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Improving Team Speed

APPAREL: Solid IP and Pro Sports Licensing Deal May Be Winning ComboInventory risk prevents retailers from keeping every professional athlete’s jersey in stock. If an unknown player’s breakout performance sparks demand, long production times mean fans wait until next season.

Ionis Earns $45M Licensing Fee for Huntington’s Disease Drug

The Carlsbad drugmaker has licensed what’s being called a groundbreaking treatment following promising early trial results.

Anzu Partners Closes $128M Fund, Opens La Jolla Office

Anzu Partners, a private equity and venture capital firm that recently closed a $128.4 million fund to invest in industrial technology companies, has opened an office in La Jolla.

GA-ASI Hosts Aerospace Accelerator Pitch Competition

Starburst brought young aerospace companies together with potential funding sources.

Adamis Applying for Approval of Product that Treats Opioid Overdose

the pharmaceuticals company has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking to begin human testing of a drug and product combo for treating opioid overdoses.

Broadcom Puts Up Candidates for Qualcomm Board, Setting Up Showdown

The debate over the future of Qualcomm Inc. turned into a power struggle on Dec. 4, when Broadcom Ltd. nominated candidates for all 11 seats on Qualcomm’s board of directors.

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State Ignores Sovereignty in Cannabis Regulations

In attempting to work with the state of California to craft cannabis regulations mandated by Proposition 64, several tribes hoped for the type of collaborative engagement and respectful dialogue experienced by our native counterparts in Nevada and Washington.

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Sommetrics Adds to Board of Directors, Advisory Board

Sommetrics has added Raymond Huggenberger to its board of directors and Randall Whitfield to its advisory board.

CPUC Turns Down San Diego Gas & Electric's 2007 Wildfires Request

The CPUC denied a San Diego Gas & Electric request to bill ratepayers $379 million in damages related to the 2007 wildfires.

TuSimple Receives $55M in Funding Round

TuSimple said Nov. 28 that it received $55 million in series C funding.

Marathon Construction Gets a $9.6M Renovation Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded Marathon Construction Corp. a $9.6 million task order to renovate Pier 13 at Naval Base San Diego, known informally as the 32nd Street naval station.

New Ionis COO Named

Brett Monia, a founding member of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, has been named the company’s COO.

Betting on Beer

Breweries Turn To New Way To Get Cash

Dan Selis likes being a trailblazer. Under Selis, who began Mission Brewery nearly a decade ago in a former Wonder Bread bakery near Petco Park, Mission was the first brewing company in California to sell a 32-ounce version of its craft beers. It was also the first in the state to make and sell an alcoholic version of root beer.

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Qualcomm Backs Startup Developing Battery-Free Bluetooth Beacons

The busy investment arm of Qualcomm Inc. has spied another startup it hopes will go big.

Odonate Therapeutics Files for $173 M IPO

San Diego-based Odonate Therapeutics has filed with the SEC to raise up to $173 million in an IPO.

Sempra Betting on Its Power of Persuasion

ENERGY: Acquisition of Texas Utility Likely to Depend On Convincing State’s PUC

It wasn’t the sort of regulatory memo the head of a large public company looks forward to discussing on an earnings call. But the timing left Sempra Energy CEO Debra Reed little choice.

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