NOBELBIZ TAKES TO THE FOREFRONT OF CONTACT CENTER HOSTED/CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES

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WITH THE NEW SEASON, NOBELBIZ SPRINGS INTO ACTION AS IT PREPARES CONTACT CENTERS FOR MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, April 1, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — NobelBiz, the nation’s leading combined contact center telco carrier and technology telephony provider, renowned for its LocalTouch contact optimization services, today revealed that they are in the final stages of acquiring a well-known Hosted Contact Center company.

Steve Bederman, President of NobelBiz, has been recognized as an industry leader in, both, building Hosted telephony technologies and growth through acquisition. He underlined, “There are times it is valuable to acquire a recognized footprint in this industry. As contact centers begin to adopt new methods to maintain/improve contacts, reduce overhead, expand from voice to omni channels, and data analytics it becomes necessary to combine internal development with acquisitions.”
He went on to say that speed to market with reliable technology, not bleeding edge, but, rather, well tested and progressive frameworks, must be considered to facilitate the transitions that contact centers require.

“You’re going to notice NobelBiz taking a leadership position in the contact center market very quickly. We have seen the gaps in how technology should be, but is not always, presented to contact centers. Ease of implementations being one concern. An inhibitor to change has been the difficulty associated with transitioning from one platform to another.” He underlined this by stating, “Our newest acquisition, and watch in April for the announcement, allows the contact center to actually implement their work groups with a Hosted voice and multi-channel platform in a matter of hours; not days and months. It will be a ‘try it first, test it, use it’ model.
The industry awaits the coming NobelBiz announcement.

About NobelBiz
NobelBiz is the leading innovator in the contact center technology industry. The company has grown to serve contact centers globally, providing world-class voice, cloud contact center, and business intelligence solutions. NobelBiz transforms contact centers into higher-performing intelligent contact centers and helps take companies from "isolated cost center’ to ‘company-wide intelligence generator" for customer service, sales, marketing, product development, and more. Visit www.nobelbiz.com to engage with us on our intelligent call center solutions

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Inmedix makes the cut at Medtech Innovator 2019.

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The annual diagnostic/device competition narrows the field vying for its $350K Grand Prize.

NORMANDY PARK, WA, USA, March 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Seattle-based medtech/biotech Inmedix, Inc. contended with nearly 800 other early life sciences diagnostic and device companies in the 2019 Medtech Innovator competition. The highest scoring companies from the online application review were invited to participate in regional pitch events, awarding the opportunity to present to a variety of industry-leading judges and key opinion leaders.

The field, whittled to 150, resulted in an Inmedix presentation in Minneapolis on Thursday, March 27, 2019. Next, the top fifty companies will be showcased at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s 27th Annual Medical Device Conference in San Francisco on June 21, 2019 and at the MedTech Conference in Boston on September 23-25, 2019.

MedTech Innovator is the medical technology industry’s global showcase and accelerator for innovative medical device, digital health and diagnostic companies. Its mission is to improve the lives of patients by accelerating the growth of companies that are transforming the healthcare system. MedTech Innovator is the largest platform of its kind, providing participants with broad exposure to the leading players in the medtech industry.

Inmedix is defining an emerging field of medicine called immuno-autonomics: the interface between immune function and stress, controlled within the brain by the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Stress response can beneficially impact immune function activities in the short term. However, chronic activation of the immune system by the stress response, mediated by the ANS, has been implicated in adversely affecting the onset and severity of autoimmune disease.

With its ANS Neuroscan™ diagnostic in development, Inmedix seeks to quantify ANS stress as a factor affecting immune function, disease severity and treatment outcome in patients with autoimmune diseases.

“Inmedix is always pleased be able to share the potential merits of immuno-autonomics”, said Andrew J. Holman, MD, local rheumatologist and Inmedix CEO & Co-founder. “We thank Medtech Innovator for the recognition and opportunity to share our vision of the future of medicine.”

ABOUT INMEDIX, INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARY, INMEDIX UK, LTD.

