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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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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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Clean Diesel raises $6.9M in stock offering

By   /  Wednesday, April 9th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Clean Diesel Technologies has raised $6.9 million in a sale of common stock and warrants. The Ventura-based auto emissions technology firm said it sold about 2 million shares and warrants in a direct offering. The proceeds will be used for “general corporate purposes.”

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Invoca garners Salesforce.com investment, rolls out new technology

By   /  Tuesday, April 8th, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Santa Barbara-based inbound call technology firm Invoca has added Salesforce.com to its investor roster and released a new voice intelligence technology to help its customers decode incoming calls. Invoca’s software lets marketers generate unique phone numbers for campaigns and then route and track the calls and sales that result. The company has raised more than […]

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Lynda.com buys coding platform

By   /  Monday, April 7th, 2014  /  Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Carpinteria-based online learning company Lynda.com has purchased Compilr, a Canadian firm that runs a cloud-based platform for programmers to write and test code. Terms of the deal were not announced, but TechCrunch said people close to the transaction valued it at around $20 million. Last year, Lynda.com raised $103 million in its first round of […]

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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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