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2014-06-30 08:31:32

Ashut Engineers of Kenya and SNV Ethiopia to manufacture and sell milk containers invented to help improve livelihoods for millions of smallholder farmers BELLEVUE, Wash., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Good today began the commercialization of an invention to help smallholder dairy farmers maximize the quality and quantity of milk they are able to sell. The invention--a container designed specifically for milk collection and transportation--will be manufactured in Africa and...

2014-01-08 12:33:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellectual Ventures (IV) announced today that it has signed a license agreement with Seiko Epson Corporation (Epson). The deal provides Epson with a license to IV's extensive patent portfolio of more than 40,000 IP assets. "As consumer electronics evolve to include a vast number of integrated technologies, it's important for technology companies to maintain access to a wide array of patents. By working with IV, Epson can strengthen its...

Apple And Google Team Up For Kodak Patents
2012-12-09 07:05:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The two companies may be bitter rivals in the courtroom, but reports have surfaced Apple and Google have joined forces in an attempt to acquire Kodak's patent portfolio. Sources have told Bloomberg Businessweek the Cupertino, California-based Mac, iPad and iPhone developer and the Mountain View, California-based search engine giant are teaming up in order to secure more than $500 million worth of the photography company's patents...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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