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Breaking ground: Building permits for 7.25.12

Find out who has landed work at a build-out at Rocketts Landing, a $2M permit to convert an office building to apartments, a new commercial building on W. Broad and where all the area’s biggest homebuilders are building. Full access to all building permits twice a month is available through BizSense Pro.

The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 7.25.12

Patents for MeadWestvaco, Philip Morris and the UVA Patent Foundation. Plus, a Mechanicsville man has invented a process of star navigation for missile systems. BizSense Pro shows you the innovations local companies have coming down the pike.

New business licenses for 7.20.12

Some sweet businesses are on the horizon, including King of Pops, Miz Softee and Fire & Ice Frozen Treats. Plus, a period costume shop is planned. Get the leads on all the new businesses by subscribing to BizSense Pro.

The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 7.11.12

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UVA and VCU get together for a medical patent; a Shockoe Slip drug maker, Afton Chemical and Hamilton Beach each file for patent protection; and two locals come up with a way to repair broken zippers.