The R&D Dept.: Local patents for 7.1.20

Some of this week’s patents include a party accessory and display unit, an e-vaping device and a dual-ended lip balm container.

Lee Monument lawsuits a hot potato for Richmond judges

A combined six local judges have recused themselves from two lawsuits filed this month seeking to halt the removal of the Robert E. Lee Monument on Monument Avenue. One of the two remaining judges lives in the neighborhood.

The Pitch: Advertising and marketing news for 6.30.20

A national infectious diseases nonprofit taps a Richmond firm for web design work, a local agency and photographer collaborate on a Father’s Day campaign for a sports bar and restaurant chain, and several area shops assist clients in response to the coronavirus pandemic.