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2011-08-15 09:42:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mars, Inc., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Argus Genetics, LLC have entered into confidential settlement agreements with BioPet Vet Lab, Inc. and Radio Systems Corporation ("PetSafe"), regarding U.S. Patent No. 7,729,863. The '863 Patent outlines a process for canine breed identification testing and was granted on June 1, 2010. In December 2010, Mars filed patent infringement suits against BioPet and PetSafe, and against MMI...

2011-08-03 08:00:00

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Guaranteed to be a smash hit. Today, Mars Chocolate North America announced it's attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest pinata to celebrate the first birthday of its widely popular M&M'S® Pretzel Chocolate Candies. Three-time Grammy-winner Cee Lo Green will co-host the New York City bash, featuring a candy-filled, 46-foot tall replica of the Orange M&M'S® spokescandy. New...

2011-08-02 07:00:00

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The pressure to throw a ceremonial "first pitch" just went up a level. Mars Chocolate North America announced today that its COMBOS® Baked Snacks brand and Boston Red Sox great Fred Lynn have teamed up for a special charity challenge around the ceremonial first pitch during the August 2 game at Fenway Park. COMBOS®, a proud sponsor of the Boston Red Sox, will send Timothy LeBel, vice president of sales,...

2011-07-28 08:00:00

CHICAGO, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shhh ... don't tell the kids. Today, Mars Chocolate North America released the tour schedule for an "adults only," special edition DOVE® Ice Cream truck. Film and dancing superstar Ralph Macchio will launch the tour in Chicago. Adults-only stops will also include Minneapolis and Baltimore. "Most of us have vivid memories of the ice cream truck," said Craig Hall, General Manager, Mars Chocolate North America. "DOVE Ice Cream is...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.