
The Wisconsin GOP-led Assembly approved a bill Friday to sharply curtail the power of public employee unions. But the battle for public opinion, in Wisconsin and the nation, goes on, with the state Senate yet to vote.
02/25/2011 12:07 pm
A few Republicans and Democrats are turning away from their party's ideology. Can this lead to a bipartisan budget deal?
02/25/2011 11:05 am
Worker rights are important. But perhaps workers should demand individual rights, not collective ones.
02/25/2011 08:56 am