A tiny company called Lexington Luminance is suing both Amazon and Google over a patent it claims is violated by the LEDs used in the companies' tablets.
Boston University this week filed its own LED patent lawsuit against Amazon over the LEDs used in its Kindle tablets.
Yesterday, Formosa Epitaxy, the company that makes the LEDs that Google uses in its Nexus 7 tablets, filed a lawsuit against Lexington Luminance to try to forestall an anticipated Lexington Luminance lawsuit against it.
Lexington Luminance sued Amazon and Google last November, claiming the devices use violate a patent held by Tien Yang Wang for minimizing defects in the manufacture of LEDs. It seeks damages and interest and an order to stop the companies from selling the products with the LEDs.
The company has no Web site and lists Wang's Lexington home as its corporate address in its complaints.
WCVB reports selectmen cancelled the event because State Police would be unable to back up local police due to the investigation and patrols in Boston.
Join Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders at our annual Summer Party held outside in the heart of Provincetown, MA on Saturday, July 27 from 4:00-7:00PM. Enjoy the view of the harbor, mingle with other GLAD supporters and learn more about our ground-breaking cases.
Tickets are $75 online | $85 on site | $30 student
Purchase at www.glad.org/events.
Don't miss our amazing auction and celebrity auctioneer Kate Clinton. You don't have to be present to win. Travel packages, restaurants, massages, and much more - something for everyone!
Children are welcome to attend (at no charge) and will enjoy a range of fun activities.
Delicious summer fare and refreshing cocktails provided.
More information, tickets and sponsorships are available at www.glad.org/events.
J.L. Bell reports on a recreation in Lexington this Saturday of the Burning of the Tea - a protest on the town common three days before the better known Boston Tea Party.
Rev. Peter Meek will give voice to Rev. Jonas Clarke's powerful 1773 public resolution. Citizens are welcome to join re-enactors from the Lexington Minutemen in stoking the bonfire (built by Lexington Boy Scouts) with tea (supplied by Peet's Coffee and Tea) to protest Parliament's "wicked" policies. The William Diamond Fife and Drum Corps will supply a stirring live soundtrack. A musket salute from the Lexington Minutemen will provide the finale, and all will then be invited inside Munroe Tavern for coffee and hot chocolate—but absolutely no tea!
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Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com
It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting to stay alive and out of jail among his “friends” – cops, bartenders, radical hippies, bank robbers, hit men and informants. Weeks away from a prison sentence for trucking stolen booze, Eddie’s making a few bucks supplying the guns for a rash of brazen bank heists, while looking to tip someone in for a kind word to the judge.
George V. Higgins’ classic novel has been called the “best crime novel ever written” by Elmore Leonard, and literary scholars have compared his unforgiving and realistic depiction of Boston’s underworld with the works of Dickens, Dostoevsky, and Balzac. Through dialogue quintessentially Bostonian, and the most poignant homage to Bobby Orr and the ’69-’70 Boston Bruins in literature, The Friends of Eddie Coyle has set the bar for Boston crime stories for nearly 40 years.
Common Cause Massachusetts is hosting a Redistricting Olympics this summer. We will be taking citizen drawn Congressional, State House, and State Senate maps all summer, evaluating them, declaring a winner, giving out prizes and submitting the winning maps to the MA Legislative Redistricting Committee for consideration.
The purpose of the redistricting Olympics is threefold: to educate the public about the steps in the redistricting process, to initiate public participation in the political arena, and to pressure the legislature to draw the districts so that the citizens are appropriately represented.
Help show the legislature that redistricting is about our interests, not theirs. By participating in our redistricting Olympics and learning how to draw your own fair districts, you can acquire the tools you need to expose attempts by public officials to politicize the state’s new legislative maps.
Participate in our democracy!
A movie company hired by the Tea Party Museum will film a re-creation of the Battle of Lexington on a field just west of Richmond, Va.
