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Local game inventor wins $1.6 million settlement

In a patent-stealing case that pitted a small toy company against one of the country’s toy making giants, the little guy won. A Louisiana federal jury has awarded nearly $1.6 million in damages to a game company, owned by UCCS professor Michael Larson, that accused MGA Entertainment of copying its patented laser beam strategy board… Continue Reading Local game inventor wins $1.6 million settlement

Imagine walking into a room and a light on your broach starts flashing green. Continue Reading UCCS prof leaps from virtual world to reality with social i2i device

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This year’s Excellence in Local Industry Awards is adding a little American Idol-style hype to its program with audience members text messaging their vote to determine the winner in one category. Organizers of the seventh-annual awards ceremony, hosted by Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC and the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization, announced… Continue Reading Excellence in Industry awards feature audience-choice competition

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The Khet 2.0 laser board game created in part by UCCS professor Michael Larson won mention in the current issue of WIRED magazine because it tops a teenage Google Science Fair winner’s holiday wish list. Science fair winner Lauren Hodge’s  list was published because the magazine considers her a teen with “geek cred.” She earned… Continue Reading UCCS prof’s embattled board game named in WIRED magazine

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UCCS’ Larson battling to defend game patent

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For three long years, a small toy company headed by a UCCS professor has been at war with one of the country’s toy giants. Innovention Toys, LLC, founded by Michael Larson, director of the Mind Studios at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, has sued MGA Entertainment, Inc., the mega toy-maker known for its… Continue Reading UCCS’ Larson battling to defend game patent

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Pulling the plug: Tech sector exports declining

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The high-tech industry annually brings Colorado billions of dollars in revenue and represents one of its top export products. The sector — including computers, semiconductors, electro-medical equipment and industrial electronics — generated $2.9 billion for Colorado during 2008. That, however, was an 8 percent decrease from 2007 and far off the 2006 high of $4.3… Continue Reading Pulling the plug: Tech sector exports declining

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