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3 Ways Patent Analysis Software Drives Wealth

Global IP strategist, JiNan Glasgow George, cites key reasons investors, inventors, entrepreneurs, companies and others oriented toward innovation should capitalize on IP-driven growth and revenue opportunities The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued its 10 millionth patent number in June 2018 and continues to go strong. In fact, according to a PatentlyO.com-published report, “We are about three-fourths of the way through fiscal year 2019 (ends September 30, 2019) and the USPTO is on-track to issue the most patents ever in a single year period,” with the author forecasting, “330,000 issued utility patents, which is up about five percent from the prior one-year...

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5 Digital Diet Solutions for New Year Slimdown Success

With the 2019 CES show having debuted multiple diet-focused consumer technologies, including devices that analyze the gases in people’s breath to uncover what diet improvements would be helpful for them, there is much ado about progressive digital solutions fostering slimdown success this New Year and beyond. With that in mind, here’s a roundup of five savvy tech solutions poised to help us shed those stubborn, unwanted pounds easier, more effectively and more sustainably for the long-term: 1. Lumen and FoodMarble Showcased at this year’s CES show, both are pocket-sized devices that users blow into. They pair with smartphone apps that tell people things like how well they are digesting food or burning calories. The firm behind Lumen states that their device provides a way for people to monitor their metabolisms. The device also has the capability of determining if the user is burning carbs or fats. Meanwhile, FoodMarble measures hydrogen levels in an attempt to make deductions about a person’s digestive health. The thought is that the device can be to help people avoid foods that cause bloating, abdominal pain and other gastrointestinal symptoms. 2. TRAQ Smart Shoes Here’s some killer wearable technology for fitness-minded folks. TRAQ, Alegria’s first smart shoe, is the world’s first comfort smart shoes with built-in pedometer plus a personalized app community. The designs are made for walking, working and leisure, simultaneously allowing you to accurately count...

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5 Reasons to Attend the 2018 San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

With the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival set to take the San Diego gastro-scene by storm for its 15th year this coming Nov. 11-18, there is a cornucopia of flavor-fueled activities poised to satiate the hearts, minds and palates of foodies throughout the week-long fest. As always, the event will showcase the best of “America’s Finest City’s” flourishing cuisine scene and the ever-talented culinary creators, both locally and from afar, whose ingenuity ensure our epicuriosity endures. As one of the largest and most premier events of its kind in the United States and certainly the largest in...

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Mezé Greek Fusion Flying High in Downtown San Diego

Just a few short years ago, GBOD Hospitality, helmed by brothers Raymond and Patrick Davoudi, debuted Mezé Greek Fusion in the heart of downtown San Diego. Unlike any other restaurant concept in the region, this eatery brought a fabulous new flare to the city’s famed Gaslamp Quarter by pairing contemporary Greek fare with modern, industrial-chic architecture and interior design. Through consistency in both the front and back of the house, a commitment to top-shelf ingredients, a menu elevating classic cultural dishes, and a sky-high service standard, Mezé has unsurprisingly curated a devoted patron base in a competitive culinary scene...

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Fox Restaurant Concepts Curating Culinary Devotees Across the US

::: How two of its highly popular eateries — Olive & Ivy and The Henry — will continue to surpass expectations in the Arizona market and beyond ::: According to the National Restaurant Association’s 2017 State of the Industry report, the United States boasts more than one million restaurant locations employing as many as 14.7 million staffers. In a seemingly saturated industry that’s rife with competition and replete with culinary creativity, it can be difficult to stand out—to rise above—to raise the bar. But one epicurious entrepreneur is doing exactly that, making extraordinary strides in the national marketplace while carving out a niche all...

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Arrogant Butcher at Epicenter of Downtown Phoenix Revitalization

The Arrogant Butcher restaurant is no newcomer to the downtown Phoenix scene. However, despite opening its doors and ovens back in 2011, the eatery has managed to stay at the top of its game and establish itself as a bona fide landmark that’s now at the epicenter of the area’s renaissance. Just a short walk away from Talking Stick Resort Arena where, on any given night, you might catch anything from a NBA game to a Justin Timberlake concert, as well as Chase Field where the resident Arizona Diamondbacks strive to dominate the MLB year after year. There is...

