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The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 3.1.1.12

A local man is trying to patent his own toothbrush design. An inventor in Manakin-Sabot has patented a new method for curing tobacco. And another local named his invention after himself.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 4.5.12

Former SportsQuest gym

More SportsQuest lawsuits. Plus a construction/development company is getting sued by three other vendors related to a projects on Hull Street. Plus a college basketball coach claims his former employer defamed him when it fired him.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 3.28.12

Patents this week for MeadWestvaco, Philip Morris, La-Z-Boy and others. Plus a local man filed an initial patent for his own shoe design.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 3.22.12

Lots of real estate disputes: Henrico County wants more than $1 million from a major mixed-use development. Plus a race car driver claims a motorsports company didn’t deliver a car in tip-top shape. And a former hospital worker claims she was fired for missing a day of work after her parents were injured in a car accident.