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24
May
2021

Big box held loving treats

first_img For many years, that was our Valentine Day’s tradition. We celebrated Daddy’s birthday and Valentine’s Day as one. It was a happy time.Then, all of that changed.On Feb. 13, 1965, Daddy’s mother died.I had started my first teaching job and was home to celebrate Daddy’s birthday and Valentine’s Day. In the middle of the night, I heard my granddaddy, who was “hard of hearing,” banging on the window in Mama and Daddy’s bedroom.“Mother’s had a heart attack and I can’t get her up off the floor,” he called in a voice so loud that it rang in my ears.Pop and Daddy got to the house before I did. They were lifting Mommie onto the bed. The pain and sorrow of that moment engulfed me. I’ll never forget the sound of their agony or the pain of mine.Mommie’s death and Daddy’s birthday became as one.Mama didn’t get a big, heart-shaped box of candy with plastic roses on top that year.Valentine’s Day was cloaked in sadness and would forever, thereafter, be a bittersweet day in our lives.The next year though, I looked out the window. “Mama, here comes Daddy with ‘his’ box of Valentine candy.”She laughed.For years after, Mama mashed the middles. Daddy ate his favorite, stewed potatoes and called for his mixing bowl of ice cream. But much of the joy was missing and always would be.The Valentine’s Day after Daddy died in 1983, I bought Mama a big, heart-shaped box of Valentine’s candy with plastic roses on the top. We both cried.There would be no more big, heart-shaped boxes of Valentine candy with plastic roses on the top in our lives.Jaine Treadwell writes features for The Messenger. She can be reached at [email protected] Published 12:44 am Sunday, February 15, 2009 Big box held loving treats Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content You Might Like Good times will roll for good cause at gala Pike County residents have an opportunity to combine a little fun with a great cause later this month by participating… read more Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Inside the box was an assortment of soft-centered chocolates.Mama would mash the chocolates to see what was inside. She didn’t care for many of the centers but, evidently, that didn’t bother Daddy one bit. He went right behind her, eating the candies with exposed centers and not seeming to notice that he’d eaten more of Mama’s Valentine candy than she had.“Look, Mama, here comes Daddy with ‘his’ Valentine candy.” Latest Stories Mama would laugh and act surprised and happy but secretly wished that, just one time, Daddy would get her a box of those pecan clusters that she liked so much … and ones she wouldn’t have to mash.Daddy’s birthday was on Valentine’s Day and every year Mama would bake him a birthday cake and decorate it with red hearts and write “Happy Birthday, William” on the top. Daddy didn’t care for parties so that was about the most we made of his birthday. We’d give him some presents that he didn’t especially want. Mama would cook his favorite, stewed potatoes, and that would be it or so we thought.Just as soon as Mama and I got finished in the kitchen and sat down to watch television, Daddy would say, “How about one of y’all getting me a bowl of ice cream.”And, one of us would hop right up and get Daddy a big, mixing bowl of ice cream and Mama would get her box of chocolates and start mashing. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Romantic is not a word that would have been used to describe Daddy.I’m not sure the word was even in his vocabulary.But he understood the meaning of Valentine’s Day so he always bought Mama a big, heart-shaped box of Valentine candy with plastic roses on the top. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

03
May
2021

PROTECT YOUR PATENT IDEA OR INVENTION FROM INFRINGEMENT

first_imgarticle by Rick Martin-AttorneyPrior to 2017, a patent plaintiff seeking to enforce it’s patent against an alleged defendant infringer was allowed to “forum shop” for the most plaintiff friendly court to file its patent infringement lawsuit. The Eastern District of Texas has long been the favorite venue of plaintiffs and “patent trolls” for filing patent infringement lawsuits. At one time, more than 40 percent of patent lawsuits were filed in the Eastern District of Texas courts, and nearly 25% of all patent cases nationwide were presided over by a single judge in Marshall, Texas. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare All of that changed in May of this year when the U.S. Supreme Court held that the patent venue statute (28 USC 1400(b)) requires that, in most instances, an action for infringement be brought against an alleged corporate infringer “only in its State of incorporation.” TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, 137 S.Ct. 1514 (2017).The decision was a major victory for startups and small companies who now no longer run the risk of being hauled into court in a distant forum simply because someone in that jurisdiction may have viewed their website or purchased their product. The case was also a huge blow to the restaurant and hotel industry in East Texas towns like Marshall and Tyler where litigants and lawyers frequently traveled for hearing before the District Courts, and the plethora of patent-holding companies that purchase patents for the purpose of squeezing quick settlements out of other companies and are “headquarted” in or “reside” in Marshall and Tyler.Only a month after the landmark TC Heartland decision a Judge from the Eastern District of Texas issued a decision that arguably expanded the Supreme Court’s ruling, and, if adopted, may have stemmed the flow of patent cases out of the Eastern District. In that case, the District Court applied a four-factor test for determining whether the defendant had a “regular and established place of business” in the district. The District Court’s application of that four-factor test concluded that Cray did in fact have a “regular and established place of business” in the Eastern District of Texas based solely on the fact that two sales employees of Cray worked from their homes within the district.That decision was appealed to the Federal Circuit, where, in September, the four-factor test of the Eastern District was struck down in favor of a narrower three-prong test for determining if venue is proper. Specifically, in In re Cray, the Federal Circuit found that:“(1) there must be a physical place in the district;” (i.e. an actual business location of the defendant where business is conducted)“(2) it must be a regular and established place of business;” (i.e. more than just sporadic or irregular business activity) AND“(3) it must be the place of the defendant” (i.e. a place that the defendant corporation, not its employee, exercises control over).Not surprisingly, after application of the three-prong test, the Federal Circuit found that the two employees working from their home for Cray did not meet the standard.The Federal Circuit sent the case back to the Eastern District for a determination of the proper venue for transfer. Cray is a Washington corporation with its principal place of business located there. It also maintains facilities in Bloomington, Minnesota; Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin; Pleasanton and San Jose, California; and Austin and Houston, Texas. Interestingly, Cray requested transfer to Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls) and Raytheon is now requesting transfer to the Western District of Texas (Houston, Austin). Given that Cray admittedly has offices in both places and did not seek transfer to its home office in Washington, it will be interesting to see in which one of Cray’s “homes” the case ends up.EDITORS FOOTNOTES:  Martin IP Law Group is not a typical law firm.  Their practice focuses on Intellectual Property – Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets. They will help you build value in your business by protecting your ideas, inventions and identity, including:Identifying and assessing the value of intellectual property;Preparing and prosecuting US and International patent and trademark applications.Preparing freedom-to-operate opinions, validity/invalidity opinions and infringement/ non-infringement opinions.Conducting due diligence of third party IP portfolios for acquisition, litigation and/or design-around.Conducting negotiations and drafting agreements relating to assignment, licensing, and other transactions affecting intellectual property. If you have any questions concerning Patents | Trademarks | Copyrights please contact Mr. Martin at 318 Main Street | Suite 503 | Evansville, IN 47708 ( 812.492.4478  | [email protected]  or |www.IPSolutionsLaw.comlast_img read more

