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June 7, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Novell Seeks Invalidation of Patent: Novell Inc. today was to ask the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to invalidate a patent that its holder claims broadly covers the popular office computing technology known as client-server. The inventor, Roger E. Billings of Independence, Mo., has filed suit against Novell, alleging that the Provo, Utah, software company owes him hundreds of millions of dollars for infringing his patent.
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June 15, 2009 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Roger "Bill" Terry, the only member of the all-black group of World War II pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen convicted in what became known as the Freeman Field Mutiny, died of heart failure Thursday at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center. He was 87. Terry, born in Los Angeles on Aug. 13, 1921, earned an athletic scholarship to UCLA, where he played basketball and roomed with Jackie Robinson. After graduating from UCLA in 1941, he was recruited to train at the Tuskegee Airfield in Alabama and earned his silver pilot's wings on Feb. 1, 1945, becoming a second lieutenant.
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February 14, 1994 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. patent No. 4,714,989--issued to engineer Roger Billings in 1987 for his "Functionally Structured Distributed Data Processing System"--might not sound like the stuff of a high-stakes court drama. But Billings, 46, a colorful inventor from Independence, Mo., contends that the patent makes him the owner of a prized office computing technologythat should be making him rich but isn't. In an effort to remedy that, he has taken software powerhouse Novell Inc.
BUSINESS
June 7, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Novell Seeks Invalidation of Patent: Novell Inc. today was to ask the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to invalidate a patent that its holder claims broadly covers the popular office computing technology known as client-server. The inventor, Roger E. Billings of Independence, Mo., has filed suit against Novell, alleging that the Provo, Utah, software company owes him hundreds of millions of dollars for infringing his patent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2009 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Roger "Bill" Terry, the only member of the all-black group of World War II pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen convicted in what became known as the Freeman Field Mutiny, died of heart failure Thursday at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center. He was 87. Terry, born in Los Angeles on Aug. 13, 1921, earned an athletic scholarship to UCLA, where he played basketball and roomed with Jackie Robinson. After graduating from UCLA in 1941, he was recruited to train at the Tuskegee Airfield in Alabama and earned his silver pilot's wings on Feb. 1, 1945, becoming a second lieutenant.
BUSINESS
June 28, 1988 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
Winning a partial victory, county businessman Kent B. Rogers convinced a federal judge that his back-tax bill for 1983 should be reduced to $10.3 million from $25 million. But Rogers, a real estate developer, failed to convince U.S. District Judge Dickran Tevrizian that IRS seizure of his 63-foot yacht Sundance was unreasonable, leaving tax collectors in possession of what they believe is Rogers' last remaining major asset.
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October 19, 1986 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
The memory of three Kansas women who changed the course of history is kept alive in three small towns in this Midwest state. One woman persuaded Abraham Lincoln to grow a beard, another hacked saloons with hatchets, and the third was the first woman mayor of any town or city in the United States. Carry Nation, the "loving home defender" who waged war against drinking, is the best known of the trio.
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March 17, 1992 | PHILIPP GOLLNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the outside, William Meurer's business looks much like any other auto shop on Vineland Avenue in North Hollywood. But there's nothing ordinary about the cars and mopeds inside the soon-to-be-completed dealership. Called Green Motor Works Inc., Meurer's shop will be Southern California's first dealership selling only electric cars, according to people who follow the fledgling industry. Another North Hollywood firm, Electric Car Co.
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February 14, 1994 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. patent No. 4,714,989--issued to engineer Roger Billings in 1987 for his "Functionally Structured Distributed Data Processing System"--might not sound like the stuff of a high-stakes court drama. But Billings, 46, a colorful inventor from Independence, Mo., contends that the patent makes him the owner of a prized office computing technologythat should be making him rich but isn't. In an effort to remedy that, he has taken software powerhouse Novell Inc.
BUSINESS
June 28, 1988 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
Winning a partial victory, county businessman Kent B. Rogers convinced a federal judge that his back-tax bill for 1983 should be reduced to $10.3 million from $25 million. But Rogers, a real estate developer, failed to convince U.S. District Judge Dickran Tevrizian that IRS seizure of his 63-foot yacht Sundance was unreasonable, leaving tax collectors in possession of what they believe is Rogers' last remaining major asset.
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