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The Docket: Court Roundup for 8.18.11

Lots of businesses trying to collect. Plus a local computer manufacturer is suing its former marketing firm for bad-mouthing it after the contract was not renewed and the Virginia Tourism Corporation is going after an apparel company for allegedly using its trademarked “Virginia is for Lovers” slogan. And a former patient claims her surgeon left sponges inside her abdomen after a procedure.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 8.17.11

The patent office’s “approved” stamp has been busy lately as a ton of patents were granted for local inventors all over town including one for an airplane in Midlothian.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 8.4.11

Tons of business lawsuits this week: A bank is trying to collect millions from a Richmond-based restaurant ownership group, plus lots of construction-related suits. And an aggrieved customer claims she was locked in the dressing room of a Leggs Hanes outlet for hours. She wants $750,000 in damages. Plus two lawyers are being sued.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 8.3.11

Inventions from some interesting local companies this week including a company a call The Bill Police and Wealthcare Capital Management.