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February 24, 1995 | Times Wire Services
Optiva Corp. said Thursday that it has filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles-based Teledyne Industries Inc., alleging that Teledyne infringed on the copyright of Optiva's sonic toothbrush and seeking at least $1 million in damages. Optiva, a privately held company based in Bellevue, Wash., said it introduced the first toothbrush that cleans teeth by using sonic vibrations in 1992. The product, called Sonicare, creates a foam that penetrates beyond the bristles. In the suit filed last week in U.S.
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February 24, 1995 | Times Wire Services
Optiva Corp. said Thursday that it has filed a lawsuit against Los Angeles-based Teledyne Industries Inc., alleging that Teledyne infringed on the copyright of Optiva's sonic toothbrush and seeking at least $1 million in damages. Optiva, a privately held company based in Bellevue, Wash., said it introduced the first toothbrush that cleans teeth by using sonic vibrations in 1992. The product, called Sonicare, creates a foam that penetrates beyond the bristles. In the suit filed last week in U.S.
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May 25, 2000 | MARC BALLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
David Cline, who guided Balboa Instruments Inc. in Costa Mesa from a fledgling start-up to a leading maker of electronic controls for spas, won the U.S. Small Business Administration's top entrepreneurship award Wednesday. It is the first time in the competition's 37-year history that a Southern Californian has landed the prestigious National Small Business Person of the Year award.
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May 17, 1996 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton on Thursday jawboned 100 business leaders on the responsibilities of corporations to their employees--and on the ways government can nudge them in the direction it wants without spending money. Clinton took the White House pulpit and gently bullied businesses to voluntarily provide worker benefits that he has been unable to persuade Congress to mandate--health coverage, workplace child care, job retraining, generous pensions and labor-management teamwork.
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May 25, 2000 | MARC BALLON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
David Cline, who guided Balboa Instruments Inc. in Costa Mesa from a start-up to a leading maker of electronic controls for spas, won the U.S. Small Business Administration's top entrepreneurship award Wednesday. It is the first time in the competition's 37-year history that a Southern Californian has landed the prestigious National Small Business Person of the Year award.
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