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Isis Earns $7.5 Million Milestone Payment on Cancer Drug

Carlsbad-based Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that it has earned a $7.5 million milestone payment, the first of two milestone payments totaling $15 million, from AstraZeneca Plc for the advancement of its drug candidate, Isis-Stat3, in patients with advanced cancers.

Qualcomm Stock Dips After Fourth-Quarter Earnings Report

Shares of Qualcomm Inc. traded lower after-hours on Nov. 5, as the stock market saw the company’s latest financial results come in below Wall Street expectations.

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Arcturus Leaves Incubator For Torrey Pines Science Center

Arcturus Therapeutics Inc. announced its launch from incubator Johnson and Johnson Innovation Center as it expands operations at a new office and laboratory space in the Torrey Ridge Science Center, 10628 Science Center Drive.

Samsung Acquires Proximal Data Inc. for Undisclosed Sum

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has acquired a young San Diego company that produces software for “virtual machine” computing.

Omnitracs Acquires XRS Corp. for $178 Million

Omnitracs LLC, the Qualcomm spinoff business that was acquired by Vista Equity Partners one year ago for $800 million in cash, recently completed its purchase of XRS Corp., a Minneapolis maker of software that helps trucking companies manage vehicle fleets via mobile devices.

Knowing the Twists and Turns Is Key to Navigating IP Course

LEGAL: Tech Cos. Face Perils of Possible Lawsuits From Beginning to End

The innovative companies that make up San Diego County’s technology sector must tread carefully to avoid becoming the targets of intellectual property lawsuits.

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IP in the Balance

Patent Rulings Will Discourage Lawsuits But May Also Impair Ability to Protect Innovations

Several recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions have made it more difficult for “patent trolls” to file frivolous lawsuits that accuse businesses of infringing on vague and broadly worded patents.

Peregrine Reports $43 Million in Third-Quarter Earnings

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., the San Diego-based maker of high-speed, radio frequency chips, reported third-quarter revenue of $43 million, down from $60 million for the like quarter of 2013.

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High Degree Of Difficulty

TECH: Inventor’s Latest Thermometer Is Part of A Long Line of Creativity

When imagining a famous inventor in fiction, colorful images come to mind.

Balboa Park to Get Tech Upgrades With $1 Million Donation

Visitors to Balboa Park will soon be able to enjoy Internet access and other high-tech improvements following a $1 million donation from the James Irvine Foundation to double the size of the park’s WiFi network.

Taco Bell Rolls Out New Mobile App

Irvine-based Taco Bell Corp. has introduced its new mobile app for ordering and payment.

Teledyne Technologies acquires Carlsbad-Based Oceanscience Group Ltd.

The Oceanscience Group Ltd., a Carlsbad manufacturer of marine sensor platforms and unmanned surface vehicles, was acquired by Teledyne Technologies Inc., the buyer said.

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SDG&E Puts 'Whirlybird' Drone to the Test for Inspections

TECH: Utility Gets FAA OK for Limited Operation

The aircraft they cradle in their hands looks like a toy, but Teena Deering and Flynn Ortiz are all business when they send the little orange quad-copter into the sky.

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Rock My World's Founders Are Ready to Run With New Ideas

TECHNOLOGY: Product Serves Music to Match Exercise Pace

In a way, Adam Riggs-Zeigen’s daily occupation is not too far removed from his years as a DJ.

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Numbers Adding Up for Abacus Data Systems

TECHNOLOGY: Big Growth In Legal Data Services

Abacus Data Systems Inc. is seeing explosive growth in both its staffing and revenue this year, as more law firms adopt its private cloud platform that lets firms focus on legal services rather than managing their data systems.