ipCapital Group in alliance with Semiconductor Insights

first_imgIP Capital Group, Inc,ipCapital Group, Inc. (http://www.ipcg.com/(link is external)), of Williston, one of the nation’s leading intellectual property (IP) strategy consulting and licensing firms, is proud to announce that they have entered into a strategic alliance with Semiconductor Insights, Inc. (http://www.semiconductor.com/(link is external)), a professional services firm serving the technical intelligence and intellectual property needs of the electronics marketplace.Semiconductor Insights is a global leader in the provision of sophisticated technical and intellectual property rights and consulting services to the world’s largest semiconductor and consumer electronics corporations. Particular domain expertise includes memory, wireless, communications, analog, mixed signal, logic, MCU, DSP, and embedded software.ipCapital Group provides IP strategy consulting expertise, including audits of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) processes, which extract the unrealized inventions in a corporation, develop IP market intelligence, and inform IP strategies. These strategies in turn drive the development of new inventions as well as update the IAM processes. These updated processes, which ipCapital Group helps implement, then drive the IP Strategy to execution.”Semiconductor Insights is committed to expanding its offerings across the IP life cycle through the development of internal capabilities and partnerships with firms offering complimentary services,” said Mike Mclean, Vice President of Professional Services at Semiconductor Insights. “ipCapital’s robust IP strategy framework and process provides another powerful way in which our clients can benefit from our expertise in technology and patent analysis to further their growth and IP leadership.””This strategic alliance will complement our efforts to help clients develop IP strategies and enhance IAM processes that grow the business value of their IP. We have found that Semiconductor Insights’ technical expertise in particular, though usually applied later in the IP process, actually provides critical information that can improve upstream IP Strategies, to enhance how to develop IP that is more strongly enforceable patents and how to ensure that IP developed is linked to a reverse engineering monitoring program,” said John Cronin, Managing Director and Chairman of ipCapital Group. “This partnership will further broaden our ability to provide a complete client solution unlike any other in the world.”Semiconductor Insights – A Division of TechInsightsSemiconductor Insights (SI) is the leading technical advisor to the world’s microelectronics community. SI supports its clients through technical investigation of patents, integrated circuits, and electronic systems. Customer engagements can include custom projects for intellectual property and competitive intelligence purposes and open market engineering reports. SI is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and has local representation in Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, China and Israel. The majority of SI’s 160 employees are scientists, engineers, physicists or technologists, with extensive IP experience. TechInsights is a Division of United Business Media, LLC www.UBM.com(link is external).About ipCapital GroupSince 1998, ipCapital Group (ipCG) has delivered over 500 successful IP engagements to companies in a wide range of industries. Its professional services maximize financial results for clients that seek to develop and execute intellectual property (IP) strategies, strengthen and monetize IP portfolios, and establish and implement Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) practices. ipCG has an interdisciplinary team trained in business, law, marketing, and product development that provides a systematic and comprehensive view of the full lifecycle of IP, from creation to monetization to retirement. For more information, visit www.ipcg.com(link is external).WILLISTON, Vt., March 13 /PRNewswire/ –SOURCE Semiconductor Insights, Inc.last_img read more

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Should I Make My Child Go to Summer Camp?

first_imgDear Mountain Mama,I’m trying to convince my 13-year-old daughter to go to camp, but she doesn’t want to go. As a child, my parents didn’t have extra money to afford the extras like summer camp.  I want to expose her to as many outdoor activities as possible. Should I register her for camp anyway?Yours,Just Want a Happy Camper———————————————————————————- Dear Just Want a Happy Camper,As parents, we want what’s best for our children. Our kids might not see it that way, especially when they are on the road toward adulthood. But parenting should be more like a benevolent dictatorship than a democracy, at least until kids turn 18.My niece didn’t want to go to camp. My brother, who is one of those model parents who makes raising kids look easy, sat down with her and looked at several different options. She didn’t want to go to any of them. She was afraid she wouldn’t meet any friends. She didn’t think any of them sounded fun. In the end, even he was exasperated and told her if she couldn’t decide on a camp, he was going to pick one for her. That’s how she ended up at sailing camp last week.After the first day, she came home and told him, “Thanks for making me go. I love it!” She had fun even though she had to jump into a river with jellyfish in order to pass the mandatory swimming test. I suspect being afraid and overcoming her fear actually made the experience all the more rewarding.After the first week, she came home and said, “That was the best week of my life.” She made friends. She and her new friends got to sail a boat. A sudden thunderstorm caused the winds to pick up, which capsized their boats. The girls managed to right the sailboat themselves, and sail back to the dock before all the other campers.As my niece told me about her day, there was a gleam in her eye. She had encountered nature on her own terms. She had a new connection with the river, and a certain confidence that she could handle what came her way.Just Want a Happy Camper, you might have to endure some unpleasant pre-camp jitters in order to have a happy camper. Just remind yourself that in the process, your child will learn skills that will serve her well. Your responsibility as a parent is to provide the gentle push she needs to help her overcome her fears and take risks! Yours,Mountain MamaLooking into camp for your child? Check out our Summer Camps Guide!last_img read more

