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April 9, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Boeing Co. may get hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation after winning a patent-infringement claim against NASA over an aluminum alloy used to build the space shuttle. Boeing developed a lighter structure for frames in the 1970s and 1980s to save on jet fuel costs. It claimed the technology was used in the external fuel tank that provides the backbone of the shuttle during launch and sued the government in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington in 2000. Federal Claims Judge Francis M. Allegra said Boeing was entitled to a 1.25% royalty on the cost of the tanks.
March 20, 2007 | Alana Semuels, Times Staff Writer
By day, Richard Inman, captain of the East Fork Volunteer Fire Department, makes a living cleaning the pool and sweeping up at the Camp Williams mobile home park above Azusa, where he lives. Three nights a week, he's the "Mountain Man." The transformation starts at 7 p.m., when Inman's heavy metal and bluegrass radio show goes live from his trailer, which is so deep in the Angeles National Forest that he can't get cellphone reception.
May 25, 2010 | By Kim Geiger and Tom Hamburger, Tribune Washington Bureau
It was close to 2 a.m. when Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and others on a House-Senate conference committee saw just how much clout the oil industry had when it came to winning special tax breaks and other financial benefits from Congress. At issue was the 2005 Energy Policy Act — the largest energy bill in years. The committee chairman, Rep. Joe L. Barton (R-Texas), a friend of the industry, had saved some big issues for the end: billions of dollars in tax and royalty relief to encourage drilling for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico and other offshore areas.
February 7, 1989
Now that President Reagan's trustee has committed the ex-President (behind his back, the sneak) to receive (only) a $5 million advance royalty for two books, will we be reading Ron's words or Peggy Noonan's? OLIVER BERLINER Beverly Hills
February 15, 1987
It may seem a minor item among today's calamitous problems, but may I respectfully request that you discard the use of "First Daughter," "First Son," "First Dog" etc. It smacks of royalty and it stinks. J. P. COYNE Rancho Palos Verdes
May 10, 2012
POP MUSIC Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Maroon 5 and Foster the People headline KIIS Wango Tango, a grab bag (but an ambitious one) of chart-toppers and contemporary pop royalty that suggests the kids' tastes are broad and genre-less these days. Home Depot Center, 18400 Avalon Blvd., Carson. 2 p.m. Sat. $35-$225.
September 22, 1991
Michael Schrage writes arrant, indeed, wicked nonsense when he issues his "Call to Arms on Record Industry Home Taping 'Tax' " (Aug. 29). Not once does he consider in his hysterical diatribe against manufacturers of recorders and blank tapes (and the coming blank CDs) that the issue of royalties concerns artists--writers, composers, publishers, for example. For those are the people who create what he wants to copy for his convenience. For years, as a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers, I have lobbied my representatives in the Senate and Congress to find a way to enforce the law of copyright, meaning the obligation to make royalty payments, for those whose work is disseminated via the media.
July 26, 1999
"The Great American Oil Rip-Off" (editorial, July 20) confuses two separate issues. The litigation in which California and a number of public-land drillers have been engaged is a disagreement about whether oil companies complied with the law, and it is a matter for the courts to decide. At the heart of the matter is congressional intent to keep a federal regulatory agency from rewriting federal royalty laws that date back to 1920. The Department of the Interior has repeatedly sought to change the basis by which royalties are established.
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