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The R&D Dept.; Local Patents for 3.16.11

Capital One has a new invention to help people get more credit. Plus, the brains at Afton Chemical are at it again; and a local inventors teams with a group in India on a complex invention.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 3.15.11

Lots of businesses trying to collect, including Valpak, a restaurant supply company and a bank trying to recover funds from a New Kent County builder. Plus a Richmond dance club is getting sued by a patron for injuries allegedly suffered at the hands of the bouncer.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 3.8.11

A landlord wants $35,000 in unpaid rent while a local bank is trying to collect $400,000 from a developer and $200,000 from a restaurant. Plus a $300,000 garnishment from a dentist.

The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 3.2.11

Another dog-related invention patented by a local pet supply manufacturer; a bunch of new patents for Afton Chemical, one for MeadWestvaco, an initial claims patent for a kettle; and as usual, a cigarette-related patent for Philip Morris.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 3.1.11

An architecture/engineering firm is trying to collect $200,000 related to work on the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts addition. A real estate feud involving Vistas o the James. Plus an accounting firm is being sued for malpractice and a Performance Food Group is trying to collect from a Stony Point restaurant. And Chesterfield is going to try and sell developments that are delinquent on taxes.

The Docket: Court Roundup for 2.22.12

Lots of disputes this week, including some interesting cases in the construction industry. For example, a contractor hired to fix a pond for the City of Richmond wants the court to approve higher compensation because the project was allegedly more complicated than the City said it was. Plus a woman claims she tripped in the buffet line at a Piccadilly restaurant when her foot got entangled in a mat.

The R&D Dept.: Local Patents for 2.16.11

A wearable hooded towel, plus a neat new phone program to help companies when they put callers on hold and a patent at Capital One.