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Camelback Inn Resort and Spa Scottsdale Epitomizes Southwest Hospitality

As one of America’s premier hospitality hotbeds, the city of Scottsdale hosts as many as 4.5 million overnight U.S. visitors in a given year with as many as 3.1 million of those visitor nights spent in area hotels, according to a Scottsdale Visitor Statistics Tourism Study published in January 2018. Not surprisingly, the region is rich in luxury resorts,all vying for those tourism dollars and an array of impressive accommodation options certainly abound. However, there’s one property in particular with a preeminent pedigree that has forged its own formidable place in the city’s history: the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa....

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STK LA a Must Do-or-Dine Destination

When it comes to steakhouses, Los Angeles is a carnivore’s cornucopia. While the City of Angels is replete with meat-minded eateries, one such restaurant—STK in the W Los Angeles in West Beverly Hills—rises above thanks to an inimitable mix: a well-conceived and expertly executed menu proffered in a high-intensity, chic club-like atmosphere where dining is far more than eating: it’s an event. While patrons indubitably flock to STK LA for the food, Robert Liberato, Regional Executive Chef for the location, understands that a memorable guest experience is about far more. That, in Los Angeles especially, image is everything. “It’s...

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The Hermosa Inn Arizona a Unique Boutique Hideaway

Nestled in the heart of Paradise Valley, Arizona—an exclusive Phoenix enclave that’s just minutes from bustling Scottsdale—lies a AAA Four Diamond boutique hideaway called Hermosa Inn. Originally the residence and studio of iconic cowboy artist Alonzo “Lon” Megargee, this one-of-a-kind boutique resort is the quintessential blend of modern luxury and authentic southwestern charm. Here you’ll revel in world-class amenities amid a peaceful desert ambiance that’s punctuated by striking panoramic views of the neighboring Camelback Mountain. With just forty-three casitas, The Hermosa Inn is ostensibly the most intimate of the region’s luxury resorts, which translates to highly personalized service that’s genuine...

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BANKERS HILL Bar + Restaurant Embodies ‘Craft America Cooking’

There’s nothing I love more than finding unique neighborhood nooks—eateries that, although somewhat off the beaten path, are making a notable impact on the local culinary scene. One such San Diego venue is BANKERS HILL BAR + Restaurant. While near the city’s famed Gaslamp District, this restaurant sits on the corner of 4th and Ivy, duly detached from deep downtown commotion. While this lively eatery is decidedly unpretentious and unfussy, also giving patrons much bang for the buck, make no mistake that the chef-driven cuisine here is “craft America cooking” at its finest. Classic favorites are gratifyingly re-imagined with...

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Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel Gets Multi-Million Dollar Makeover

As the fifth largest city in the United States, more than 22 million visitors flock to metropolitan Phoenix every year. With a bustling downtown quadrant comprised of around 100 square blocks, this section of town is teeming with fun and exciting things to do—keeping tourists duly entertained and engaged. From professional sports, live music and fine dining venues to festivals, museums, and an endless stream of events at the 24-acre convention center, downtown Phoenix is a bustling hub with an appeal all its own for leisure and business travelers, alike. No matter your reason for visiting metro Phoenix, one...

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Insights from ‘The Prince of Luxury’ Noel Shu

With a moniker like “The Prince of Luxury,” it’s clear that Noel Shu is no ordinary entrepreneur. This 27-year-old self-made millionaire has accomplished more in business than many do in an entire lifetime, already boasting a client roster that includes billionaires, celebrities and royal families. So keen is his business acumen and venerable his reputation, Shu’s clout earned him a VIP invitation to the last U.S. visit of China’s president, Xi Jinping, alongside other revered titans of industry the likes of Bill Gates and Jack Ma. Today, Shu brings his wealth of expertise and impeccable panache to the global...

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