Seattle-based biotech/medtech Inmedix, Inc. and its subsidiary Inmedix UK, Ltd. are committed to engaging in world class research to discover innovative solutions for pressing healthcare needs related to the impact of stress, modulated within the brain by the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The Inmedix ANS Neuroscan™ is leading the development of applications of next-generation heart rate variability (HRV) as a potentially informative diagnostic, therapeutic, digital health and health economic tool in autoimmune disease. ANS profile may be the most overlooked element of personalized, precision medicine. Beginning with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults, the company hopes to enhance current therapeutic outcomes through complimentary optimization of individual ANS profile.

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This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including without limitation statements regarding Inmedix’s plans for preclinical studies and product capabilities. You are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties inherent in Inmedix’s business which could significantly affect expected results, including without limitation progress of development, clinical testing and regulatory approval, developments in raw material and personnel costs, and legislative, fiscal, and other regulatory measures. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and Inmedix undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the issuance of this press release. This is not an offer to sell or an offer to purchase securities.

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HWH Announces Collaboration with MUSFITS, RAFA and POTO Well-Set Muslim Friendly International Travel Digital Platform

HWH Announces Collaboration with MUSFITS, RAFA and POTO Well-Set Muslim Friendly International Travel Digital Platform

Third from left, Mr Ab Rahman (POTO) signing the collaboration together with Haji Adbullah Fahim (MusFits), first from left, Mr Faiz Arami (RAFA) and first from right, Mr Mustafa Ali (HWH) at its office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo from Halal Holiday

HWH International Corp (HWHIC)

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Opportunity in the sustainable growth of Halal Tourism in Asia Travel Market.

The world travel economy stands at USD8.3 trillion and the Muslim Travel is at its infancy beginning with 130 million tourist arrivals and a value of USD180 billion in 2018.”

— HWHIC

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, March 31, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Ain’t No Fool” to work together as alliances to penetrate the fastest growing tourism market. This pioneer coalition will serve the needs of the booming Muslim Friendly Tourism. Four Major Players – HWH, RAFA, POTO and MUSFITS announces signing of collaboration agreement on April 1st aiming to be Malaysia’s First Full-Service Online Travel Agent (OTA) and its main goal to hallmark the local attractions experience targeting worldwide travelers to Malaysia. Promising from Truly Malaysia to Going Beyond Truly Asia.

POTO Travel & Tours is a Muslim friendly travel agency Malaysia with 16 years of cohesive experience internationally and leads the Malaysia Muslim tourism industry. Famous for its reliable travel and tour packages including exclusive Umrah pilgrimage tour packages. POTO will be responsible for contracting the supply chain for local attraction providers and International travel resellers.

RAFA Travel & Tour will focus on the online travel agent platform (OTA) centralized coordination within the alliance networks and unprecedented accessing B2C dynamic innovation for the benefits of the travelers. The platform provides exclusive Sabah and Sarawak adventure tours, Muslim Trail, Native Tribe, Colored Cultural, World's Oldest Rainforests Exploration and beyond thrilled local experience products.

MUSFITS mission is to set the Muslim Friendly International Travel Standard to ease the Muslim Travel market needs. Hj.Abdullah Fahim (Former Director of Research and Halal, JAKIM, Malaysia) is not new to the Halal authoritative works with the World Halal Council as the member of Executive Committee and has been appointed as the Secretary General, Assistant Secretary, and Treasurer. Jurisdiction on Halal certification work in the Asian region gained him recognition and acceptance worldwide.

HWH provides XeenAI – vanguard OTA technology solution to boost productivity, integrate travel players to meaningful connectivity between products and travelers. They specialize in hospitality digital marketing and optimizing Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) Big Data, business intelligence insights and Muslim Travel Intelligence to drive traffic.

About HWHIC
HWH International Corp is a leading tourism mover and relies on unparalleled intelligence to scale business aspiration. With experience, HWH is preferred by B2B tourism affiliated partnership and committing to its unified purpose. For partnership, please visit hwhic.com

Mustafa Ali
HWH International Corp
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Intermountain Healthcare Employees Donate More Than 6,000 Pounds of Food to Help Hungry Children in Davis County

Nutrition is an integral part of helping people live the healthiest lives possible.”

