The Weekly Roundup

September 02, 2016 | Pamela Youngberg Dickson

Gilead is in the hot seat again. Tuesday, the University of Minnesota filed in federal court defending the patent rights allegedly secured and assigned to the school by Dr. Carston Wagner, an endowed chair in medicinal chemistry at the School of Pharmacy. (The U of M, by the way, was ranked the second best pharmacy school in the nation. Go Gophers!) The drugs covered by patent, the U says—“antiviral compounds and methods for using those compounds to treat viral infections, such as that caused by hepatitis C virus”—include those that contain products that contain the drug sofosbuvir.

Here are few other stories we came across this week that you might find interesting:

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Small Business Success: Managing the Clock

January 09, 2015 | Pamela Youngberg Dickson

Minnesota football fans have become used to losing contests due to poor clock management. From the old days, with take-a-knee Denny Green, to this year's bowl game loss, we've become somewhat accustomed to weekend disappointments.

Come Monday morning, though, it's a different story.

Like our customers, we're small business owners. So we're always trying to find ways to improve our productivity, helping us to compete—and help us to better serve our customers.

In this first of a series of productivity hacks for small business, we're sharing a couple of time management tips that can help to increase productivity inside small, service-based businesses. After all, time is money.

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