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UNH Law hosts IP roundtable … and more

Innovation And Science ConceptLaborie Medical Technologies Corp., a Portsmouth-based medical technology company, has acquired Pelvalon Inc., a privately held medical device company located in Redwood City, Calif. Pelvalon is the develop of the Eclipse System, a non-surgical, patient-controlled device for women suffering from fecal incontinence, or FI, a pelvic floor disorder that affects one in 10 women. The system has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. Laborie

To mark National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, NBT Bank has published a series of cybersecurity webinars addressing the trends and concerns businesses should be aware of. The webinar series comes in four 30-minute videos on: The Current State of Cybersecurity: Protecting the Intangible; Are You Covered? Proactive Controls You Need Now; After A Breach: Effective Incident Response; and Cybercrime Survivors: Stories & Lessons Learned. To view each webinar, visit

Comcast has added a new Spam Blocker feature for Xfinity Voice that it says gives customers added control over unwanted spam, spoofing and robocalls to their home with the power to block inbound calls that are suspected spam. Patti Loyack, senior vice president of consumer services and performance for Comcast Cable, said the “further helps our voice customers to protect themselves from spam callers and connect only with the people that matter the most.”

Some 16 faculty in intellectual property from around the country took part in the recent 10th annual Intellectual Property Roundtable at the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law. Held Sept. 30-Oct. 1, the roundtable featured, among other speakers, Dustin Marlan of the University of Massachusetts, Joy Xiang of Peking University, Mary LaFrance of University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and Stacey Lantagne from the University of Mississippi. Marlan directs the Community Development Clinic at UMass — an economic justice-focused transactional legal clinic, who spoke about “The Dystopian Right of Publicity.” Xiang spoke about a more traditional IP topic, “Antitrust and Access to Essential Technologies.” LaFrance covered authorship and Lantagne spoke about “The Meme Economy.” Other topics discussed were copyrights, inventorship, trademarks, and non-fungible tokens. UNH Franklin Pierce professors Tiffany Li and Alexandra Roberts also presented.

Bedford-based contract manufacturer LSNE says it has doubled the sterile drug product lyophilization capacity at its Madison, Wis., manufacturing facility.

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