— Joy Musselman, Intermountain’s director of clinical nutrition

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, March 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Caregivers from Intermountain Healthcare have donated more than 6,000 pounds of food this month to support children who experience chronic hunger in Utah's Davis County.

The donations were made to the Bountiful Food Pantry’s Pantry Pack program, which helps feed at-risk students in Davis School District. The project supports Intermountain’s work to improve the social determinants of health, which are non-medical factors that affect health and well-being.

Pantry Packs — which include two breakfasts, two lunches, and several snacks — are provided each Friday to students to give them enough to eat on the weekends. Intermountain’s donation equals nearly 5,000 Pantry Packs, or more than 8,000 meals. About 24 percent of students in the district receive subsidized meals during the week, but face an increased risk of hunger over the weekend, according to the pantry.

“Nutrition is an integral part of helping people live the healthiest lives possible,” said Joy Musselman, Intermountain’s director of clinical nutrition. “We can’t be as healthy as we possibly can if we’re not putting nutritious foods into our bodies.”

Chronic hunger impacts more than 40,000 Davis County residents, including nearly 18,000 children. It’s linked to health issues and chronic diseases including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. Chronic hunger doesn’t happen all the time; it may reflect a household’s need to make trade-offs between important basic needs, such as utility or medical bills and purchasing nutritionally adequate foods.

“Intermountain is an organization of caregivers. We care for people,” Musselman said. “And food is one of the ways we show we care. The food packs we’ve provided help children in our communities feel cared for, even by getting something as simple as granola bars, applesauce cups, and instant oatmeal.”

Nearly all of the 60,000 Pantry Packs the Bountiful Food Pantry distributes are assembled by volunteers. The pantry employs only two staff members, which creates a significant need for volunteer groups. Individuals, families, civic and church groups, and others are invited to visit the Pantry’s volunteer website to sign up to assist in their work.

Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 23 hospitals, 170 clinics, a Medical Group with some 2,300 employed physicians and advanced care practitioners, a health insurance company called SelectHealth, and other health services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through evidence-based best practices, high quality, and sustainable costs. For more information about Intermountain, visit intermountainhealthcare.org.

Daron Cowley
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BIZCO TECHNOLOGIES ACQUIRES MIDLAND COMPUTER INC.

LINCOLN, NE, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Bizco Technologies is excited to announce the acquisition of Midland Computer Inc., in Omaha Nebraska occurred earlier this year. Midland Computer Inc. was founded in 1979 and focuses on Managed Services for small to medium sized businesses. Bizco Technologies and Midland Computer Inc., customers and employees have been merged.

“We are happy to announce this acquisition of Midland Computer Inc., by Bizco Technologies. As we continue to grow our footprint in the Omaha market, this was a natural progression as we offer similar services. We are excited to work with these new customers and to bring the Midlands employees into Bizco,” Said Paul Zoz, CEO and President of Bizco Technologies.

Bizco Technologies has been a national solution provider for over 24 years, specializing in Managed IT and AV solutions for small and medium sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Bizco is a leader in providing not only a full suite of IT services including network management, voice/data convergence, business continuity and rugged mobile computing, but also fixed and mobile surveillance, audio visual design, installation and services. For more information on how Bizco Technologies can help you, check out our website at www.Bizco.com, email us at sales@bizco.com, or call 402-323-4800.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Paige Blake at 402-323-4850 or email at pblake@bizco.com.

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Comfort Keepers Central New Jersey Wins Quest For Excellence Award

I am so excited to share this award with my team members because I wouldn’t be here without all of their help and hard work!”

— Stephanie Howe, Owner

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — ++

Comfort Keepers Central New Jersey’s owner, Stephanie Howe, was recently recognized and awarded the Quest For Excellence Award by Comfort Keepers Franchising, Inc. This honorary recognition also included a trip to Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

The Quest For Excellence Award acknowledges franchises that are top sales performers with revenue growth or those who deliver the greatest year after year revenue growth in a specific category. Howe stood amongst the top contenders receiving this incredible honor.

