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Fish & Richardson Stands Above Crowd in IP Applications

Fish & Richardson has been ranked among the top 10 firms in the country with the greatest year-over-year increase in the number of patent applications filed at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), based on research conducted by Juristat.

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Founder of Jackson Design and Remodeling Launches Home Expressions

Todd Jackson, founder and chief executive officer of Jackson Design and Remodeling, launched a new business venture, Home Expressions.

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Annex Brands Inc. Acquires Pak Mail Centers of America

San Diego-headquartered shipping services provider Annex Brands Inc. has acquired Colorado-based Pak Mail Centers of America Inc.

Uber Launching Carpooling Service in San Diego

San Francisco-headquartered Uber Technologies Inc. plans an April 25 launch in San Diego of its UberPool ride-hailing service, allowing customers heading to the same destination to share rides at a discounted price.

Pima Medical Institute Plans New Location in San Marcos

Healthcare education provider Pima Medical Institute has signed a long-term lease for a space at the North City mixed-use development in San Marcos, the project’s developer announced.

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Walker Named General Manager at Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Hilton Worldwide has named Tracy Walker as area general manager for the San Diego region, with duties that include direct oversight of the 1,190-room Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel.

New Traffic System Allowing Commuters to Navigate I-15 Accidents Launches Thursday

A new system of electronic signs and traffic signal meters that will allow drivers to quickly get around major accidents clogging up Interstate 15 is set to go into effect Thursday, according to the San Diego Association of Governments, the region's planning agency, and Caltrans.

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SDSU to Award Honorary Degrees to Susan Salka and Irwin Zahn

San Diego State University announced it will award honorary doctorates to local health care executive Susan Salka and engineering entrepreneur Irwin Zahn.

Cubic Executive Tapped to Help Develop Transportation System App

A Cubic Corp. executive has joined a group investigating a new idea in public transportation — one that would bill a rider at the end of the month for all the transportation services that particular rider used.

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TRAVEL: Six-Year-Old Airline Still Waiting to Be Cleared for Takeoff

At age 95, the founder of the fledgling — though yet to fly — California Pacific Airlines remains adamant that the region needs a North County alternative to the landlocked San Diego International Airport for commercial air service.

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Torrie Inouye Appointed President of National Funding

Alternative lender National Funding on Monday said it had appointed Torrie Inouye as president after several years as executive vice president of data and analytics.

Grubhub Expands Restaurant-Focused Service to Local Market

Chicago-based Grubhub Inc. has expanded to the San Diego market with its delivery services geared to restaurants that do not currently have in-house delivery staff.

Loftin Firm Has Some Success Stories Worth Applauding

The Loftin Firm P.C. has elected Ariel Bedell a shareholder. Bedell assists clients with a range of residential and commercial real estate matters, provides estate planning guidance to individuals and families, and advises business entities on formation and operational issues. L. Sue Loftin, managing shareholder of The Loftin Firm, was recently awarded the 2016 Businessperson of the Year Award by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.

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Bill Could Put Brakes On the Gig Economy

LAW: Independent Contractors May Get New Negotiating Power

It’s shaping up to be one of the major battles between business and labor in Sacramento this year: a bill to allow workers in the so-called “gig economy” to form unionlike organizations.

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iDessert Creates Niche And Deliciously Fills It

DINING: Solid Fundamentals Back the Innovative Concept

A small boy looks on in amazement as he receives his dessert: a colorful, dome-shaped meringue shell filled with gelato, cream and fresh berries, topped with rainbow sprinkles and a chocolate sauce stick, and wrapped in a cloud of dry-ice smoke.