The Herald summons ye olde outrage over the moviemaking, set for next month. As the Herald notes, the Tea Party Museum is getting $21 million in Massachusetts tax subsidies.
On its site, LionHeart FilmWorks claims:
The concentration of events in this 10-minute project to the events of early 1775 is allowing the Director to be able to focus on intimate details of the era and events from Lexington Green, so that it may be portrayed and illustrated with strict detail, perhaps for the first time with such detail and authenticity on screen. That is our mission.
Or maybe it's because we just don't have enough Revolutionary recreators around here. Right?
A detailed and authentic Eastern Massachusetts civilian impression is requested to most accurately portray the 77 American Patriots that stood on Lexington Green. Even though we are filming in summer, the night of April 18th and early morning of the 19th would have been more than a little chilly. Wool garments are preferred, including coats and some greatcoats.
Mmm, yeah, wool greatcoats in July in Virginia.
Five Lexington firefighters who say they were incorrectly accused of shirking their responsibility to attend EMT re-training classes want the state to strike their names from its records on the scandal.
To preview your primary ballot for tomorrow, click on the link from the Secretary of State's website:
then enter your address and select a political party. It will show you what choices you'll have on tomorrow's primary ballot.
Lexington Police report the Watertown Savings Bank branch on Waltham Street was robbed yesterday - by the same pair that robbed it the day before:
A male with a knife, masked with a hooded sweat shirt and white scarf, baseball hat and gray sweat pants. A second subject waited outside in the getaway vehicle, parked by the front door of the bank. The vehicle is a Chevy Avalanche, dark color black or green, with a mass registration of US18LH. This plate was later reported stolen from a Lawrence DPW worker while parked overnight in Arlington.
She's described as white, 35 to 40, 5'3" with a large build and light brown hair, wearing a blue sweater, clam digger pants and sandals, and carrying a large Coach bag.
Greg Cook rose early today to take in the Patriots Day battle re-enactments in Lexington and Concord.
Georgy makes the ride from Somerville, discovers it's pretty cool. And has good sushi.
Dan Dunn, who lives in Arlington, is not at all happy with his state rep, Jay Kaufman, because Kaufman didn't just vote to make Sal DiMasi house speaker, he did so with relish - and then defended him when the Globe first started asking questions about Cognos:
... End of questions about his integrity, Jay? Really? A grand jury still has some questions. So do I. And they're questions about you.
Just a few months ago whilst on the way back from a weekend in Vegas with Adam, Kaz, The Zak and Swrrrly, UHUB-1 hit a pothole in one of the taxiways at Hanscom- causing my monocle to fall into Adam's glass of port, Swrrrly's Cuban cigar to nearly set the Alpacian leather on fire, and the door on The Zak's soundproof chamber to pop open. The latter resulted in a good 5 minutes of ramblings about the libraries in Vegas until we got to our hangar and transferred to HUBBENZ (the Prius is Adam's runabout when he wants to drive himself or the chauffeur has the day off.) Well, we decided to use our massive collective influence in the Boston political and media scene to make Massport ask for $10,000,000 in stimulus funds to fix those potholes.
Unfortunately, with the recent changes around Universal Hub, the Citation had to go- so, we implore Massport: please, we don't need those runway repairs any more! Spend that change on something we can believe in!
Concord Academy graduate Lisa Halaby, known now as Queen Noor of Jordan, appeared on Morning Joe this week to discuss US foreign policy with respect to Israel and Palestinians in Gaza. Her thesis was,
"There needs to be a new approach by the US that is more balanced that holds both sides accountable for their actions."
Channel 4 reports on the accident northbound near Rte. 2A around 6 a.m.:
State Police say two vehicles collided and one of them rolled over several times before landing in the grass near the breakdown lane. That driver was ejected and died. The other driver was not seriously hurt.
Michael Ball reports on the end of the judicial line for David Parker, the Lexington father who doesn't like the way Lexington public schools teach kids about sex and stuff.