A company called Innovatio is suing coffee, restaurant and hotel chains, claiming their wireless Internet hotspots are infringing on its patents. The company is asking for payments of a few thousand dollars. Tech giants Motorola and Cisco are firing back, saying their products don't infringe and that Innovatio's patents are invalid.
Vikings' defense could get reinforcements against Steelers
Several starters could return for a critical Thursday night matchup.
High schooler in coma, fighting for his life after ATV crash
Family members found the teen on the ground and unresponsive.
Angler officially breaks 64-year-old state muskie record
The muskellunge he caught on Nov. 22 weighed a whopping 55 pounds, 14 ounces.
4th teen COVID-19 death reported in MN is the 2nd in as many weeks
All four teenage COVID-19 deaths in the state have been reported in the past two months.
Minnesota native named to NASA's new astronaut class
When he's done training, he could be sent to the space station or the moon.
Gallery: Original Broadway Pizza auctioning off everything
Get your hands on some classic Broadway signage, train-themed decor and more.
Ex-hockey standout from Minneapolis reported missing
She was last seen December 1.
Art Shanty Projects to return to Lake Harriet this winter
The festival has made some creative changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.
After 'extraordinary' revenue growth, MN projects $7.7B surplus
But finance officials note there is still "significant risk" due to economic uncertainty.
Deputy Chief Amelia Huffman named interim chief of the Minneapolis PD
She lives in Uptown and has been with the MPD for 27 years.
Twin Cities radio DJ who worked extensively with Prince dies
He was an icon in the Twin Cities hip-hop scene.
Deputy injured when fleeing suspect crashes into his vehicle
The 34-year-old deputy was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
Medtronic loses appeal of patent infringement case
Medtronic says it is evaluating its next step after a court rejected the company's appeal of a $74 million patent infringement ruling. The ruling could eventually force Medtronic to stop making one of its heart valves if a competitor - Edwards Lifesciences - seeks an injunction.
Medtronic wins $101M in patent lawsuit against NuVasive
A U.S. District Court has ruled competitor NuVasive must pay the Minnesota-based medical device maker more than $100 million in damages for infringing on three of its patents.
Honeywell sues Best Buy in patent infringement case
The suit claims a digital thermostat made by Nest Labs - and sold by Best Buy - infringes on seven patents held by Honeywell. Honeywell says it will not stand by while competitors "infringe on our intellectual property." Best Buy did not comment.
Caribou Coffee hires new executive
The Brooklyn Center-based coffee retail chain has named Leigh Anne Snider as senior vice president of retail operations. She joins Caribou Coffee from YUM! Brands, where she was the first woman promoted to a chief operating officer position with the Kentucky-based company.
Caribou Coffee announces deal with Rocket Club
Caribou Coffee Company has entered into an exclusive distribution deal with the Minneapolis-based country band to release the group's latest CD, North Country. This is the first time the Brooklyn Center-based coffee chain will offer customers recorded music in its coffeehouses. (Rocket Club keyboardist Don Smithmier is a founding partner of BringMeTheNews.)
City of Minneapolis paying millions for unused Wi-Fi services
Six years ago, leaders in Minneapolis decided to spend more than $1 million each year to expand wireless internet for various services. But the Star Tribune reports Minneapolis only used 11 percent of the bandwidth it paid for last year. Usage is expected to increase as the city continues to install Wi-Fi in squad cars and a variety of new wireless cameras.
Mayo Clinic wins major patent victory
The Supreme Court sided unanimously with Mayo in a patent dispute with California-based Prometheus Laboratories. The clinic had used a blood test developed by Prometheus until 2004, when it developed its own in-house test. Prometheus sued for patent infringement, but Mayo argued that using test to measure a natural bodily process is not patent eligible.
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