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LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Friday, March 14th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Philip Morris International Inc.’s (PMI) (NYSE/ Paris Euronext: PM) EU Region President Drago Azinovic made the following comment regarding the adoption by the Council of the European Union of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD):

"The Tobacco Products Directive adopted by the Council of the European Union today represents a worrying departure from the EU’s basic standards of proportionate, evidenced-based policymaking, which will further erode intellectual property rights and undermine the EU Charter where these rights are protected.

"Instead of further harmonizing the internal market, a stated objective of the Directive, measures in the TPD will do little to improve public health and will make the EU less competitive, pushing even more consumers to the unregulated black market in tobacco. This will be a blow to the hundreds of thousands of people working in the legal industry and ... Read more »
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MILPITAS, Calif. - Friday, March 14th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced that it has filed a civil lawsuit against Korea’s SK Hynix, Inc., SK Hynix America and related entities in Santa Clara Superior Court. The lawsuit seeks damages, an injunction and other remedies against Hynix for trade secret misappropriation under California’s Uniform Trade Secret Act.

Additionally, SanDisk has submitted a criminal complaint with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department against a former employee.

These actions relate to the theft of trade secrets related to NAND flash technology by a former engineer of SanDisk who left the company in 2008 to work for SK Hynix. This engineer is alleged to have illegally taken SanDisk’s proprietary technical information and to have subsequently provided it to SK Hynix.

Tokyo Metropolitan Police today announced the arrest of the former employe ... Read more »
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TOKYO - Friday, March 14th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that it has brought a civil suit against Korea’s SK Hynix Inc. at the Tokyo District Court, under Japan’s Unfair Competition Prevention Act. The suit seeks damages for the wrongful acquisition and use of Toshiba’s proprietary technical information related to NAND flash memory, which Toshiba pioneered in 1987 and now jointly develops and produces with SanDisk Corporation of the U.S.

Toshiba filed the suit on learning that a former employee of SK Hynix has been arrested in Japan for alleged criminal infringement of the Unfair Competition Prevention Act. The employee formerly worked for SanDisk in a NAND flash memory development project conducted in partnership with Toshiba at Yokkaichi Operations, Toshiba’s flash memory technology development and mass production base in Mie prefecture, Japan. The employee is alleged to have illegally taken Toshiba’s proprietary t ... Read more »
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PARIS - Wednesday, March 12th 2014

Reckitt Benckiser (RB) has selected Cegedim Relationship Management as its Global Preferred Supplier of Sales Force Automation (SFA) solutions. The decision was based largely on previous successful deployments of Cegedim’s SFA solutions in the US and UK. As part of this new contract, initial pilots of Cegedim’s award-winning*, cloud-based SFA solution, Mobile Intelligence for iPad** (MI Touch), will take place in Germany and Mexico, with plans to expand globally.

Cegedim’s Global Breadth Combined with Local Expertise Promotes RB’s Multinational Corporate Growth With a presence in over 80 countries and more than 40 years of industry experience, Cegedim was selected as RB’s Global Preferred Supplier due to their worldwide business expertise and deep understanding of local markets. Cegedim’s comprehensive SFA offering will enable RB to strengthen customer relationships, enhance sales effectiveness, optimiz ... Read more »
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NAGOYA, Japan - Thursday, March 13th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

    Japan’s contact lens pioneer received prestigious awards from the International Society for Contact Lens Research and the American Optometric Association
    Kyoichi Tanaka ‘invented’ Japan’s first corneal contact lenses in 1951, despite having never seen contact lenses.

(BUSINESS WIRE) Kyoichi Tanaka, chairman and founder of contact lens manufacturer Menicon Co., Ltd., last year received two prestigious awards. On June 28, 2013, at its annual meeting in San Diego, the American Optometric Association honored Mr. Tanaka’s life’s work with its Legends Award. Two months later, on August 29 at its 17th Symposium – held in Kyoto – the International Society for Contact Lens Research conferred on him its Lifetime Contribution Award.

Today, still "genki” (vigorous) at 82, Mr. Tanaka maintains a strong interest in the arts and still keeps one eye on the business he pioneered in 1951 ... Read more »
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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - Friday, March 14th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A study reported (13TH March 2014) in the International Headache Society’s official journal Cephalalgia found that the use of electroCore’s non invasive vagus nerve stimulation therapy (nVNS) may be an effective and well tolerated treatment for migraine in certain patients.

The open label study, which was led by Professor Goadsby, was carried out by the University of California, San Francisco and at four other sites in the US involving 30 patients.

Of the 30 enrolled patients 27 used the nVNS therapy to treat a total of 80 migraine attacks. Patients with moderate or severe headache attacks reported pain freedom or relief in, twenty-three out of fifty-four attacks (43 %). This included twelve out of fifty-four attacks where the patients reported being pain free at two hours after treatment (22 %). Additionally, in ten of twenty-six attacks when the patient treated while the pain was mild t ... Read more »
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