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David Anderson, president of Skillbuilders, first became acquainted with so-called “patent trolls” in 2011. The 19-year-old software company based in South Kingstown has an international client roster. more
Eager to incorporate his after-school program for Providence teens, STEAM Box, as a nonprofit, Roberto Gonzalez has discovered that getting legal advice through a university law clinic can be a good place to start. more
A star salesman’s or software developer’s defection from one company to a rival can trigger rumor and intrigue worthy of a spy novel. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has signed an agreement with the U.S. Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs committing Rhode Island prosecutors to help train and advise prosecutors in foreign countries. more
One of California’s leading advocates for pension reform, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, has begun an uphill campaign to amend his state’s constitution so that governments there can make changes to employee retirement plans. If he succeeds with his voter initiative plan, his effort may spur movements to loosen pension protections in other states. more
FAIRPORT, N.Y. – GateHouse Media Inc., the community newspaper group that publishes seven daily newspapers in Connecticut and Massachusetts and 113 weeklies in Massachusetts, filed for bankruptcy after creditors approved a plan to combine its assets with those recently purchased by Newcastle Investment Corp, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
Gary R. Pannone, founder and managing partner of Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC, was recently named 2014 Lawyer of the Year in the metropolitan area of Providence by Best Lawyers. more
BOSTON – The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts entered a $366.25 million settlement with AVX Corp. that will expedite the cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyl contamination from New Bedford Harbor and achieve cleanup goals within seven years, rather than 40 years under current funding levels. more
PROVIDENCE – Col. Steven G. O’Donnell, superintendent of the R.I. State Police and commissioner of the R.I. Department of Public Safety, announced that public-safety agencies have formed a task force to address safety issues associated with nightclubs, consumption of alcohol by underage persons and other alcohol-related offenses. more
Sleeping on the roof of a train packed with refugees, then getting imprisoned in warehouses and having to beg for food when they do get free, children seeking to cross the border into the U.S. are constantly at risk, says Providence attorney Hans Bremer. more
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