“It is such an honor to receive this recognition,” Howe said. “I am so excited to share this award with my team members because I wouldn’t be here without all of their help and hard work!”

Howe will be celebrating her 14 year anniversary owning several Comfort Keepers Central New Jersey locations including Toms River, Warren, Monroe, and Robbinsville. It is clear those 14 years have reigned successfully after delivering such incredible business in 2018 for which the award has been received.

Howe got into the business after a parent suffering from Multiple Sclerosis was admitted to a nursing home at the young age of 44 because of the lack of in-home care services at the time. After personally being diagnosed with the same disease at 26, it became her mission to find a way to deliver in-home care services that many families like her own needed.

Clearly, her passion led her down a successful path not only on the business side of things but also by helping so many families in need. Howe is an inspiration to so many women who aim to live successful but meaningful lives.

As part of Women’s History Month, it couldn’t be a more fitting time for Howe to receive the Quest For Excellence Award. She is making some major history of her own by leading the pack of Comfort Keepers franchises down a successful path.

“I take such pride in the services I provide for my clients,” Howe said. “And to be recognized for doing such work that fulfills me is an indescribable feeling!”

About Comfort Keepers Central New Jersey:

Comfort Keepers of Central NJ is a leading provider of in-home care and at home senior care services. Our expert caregivers provide customized care plans crafted to the individual recovery needs and daily living requirements for clients throughout Central New Jersey. These services focus on elevating the human spirit with meaningful companion care that accentuates independent living. The primary care services that our experienced caregivers – called Comfort Keepers – provide may include personal care, long term care, 24/7 around-the-clock care, and companionship care. We help older adults of retirement age and beyond, as well as other adults, live an independent, quality life in the safety and comfort of their home. Family members don't need to consider assisted living facilities, independent living communities or nursing homes, as their senior loved one can receive the personal care at home.

Stephanie Howe
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Jeffrey Cogan ESQ guilty of malicious prosecution/abuse of process. Arizona jury awards Arnaldo Trabucco,MD $8 million.

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Guilty of malicious prosecution and abuse of process

Jeffrey Cogan ESQ found guilty of malicious prosecution/abuse of process. Mojave County, Arizona jury awards Arnaldo Trabucco,MD largest award in AZ history.

The contagion of crime is like that of the plague. Criminals collected together corrupt each other. They are worse than ever when, at the termination of their punishment, they return to society.”

— Napoleon Bonaparte

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, March 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Los Angeles, USA, A Superior Court jury in Kingman, AZ on 7/26/2018 awarded $6,232,000 in compensatory damages and $1,768,000 in punitive damages to the plaintiff, Dr. Arnaldo Trabucco according to court records. NO. CV-2014-04030

Arnaldo Trabucco,MD sued Jeffrey A. Cogan ESQ, his law firm and the family of the patient who passed away of natural causes, unrelated to the surgery, Gerald Scharf for filing fraudulent repetitive law suits alleging the equivalent of murder of the patient.

Jeffrey Cogan was relentless in his fraudulent filings. The first filing was in Nevada federal court, dismissed. The 2nd in AZ state court (both dismissed with no evidence with prejudice against Cogan) and finally in AZ Federal Court that went to a jury with a unanimous verdict (8-0) in favor of Trabucco, with no evidence and finding that Trabucco did anything wrong, Cogan had absolutely no evidence to support his fraudulent allegations of malpractice (10/2017). Cogan witnesses, Dr. Mellman's who indicated there was no deviation of the standard of care and his other witness Dr. Danoff's testimony stated the operation went well without any issues.

Dr. Danoff retorted to sell his book “Penis Power” to the jury and informing them that they can buy it online. “Really it’s called Penis Power you can buy it on Amazon.com”. The performance presented in court was comical and pathetic to say the least. Trabucco’s Malpractice lawyer was represented by Scott Holden Esq.

Dr. Trabucco then sued Cogan, seeking damages for harm to his reputation, loss of earnings, emotional distress and defense costs.

