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A SUBSIDIARY of Sensata Technologies Holding PLC was found to be liable for $31.5 million in damages related to patent infringement related to tire pressure monitoring system products. / COURTESY SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING PLC

Sensata subsidiary to challenge $31.5M ruling on patent infringement

ATTLEBORO – The U.S District Court of Delaware ruled a subsidiary of Sensata Technologies Holding PLC committed infringement of a patent held by Wasica...

URI professor developing abuse-reporting app to help people with intellectual disabilities

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A University of Rhode Island assistant professor is working with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and local organizations in creating an app...
STEADY GROWTH: Nancy Parker Wilson, owner of Greenvale Vineyard in Portsmouth, with her son Bill Wilson, the operations manager. Parker Wilson says the vineyard has seen steady growth in its seasonal tasting and events business, a function of increasing interest in agritourism and the “eat local” movement. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

PBN survey: In election year, more R.I. companies say no to...

Rhode Island businesspeople have revived their optimism about the future of the state economy, but they appear reluctant to back up their improved outlook...
Thorne Sparkman joined Slater in 2000 as executive director of what was then known as the Slater Center for Interactive Technologies. He focuses on the earliest stage of company creation, including working with university-based teams commercializing research. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

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Thorne Sparkman | Slater Technology Fund managing director As a seed-stage investor, I spend countless hours discovering and courting entrepreneurs, because the founders of today’s...

Five Questions With: Tim Hebert

Companies can be data rich and information poor. Business intelligence involves using data wisely and strategically. Tim Hebert, founder and CEO of Trilix, spoke...

NUWC Division Newport teams win awards in acquisition and innovation

NEWPORT – Two Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport teams have won Excellence in Partnership Awards from the Coalition for Government Procurement. The Other Transaction...

Venture Café Providence hosting tech experts for free advising sessions

PROVIDENCE – Venture Café Providence will host its weekly Thursday Gathering meeting on Feb. 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. at District Hall Providence...

United Way of Greater New Bedford offers $100K for innovative efficiency...

NEW BEDFORD – The United Way of Greater New Bedford is offering nonprofits up to $100,000, to be used over a three-year period, as...
SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES earned $282.7 million in 2019. / COURTESY SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES

Sensata Technologies earns $282.7M in 2019

ATTLEBORO – Sensata Technologies PLC saw profit decline 53% in 2019 to $282.7 million, or $1.75 per diluted share, the company reported on Tuesday. Earnings...

UMass Dartmouth receives $4.6M grant from U.S. Navy for marine tech...

DARTMOUTH – The U.S. Navy has awarded a $4.6 million grant to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to fund research projects with the Newport-based...
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