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Ventura surgical products firm wins $30M trademark verdict

By   /  Thursday, April 3rd, 2014  /  Law, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura surgical products firm wins $30M trademark verdict

A Ventura-based surgical products company won a $30 million jury verdict today in a trademark infringement lawsuit. The verdict is the second attempt at a decision for Neurovision Medical Products, which sued San Diego-based medical device firm NuVasive in 2009. Neurovision alleged that NuVasive willfully infringed on the Ventura company’s “Neurovision” trademark. A jury in Read More →

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Sonos fights Apple spinoffs in patent battle

By   /  Friday, March 21st, 2014  /  Law, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Sonos fights Apple spinoffs in patent battle

Wireless speaker maker Sonos made its first-ever disclosure of $535 million in revenue while locked in a patent fight against sophisticated opponents with ties to Apple.

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Oxnard sues ex-officials over retirement perk

By   /  Wednesday, March 19th, 2014  /  Law, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Oxnard sues ex-officials over retirement perk

Oxnard’s city attorney is trying to claw back $101,400 from seven city officials who benefited from an allegedly illegal retirement perk set up by Ed Sotelo, the former city manager at the heart of a corruption probe that began in 2010.

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Move sues after Realtor.com chief leaves for rival Zillow

By   /  Tuesday, March 18th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Law, Real Estate, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Move sues after Realtor.com chief leaves for rival Zillow

Move Inc., operator of Realtor.com, has sued a former employee and much-larger competitor Zillow, alleging theft of trade secrets.

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Thousand Oaks law seminars focus on big questions in biotech

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Law, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Thousand Oaks law seminars focus on big questions in biotech

Organizers promise a steady progression from relatively anodyne topics like 3-D printers and intellectual property to touchier subjects, such as genetically engineered salmon, how animals are treated in biotech research and what ethical and legal obligations biotech researchers have when they appropriate and commercialize molecules traditionally used by indigenous cultures.

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Crossroads Center developer sues Best Buy over growth plans

By   /  Friday, February 28th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Law, Real Estate, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Crossroads Center developer sues Best Buy over growth plans

In a suit filed last month in Santa Barbara County Superior Court, developer Santa Maria Associates 101 is suing Best Buy Stores and asking a court to affirm its rights to develop new pads in the center, which is located at Highway 101 and East Betteravia Road.

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Precedent-setting attorneys launch surrogacy agency in Santa Barbara

By   /  Friday, February 14th, 2014  /  Columns, Law  /  Comments Off on Precedent-setting attorneys launch surrogacy agency in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara attorneys Robert Walmsley and Marlea Jarrette have opened an agency called Surrogacy International to build on their decades of experience practicing — and sometimes helping establish — the law that applies when a woman agrees to carry a child for another couple.

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