Despite Trabucco reporting Cogan to the Nevada Bar Association, they have adamantly refused to do anything to Cogan despite the severe and multiple egregious malicious untrue allegations and filings since 2013. Cogan has blatantly violated trial rule 11 which basically indicates that when a lawyer files a lawsuit he must have done unequivocally due diligence to obtain factual evidence of the charges that he is filing for, which he had absolutely no evidence to substantiate his allegations. These allegations were fabricated by this bankruptcy attorney for malicious intent. This was substantiated by Scott Holden ESQ during his testimony.

Cogan is also in violation the code of ethics rule 121 section A and B, which relates to confidentiality of the American Bar Association when a formal complaint has been filed. Again the Nevada Bar Association has done nothing.

The Mohave county jury unanimously voted in favor of Dr. Trabucco and (7/26/2018) assessed the damages against Cogan and his law firm.

Phoenix law firm Wilenchik et. al., which represented Trabucco, said it searched records and couldn’t find a higher verdict in Mohave County, or in the state of AZ. The next highest award found was for $1.25 million in a 2010 medical malpractice case. This displays how vehemently malicious Cogan’s allegations and lawsuits were fraudulently filed with no evidence.
Cogan solicited this case with the aid of a Dr. and his wife from Arizona who was apparently acting as a fictitious pseudo-paralegal to assume this case which was going to be dismissed by the previous attorney because there was no case. So that attorney sat on the case so long until the attorney died. His partner was going to drop the case because there was no case.

Cogan, who is based in Las Vegas, (a bankruptcy attorney, hired by his ex-wife, and not a malpractice attorney) had previously sued Dr. Trabucco for the same fraudulent malpractice case causing Scharf’s death, 3 times for the same case. Cogan fraudulently stated that Trabucco murdered his own patient. With the help of forensic pathology a federal jury found that Scharf died of natural causes unrelated to the surgery, and there was, no evidence supporting malpractice by Trabucco’s lawyer Scott Holden said. Holden had warned Cogan about the filing of his false claims on numerous occasions; however Cogan persisted three times and stated to Holden that “he wanted his cake and eat it at the same time” and that he wasn’t worried. Holden as a lawyer has never seen a more corrupt case like this in his entire career. The malpractice case was finally concluded in Trabucco's favor on October 2017 in Arizona federal court.

Trabucco then sued Cogan, seeking damages for harm to his reputation, loss of earnings, emotional distress and defense costs. Trabucco will also be seeking criminal charges against Cogan and his co-conspirators for using the federal court system with malicious intent for personal gains.

Dr. Trabucco the board-certified urologist had never had a malpractice judgment or settlement against the in over his 31-year career. They said even Scharf’s wife, who had hired Cogan, didn’t think the doctor was responsible, and relied on Cogan to provide the evidence which there was none.

Jeffrey Cogan admitted in Arizona Superior Court that he was hired by Rebecca Eimerman and Dr. Trabucco’s ex-wife Pamela Trabucco. Cogan also conspired with another doctor and wife who were also in contact with Dr. Trabucco’s ex-wife and Rebecca Eimerman as well as his father, mother, sister, daughter who was underage at the time. This exemplifies the Machiavellian approach and the seriousness of the issues at hand as a conspiracy with multiple individuals involved. Dr. Trabucco is now filing suit against his ex-wife Pamela Trabucco, Rebecca Eimerman and other individuals and periodicals relating to this matter as well as other matters that are propagated fraudulently on the Internet.

Cogan a bankruptcy lawyer is now declining to pay and has filed for appeal, but the evidence is overwhelming against him. Please note that Mr. Cogan has recently committed dishonest actions with a “fraudulent transfer” where he took out the property of his corporation and then put it in a corporation in his own name in exchange for nothing to the corporation with the obvious purpose of keeping it away from collections “by claiming it is exempt under personal endeavors exemptions”. This exemplifies the immoral nature of Cogan and thinking that he is above the law.

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Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig Scores Huge Win as Water Balloon Patent Award is Upped to $24.5 Million Plus Attorneys’ Fees

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A federal judge doubled an award to $24.5 million for a toy company that won a case against Telebrands. Telebrands infringed patents on a water balloon device.