02
May
2021

Danny Dragone of ‘Cake Boss’ shaves moustache for charity

first_img ×Buddy Valastro and Ralph Attanasia shave Danny Dragone’s mustache at the Samuel and Josephine Plumeri Wishing Place in Monroe Township, home of Make-A-Wish New Jersey. (Photo by Christina Smith Photography) Buddy Valastro and Ralph Attanasia shave Danny Dragone’s mustache at the Samuel and Josephine Plumeri Wishing Place in Monroe Township, home of Make-A-Wish New Jersey. (Photo by Christina Smith Photography) MONROE TOWNSHIP – Danny Dragone of Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken and TLC’s Cake Boss fame announced in July that he would shave his mustache for the first time in over 30 years, but only if he was able to raise $25,000 for Make-A-Wish New Jersey.Buddy Valastro, the Cake Boss himself, and Ralph Attanasia of Carlo’s Bakery and TLC’s Cake Boss, agreed to perform the ceremonial shave at a special event held on Aug. 9 at the Samuel & Josephine Plumeri Wishing Place in Monroe Township, home of Make-A-Wish New Jersey.Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.The campaign took off and over the course of a few short weeks, Danny and the Carlo’s Bakery team raised over $18,000. On Aug. 9 invited guests and wish families gathered at the Make-A-Wish castle in Monroe Township for a day of carnival-like entertainment including a balloon artist, a stilt-walker, musical entertainment from a barbershop quartet, popcorn from a classic popcorn machine, and of course, pastries and sweet treats by the hundreds, donated by none other than Carlo’s Bakery.Guests then gathered in the Bolte Family Theater for an exciting program and the moment they all had been waiting for. Throughout the ceremony, hosted by Make-A-Wish New Jersey President & CEO Tom Weatherall, contributions continued to roll in from audience members and the online community watching via live broadcast. Gifts by longtime Make-A-Wish sponsors and supporters Fedway Associates, Make-A-Wish New Jersey Board Chair Francis X. Bolte, and Buddy Valastro himself brought the campaign to a staggering total of $55,000.And then, off came the mustache.“Danny has had that mustache for over 30 years, so it was a big deal when he said he was willing to shave it off,” shared Buddy Valastro. “But he wasn’t going to do it for a bet or for just any reason. He said he’d shave, but he wanted to do it for Make-A-Wish, the kids.”Buddy Valastro, Danny Dragone, Ralph Attanasia and Carlo’s Bakery are no strangers to the power of a wish. Since the first wish to bake a cake with Buddy was granted in 2010, dozens of children from around the world have experienced the power of a wish with the Carlo’s Bakery family.“Make-A-Wish was founded by a group of volunteers on the idea that as a community, we can change lives,” stated Tom Weatherall, president and chief executive officer for Make-A-Wish New Jersey. “Danny, Buddy, Ralph and the entire Carlo’s Bakery family have shown us that they believe in our seemingly simple, but oh-so-powerful mission. We cannot thank them enough for their friendship and their dedication to our wish kids!”Last year, Make-A-Wish New Jersey granted 483 wishes to local children with life-threatening medical conditions, and will grant over 500 wishes this year. The average cost of a wish in New Jersey is $10,000. Thanks to Danny’s efforts and the support of the community, Make-A-Wish New Jersey will continue to reach more eligible children and make their wishes come true.To support the Danny Shaves for Wishes campaign, visit wish.org/dannyshaves.For more information on Make-A-Wish New Jersey, visit nj.wish.org.last_img read more