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The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 2.1.12

Patents this week for Capital One, Intelliject and Philip Morris. Plus Freddie Mac received a patent for a system that helps it determine the likelihood that a loan will close.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 1.26.12

An unusually high number of suits against contractors/construction firms. Plus the state is going after a payday lender. And a public transit bus rider claims she was literally thrown from a bus by the driver after she got into an argument with him over a fare.

Moving Day: Home sales over $500,000

The monthly run-down of home sales over $500,000 from data provided by the Realtor’s Association. This month, all sorts of high-end homes including farm houses in Goochland, a Georgian house in Ashland and a cabin-like home in Chesterfield.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 1.19.12

Lots of collections efforts, especially in construction and real estate. Plus the City of Richmond is going after another alleged tax delinquent restaurant, this time at Stony Point. And tons of medical-related lawsuits, including a claim that a surgeon removed a patient’s stomach thinking it was cancerous when it wasn’t, a patient who claims she had a brain operation on the wrong side of his brain and a customer who claims he got the wrong prescription from Walgreens.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 1.18.12

Loads of patents this week including inventions from MeadWestvaco, Afton Chemical and a high-tech defense contractor in Ashland.

Business Licenses: 1.13.12

Some new law offices, a company called Shoeaholic, a couple of new Mexican restaurants are just part of a huge list of new business licenses this week.

Business Licenses 1.6.12

Some interesting new business names this week such as Schwenk Computers, Covington’s Scrubs with Love, and Appliance Yikes.