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Neurovision wins $30M jury verdict in trademark suit against NuVasive

By   /  Friday, April 11th, 2014  /  Law, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

The Neurovision case was unusual in that the jury agreed that the registration of the trademark was fraudulent. In order to prevent lawsuits over simple mistakes in trademark filings, the courts have set a high bar for finding fraud in registering a trademark. Errors or even negligence are not enough.

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Minicucci masterminds public listing for SMS

By   /  Friday, April 11th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Alex Minicucci, CEO of San Luis Obispo-based SMS Masterminds. (Business Times file photo)

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Cappello lends his clout to reshaping Santa Barbara politics

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Invoca snags Salesforce.com investment, launches new products

By   /  Friday, April 11th, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Employees of the call technology firm Invoca pose on the lawn of the Santa Barbara courthouse. The company recently added Silicon Valley giant Salesforce.com to its investment roster and is rolling out new products. (courtesy photo)

The company has raised more than $30.8 million to date, with the most recent round a $20 million infusion from Accel Partners.

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20 years of honoring innovation: Business & Technology honorees announced

By   /  Friday, April 11th, 2014  /  Features, Nonprofits, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Victor Schaff founded S&S Seeds, the only commercial grower of drought-resistant plants native to California. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

The South Coast Business and Technology Awards, the largest business networking and educational fundraising event in the region, will honor a green packaging company, a drought-resistant seed company and a rescue equipment maker, among others, as it celebrates its 20th year.

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Julia Dilts guides angel network to new role with tech startups

By   /  Friday, April 4th, 2014  /  Columns, Technology  /  1 Comment

Maverick Angels, the Westlake Village-based investor group co-founded by the late John Dilts, is disbanding but not disappearing completely. Founded in 2006, Maverick was a different take on the idea of an angel network. Like other networks, it was an association of individual accredited investors — it didn’t pool money, and members made their own […]

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Cheers to 100 years: Jordano’s kicks off centennial celebration

By   /  Friday, April 4th, 2014  /  Features, Restaurants, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Pete Jordano, CEO of regional food and beverage distributor Jordano’s. The family-owned company will celebrate its 100th year in 2015. (Stephen Nellis / Business Times photo)

Jordano’s kicked off a year-long run-up to its 100th birthday celebration at its biannual food show.

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