By Rex Crum | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: November 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm | UPDATED: November 15, 2018 at 7:58 am Elon Musk is no stranger when it comes to breaking into — and upending — established industries. So why not get into the business of making liquor, too? After all, stars such as Sammy Hagar (Cabo Wabo) and George Clooney (Casamigos) have found success making tequila. Musk probably wouldn’t even have to sell that much of his 20 percent stake in Tesla to get bottles on the shelves. But money might not matter to those who oversee the world of tequila: Mexico’s Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT). In case you missed it, on Oct. 12 Musk tweeted out “Teslaquila coming soon,” along with what he said was a “visual approximation” of what the label and bottle would look like. Visual approximation pic.twitter.com/sMn3Pv476Y — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 12, 2018 The label, which includes … [Read more...] about It’s not tequila — it’s Teslaquila. And Mexico doesn’t like Elon Musk’s new liquor.
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Eric D. Lawrence Detroit Free Press Published 8:26 p.m. UTC Jul 30, 2018 Could a small Ford pickup be on the way? Automobile, citing sources familiar with the Dearborn automaker's future product plan, reports that the company is considering bringing a pickup smaller than the Ford Ranger to the U.S. market by 2022. The midsize Ranger is scheduled to be available next year. The publication reports that the truck would be built on the next-generation Focus platform, and that the company is "preparing a compact pickup truck that would fill the space left open when its Brazilian-built, Fiesta-based subcompact Courier pickup was replaced with the larger, midsized Ranger in 2013." Car and Driver notes that the Courier "nameplate was previously applied to a Mazda-based compact pickup truck Ford sold in the United States throughout the 1970s and early 1980s." Ford has registered the Courier name with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, although it's unclear if that is the name the … [Read more...] about Reports: Ford could bring small pickup to U.S. by 2022
By Sam Whiting Updated 2:32 pm, Thursday, May 3, 2018 Photo: Katharine Saunders / Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Soni Wolf, a co-founder of Dykes on Bikes, died April 25, 2018, just two months before she was to appear as Community Grand Marshall at the upcoming San Francisco LGTB Pride Parade. Soni Wolf, a co-founder of Dykes on Bikes, died April 25, 2018, just two months before she was to appear as Community Grand Marshall at the upcoming San Francisco LGTB Pride Parade. Photo: Katharine Saunders / Soni Wolf, who founded Dykes on Bikes and fought to protect its name, is dead at 69 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Soni Wolfe, a founding member of Dykes on Bikes who had been named Community Grand Marshall at the upcoming San Francisco LGTB Pride Parade in June, died before she got a chance to make her final motorcycle … [Read more...] about Soni Wolf, who founded Dykes on Bikes and fought to protect its name, is dead at 69
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 24, 2018--The National Retail Federation welcomed a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued today that upholds the constitutionality of a process that allows bad patents to be reexamined administratively at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and thereby eliminates many lawsuits by “patent trolls.”“This ruling is a major step toward stopping patent trolls and their attempts to commit extortion against retailers and other businesses that have done nothing wrong,” NRF Senior Vice President and General Counsel Stephanie Martz said. “The threat of bankrupting a small business with legal fees has been one of trolls’ most powerful weapons. Making it clear that many cases can and should be resolved by fixing patents at the patent office rather than rushing to court to sue for infringement makes it much easier for our members to fight patent trolls. The justices have removed any doubt that the administrative review of questionable … [Read more...] about Retailers Say Supreme Court Ruling Will Help Stop Patent Trolls
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld a challenged practice that is used to invalidate patents without the involvement of federal courts.The justices on Tuesday rejected a bid to strike down a process established by Congress in 2011 to speed up patent reviews.The justices voted 7-2 in favor of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's patent review process. It has been used to invalidate hundreds of patents since it was established in 2012.Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Neil Gorsuch dissented. … [Read more...] about Supreme Court upholds challenged patent review practice