The court’s decision to double the underlying verdict is a testament to the well-planned and executed multi-day jury trial by the DBL patent litigation team.”

— Thomas Dunlap, Founding Partner

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, a leading corporate and intellectual property law firm with offices across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and China, announces a significant victory in a high-profile patent lawsuit. Recently, a Texas federal judge doubled a jury award to $24.5 million and added $4.75 million in attorneys’ fees and expenses for a toy company that won a case against Telebrands Corporation. In doing so, the judge found that Telebrands infringed two patents on a water balloon device. The judge also found that Telebrands’ intentional copying of the patented product and obstructionist tactics throughout the litigation rendered the case “exceptional.”

Inventor Josh Malone of Tinnus Enterprises invented a unique toy that he called “Bunch O Balloons,” which allows someone to fill as many as 100 water balloons in approximately 60 seconds. After introducing his invention on Kickstarter.com, Bunch O Balloons went viral online, raised nearly $1 million in funding, and received mountains of praise from the national media, including Time, People, Sports Illustrated, the Today Show, and Good Morning America.

Bunch O Balloons is protected by numerous U.S. patents, and is produced by toy manufacturer ZURU pursuant to a license with Tinnus. Before ZURU could bring a commercial version of the toy to market, Telebrands copied the product and released an “As Seen on TV” infomercial-style ad campaign blitzing the U.S. consumer market. Telebrands called its product “Balloon Bonanza.”

In 2015, Tinnus and ZURU, who are represented by Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, sued Telebrands, claiming that Telebrands’ Balloon Bonanza product infringed their patent. In that lawsuit, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig won a preliminary injunction for the plaintiffs that prohibited Telebrands from selling Balloon Bonanza.

In response, Telebrands released a new product called “Battle Balloons” that made only minor changes from Telebrands’ previous Balloon Bonanza product. As a result, Tinnus and ZURU filed a second lawsuit against Telebrands in 2016, alleging that Battle Balloons also infringed their patents.

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig also represents Tinnus and ZURU in that case. In this second lawsuit, the plaintiffs alleged that Telebrands deliberately copied Bunch O Balloons to produce Battle Balloons. Both products attach to a hose and fill multiple water balloons at once by channeling the water into the balloons. Tinnus’ and ZURU’s Bunch O Balloons product has repeatedly been the number one selling toy in the United States. Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig obtained a preliminary injunction against Battle Balloons and defended the preliminary injunction before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Despite Telebrands’ scorched-earth litigation tactics that the Texas court would ultimately find to be improper, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig ultimately prevailed at a jury trial on the merits in November 2017. At that trial, the jury found that the plaintiffs’ patents were valid, that Telebrands wilfully infringed the patents when it sold Battle Balloons, and that plaintiffs ZURU and Tinnus deserved $10.25 million in lost profits and $2 million in royalties. The trial team led by Tom Dunlap included partners Cortland Putbrese and Brian Koide and attorneys Eric Olavson and K.C. Harrison.

Recently, U.S. District Judge Robert W. Schroeder III, the judge who presided over the trial, issued a 64-page opinion in which he added to the plaintiffs’ trial victory by doubling the jury award to $24.5 million. Judge Schroeder also awarded plaintiffs $4.75 million in attorney fees and expenses, and denied Telebrands’ motions for a new trial. It appears this is the most this judge has ever enhanced a jury verdict award in a patent infringement case.

In reaching this decision, Judge Schroeder criticized Telebrands’ conduct in the case. “After Balloon Bonanza was enjoined, Telebrands only made superficial changes to the product’s housing and renamed it Battle Balloons,” Judge Schroeder wrote. “In reality, Battle Balloons was functionally identical to Balloon Bonanza.” The court also noted several instances of litigation misconduct by Telebrands, including the filing of an emergency motion that a magistrate judge found was not an emergency and the filing of several other non-meritorious motions. The court concluded that Telebrands’ “excessive motions practice demonstrated an intent to delay and obstruct this action.” The judge also noted that Telebrands further failed to timely comply with discovery requests and attempted to reargue issues that were already decided by the court.

