U.S. District Judge Rules Qualcomm Owes Apple $1B in Rebates

A preliminary ruling ahead of an upcoming trial in San Diego indicates that Qualcomm may have to pay Apple nearly $1 billion in rebates.

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SDBJ Indiser: National Security Interests May Help Qualcomm, Again

Qualcomm Inc.’s got a lot of legal balls in the air. And, an arm of the U.S. government may help settle one of the key cases, in which a defeat could be a big blow to the San Diego chipmaker’s patent licensing business.

RF Industries Buying Vista Company

RF Industries Ltd. said March 11 that it agreed to acquire the business and assets of C Enterprises LP of Vista. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Turtle Beach to Buy German Firm

Rancho Bernardo-based gaming peripheral maker Turtle Beach Corp. said March 14 that it agreed to acquire Roccat, a German maker of PC gaming accessories. Separately the business announced it almost doubled its revenue for the year.

San Diego Angel Conference Helps First-Time Investors

More than 20 participants took a shot at angel investing for the first time at the first San Diego Angel Conference.

Potential Blockbuster Drug Could Bring Windfall to Scripps

Scripps Research stands to gain a royalty windfall from a drug candidate that slows brain atrophy in patients with multiple sclerosis.

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Cubic Acquires Nuvotronics for $64M

Cubic Corp. said March 14 that it acquired electronics maker Nuvotronics of Durham, North Carolina for $64 million cash. Nuvotronics produces microfabricated radio frequency products, primarily for the military satellite and electronic warfare markets. There are commercial applications for the products as well.

San Diego Therapy Platform Teams up with USD

eTherapyFinder and USD launched an initiative to help five California parishes with mental health training.

Biotech Investors Look For Red Flags and Green

Do you bet on the jockey or the horse?  That question kicked off a Feb. 27 investor panel at Biocom’s 9th Annual Global Life Science Partnering Conference. The query gets at whether investors prioritize a biotech’s science or the management team.

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North County Printers Merge

Zuza and Golden State Graphics, two commercial printers based in North County, announced in March that the two companies merged effective Jan. 1. The two owners of Zuza and the single owner of Golden State each have one-third interests in the new company, called Zuza LLC.

SD 500: Mick Farrell

As CEO for ResMed since 2013, Mick Farrell has led the company into a new data-driven, diagnostic era, establishing the company as a world leader in digital health with more than 8 million patients in its connected health ecosystem and more than 2.5 billion nights of medical sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease data.

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CureMatch Partners with French Pharma Giant

CureMatch launched a partnership with Servier Group, the second largest pharmaceutical company in France.

Zingle Wants Hotels to Get The Message on Customer Service

A long wait for coffee sparked the idea behind Ford Blakely’s business messaging company, Zingle. Blakely, who was working as CPA, was in line at a coffee shop in Del Mar.

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Growth Brings Kyriba To a San Diego HQ

TECH: Fintech Leaves NYC, Sees Good Hiring Climate in S.D.

Kyriba, a fast-growing software company that helps finance executives manage their companies’ assets, is scouting out new headquarters in the UTC area. The company announced in February that it would shift its HQ from New York City’s financial district back to San Diego, where it has a 120-person office just off of Towne Center Drive.

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RF Industries to Buy Vista Company

RF Industries Ltd. said March 11 that it agreed to acquire the business and assets of C Enterprises LP of Vista. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of the week.