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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/10093737/klipsch-kph-525-vs-soundtube-rz-es*100xx879-880-0-19.jpg">Overland Park-based SoundTube Entertainment Inc. filed a patent infringement suit against legendary speaker manufacturer Klipsch Group Inc. for allegedly copying its pendant speaker case designs.

Klipsch is a national brand known mainly for its Klipschorn (or K-Horn) loudspeaker which is the longest-running speaker in production in the United States, originally patented in 1946. But one of the company's newer products, the Klipsch KPH-525 hanging pendant speaker, has a housing that SoundTube Entertainment…<div>
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OP-based speaker manufacturer makes noise with patent suit

Overland Park-based SoundTube Entertainment Inc. filed a patent infringement suit against legendary speaker manufacturer Klipsch Group Inc. for allegedly copying its pendant speaker case designs. Klipsch is a national brand known mainly for its Klipschorn (or K-Horn) loudspeaker which is the longest-running speaker in production in the United States, originally patented in 1946. But one […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/5253401/databank-cover-slide*100xx743-750-166-0.jpg">Intel Corp. and Nike Inc. already contribute heavily to the Portland metro area’s production and employment figures. Yet these titans of industry, with their focus on innovation, are also helping Portland outpunch its weight class when it comes to procurement of utility patents, which cover an items function as opposed to its design.

The graphic below shows the number of utility patents per 1,000 residents from the nation’s top 20 patent-producing metropolitan areas over the past 15 years.

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DataBank: Thanks to Nike and Intel, Portland is among the patent powerhouses

Intel Corp. and Nike Inc. already contribute heavily to the Portland metro area’s production and employment figures. Yet these titans of industry, with their focus on innovation, are also helping Portland outpunch its weight class when it comes to procurement of utility patents, which cover an items function as opposed to its design. The graphic […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/5253401/databank-cover-slide*100xx743-750-166-0.jpg">Intel Corp. and Nike Inc. already contribute heavily to the Portland metro area’s production and employment figures. Yet these titans of industry, with their focus on innovation, are also helping Portland outpunch its weight class when it comes to procurement of utility patents, which cover an items function as opposed to its design.

The graphic below shows the number of utility patents per 1,000 residents from the nation’s top 20 patent-producing metropolitan areas over the past 15 years.

Portland…<div>
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DataBank: Thanks to Nike and Intel, Portland is among the patent powerhouses

Intel Corp. and Nike Inc. already contribute heavily to the Portland metro area’s production and employment figures. Yet these titans of industry, with their focus on innovation, are also helping Portland outpunch its weight class when it comes to procurement of utility patents, which cover an items function as opposed to its design. The graphic […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/835271/090211roprichmeeusenmilwaukeewatercouncil02bo*100xx1274-1277-226-0.jpg">Badger Meter Inc., a manufacturer of flow measurement and control products, said higher sales of residential and commercial municipal water products drove a 19 percent increase in second-quarter profits.

Brown Deer-based Badger Meter (NYSE: BMI) reported net income of $9.4 million, or 65 cents per share, for the second quarter, compared with $7.9 million, or 55 cents per share, for the same period a year ago. Net sales increased 5 percent to $103.8 million from $98.9 million last year.

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Badger Meter 2Q profits rise 19%

Badger Meter Inc., a manufacturer of flow measurement and control products, said higher sales of residential and commercial municipal water products drove a 19 percent increase in second-quarter profits. Brown Deer-based Badger Meter (NYSE: BMI) reported net income of $9.4 million, or 65 cents per share, for the second quarter, compared with $7.9 million, or […]

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