Despite these tactics, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig persevered, obtaining a final judgment of approximately $30 million for Tinnus and ZURU. “We are extremely pleased with the outcome. The court’s decision to double the underlying verdict is a testament to the well-planned and executed multi-day jury trial by the DBL patent litigation team,” noted partner Tom Dunlap.

Retailers Bed Bath & Beyond, Fry’s Electronics, The Kroger Company, Sears Holding Corp., and Walgreen Co. were also named in the suit, and they are responsible for paying a small portion of the damages, according to court records.

The patents at issue are U.S. Patent Nos. 9,242,749 and 9,315,282.

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PremierPay Is Changing The Way Merchants Do Business With Launch Of Its New Platform

Canadian service provider PremierPay has recently launched a new comprehensive payment platform set to disrupt the retail and e-commerce payment industry.

AURORA, ON, CANADA, March 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Canadian service provider PremierPay has recently launched a new comprehensive payment platform set to disrupt the retail and e-commerce payment industry. The first of its kind in Canada, PremierPay allows merchants to accept payments online and on mobile apps from cash-based systems, such as Interac Email Transfers, Interac Online, and EFT.

“Both consumers and retailers have a desire for additional payment options for online, mobile & instore purchases. And interestingly, while a majority of consumers do not want to carry cash, they would prefer to pay with cash if a payment option giving them fast, convenient, and secure digital access to their cash was offered by the retailer,” explains Matthew Moore, PremierPay CEO. “PremierPay’s offering accomplishes this and gives retailers more choice for their customers at the point of sale. Additionally, PremierPay’s solution gives retailers safe and secure options for their back-office payments to suppliers and vendors.”

Using the existing Interac and Canadian Payment Association infrastructure allows this new entrant to the market provide a simple and convenient way for consumers to pay for goods and services. The payment process was carefully crafted to allow fewer clicks in order to increase cart completion rates.

As one of the first PSPs to provide Interac e-Transfers to high-volume online retailers, PremierPay has evolved payment options to address an emerging need by retailers to allow retailers to accept their customers’ preferred payment methods and allow customers to make purchases without relying on credit.

PremierPay’s suite of services include directDebit, directDebitPlus, directCredit, InteractOnline, and emailMoney. With a multitude of payment methods and currencies, merchants can accept and send payments online and via mobile all over the globe. The company’s smartPOS software is currently in development, which will bring the PremierPay platform to brick-and-mortar retail.

About PremierPay:

Based out of Toronto, Canada, PremierPay is becoming the best way to accept alternative payments online and on mobile apps. While others focus on the merchant's needs, PremierPay is focused on making the customer's experience more pleasant, quicker and more secure. We believe that happy customers will make happier merchants. For more information, visit http://www.premierpay.ca.

Deanna Smith
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Education Scholarship Accounts Expand Choice for Students and Families

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Georgia Public Policy Foundation publishes 2 op-eds on benefits of ESAs for schools, districts, states

ATLANTA, GA, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — It's difficult to distinguish between facts and myths about education scholarship accounts: what they are, what they do, who they benefit, and how they work – or not – elsewhere.

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation, a state-focused, independent, nonprofit think tank, has published two op-eds about education scholarship accounts (ESAs, also known as education savings accounts) to help clear up confusion and explain the benefits of such education choice programs. Permission to reprint these op-eds in whole or in part is hereby granted, provided the authors and their affiliations are cited.

The first commentary is by Dr. Jeffrey H. Dorfman, a professor of economics at the University of Georgia whose study demonstrates that students who remain in a district are not hurt by the departure of a student who obtains an ESA that does not exceed the level of state per-pupil funding for that district.

Read "The Truth About Education Scholarship Accounts," by Dorfman.

The second commentary is by Dr. Matt Ladner, a senior research strategist for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Ladner provides perspective on the lessons, challenges and solutions in Arizona, where the first education savings account was created in 2011.

Read "ESA Trailblazer Arizona Paves Way, Provides Lessons for States," by Ladner.

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