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Bucksport football team caps off emotional week with emphatic win over Dexter

first_img Bio BUCKSPORT — At the end of an emotional school week at Bucksport High School, two hours on the football field gave everyone a reason to smile.This night, the school’s Homecoming game and home opener, was always going to be a big one for the football team and everyone else in the Bucksport community. Yet there was something much bigger than football on the minds of the Golden Bucks, who weren’t just playing for a win in the Class D North standings; they were playing for their team manager, Jocelyn Tozier.On the morning of Saturday, Sept. 7, Tozier, a senior at Bucksport, suffered what the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office called “serious injuries” in a car accident on Route 1 in Orland. With their dedicated manager of four years being forced to spend the week in the hospital rather than in school and on the gridiron, the Golden Bucks wanted to put forth an effort that would lift her spirits.“We’re always motivated when we go out there, but I think we were extra hungry this week,” senior David Gross said. “As a team, we wanted to leave everything out there for her.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textFrom start to finish, Bucksport couldn’t have left much more. With their fellow student on their minds and a raucous Homecoming crowd behind them, the Golden Bucks outplayed Dexter in every facet of the game to earn a 43-7 win in a contest that might as well have been over before it had even begun.Bucksport’s Josh Miller (left) and Jordan Malenfant combine for a tackle during the second half of a high school football game against Dexter on Sept. 13 at Bucksport High School. The Bucksport defense held Dexter to fewer than 100 yards of offense in the victory. RICK MCHALE PHOTOBucksport pulled ahead 6-0 after 3 minutes, 47 seconds with a 63-yard drive that culminated in a 1-yard touchdown plunge from Jaxon Gross. The Golden Bucks (2-0) saw their next drive fall inches short after Ty Giberson fumbled near the goal line following a long run, but the home team then stuffed the Dexter offense and got another touchdown run from Gross to extend the lead to 14-0.Bucksport’s defense was caught napping on the first play of the second quarter as Dexter scored a 54-yard touchdown on a reverse to cut the home team’s lead to 14-7. Yet the Golden Bucks responded with a Josh Miller touchdown run and 2-point conversion pass from Brady Findlay to Logan Stanley to pull ahead 22-7 for the final points of the half.After immediately forcing the Dexter offense to go three-and-out to begin the second half, Bucksport got a 36-yard touchdown run from Miller to make the score 30-7. Miller scored yet again when he scampered in from 31 yards out late in the third quarter, and Gross added a third touchdown of his own in the fourth to cap off a showing so dominant it left even the team’s head coach a bit surprised.“Gentlemen, that was a clinic,” an impressed Joel Sankey told his players in the post-game huddle. “Offense, defense — absolutely a terrific effort all around. … [Jocelyn] would be very proud.”Bucksport amassed 542 yards of offense on the evening and held Dexter to fewer than 100. The Golden Bucks outgained the Tigers 180-13 in the first quarter alone.A whopping 453 of those yards came via Bucksport’s three-pronged rushing attack of Gross, Miller and Giberson. Each of those three running backs weighs in at more than 200 pounds, and with the team’s success running the ball opening up the passing game for Findlay, Dexter simply couldn’t keep up with the Golden Bucks’ firepower.“The thing is that there’s no jealousy at all,” Jaxon Gross said of the Golden Bucks’ beefy running back trio, all three members of which are underclassmen. “What we have, not many teams can say they have something like that.”During the week, Tozier got the chance to speak with the entire Bucksport team from the hospital via FaceTime. Daily chats with their manager provided even more motivation for the Golden Bucks to deliver a dominant performance.“She got us going,” David Gross said. “Being able to talk to her and show her that she’s always part of our team was big for us, and she gave us pep talks that had us ready to run through a wall. … It got everyone really hyped.”Ellsworth/Sumner senior Connor Crawford takes on a Gray-New Gloucester defender during the first half of a high school football game Sept. 13 at Ellsworth High School. The Eagles lost the game 50-44. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLBucksport will be back in action next Friday, Sept. 20, when it hosts Washington Academy (0-1) at 7 p.m. The Raiders, who have a bye this weekend, lost 53-0 to Foxcroft in Week 1.Just as they did on this night, the Golden Bucks will have Tozier on their minds when they take to the Carmichael Field turf in a week’s time. Even though a Bucksport team with Gold Ball aspirations will never be content with a single victory, the one it earned for its manager on this September night meant far more than the numbers on the scoreboard.“Coming out and winning this one for her, that’s we wanted to do,” David Gross said. “We bought in together as a team and made that our goal all week, and we’re all happy we could get it done.”Eagles, Trojans fall at homeThe Ellsworth/Sumner and Mount Desert Island football teams fell to home defeats Friday night in their respective Week 2 contests.At Tug White Stadium, Ellsworth/Sumner lost 50-44 to Gray-New Gloucester in the team’s second eight-man game. Senior Connor Crawford had 323 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 39 carries for the Eagles, who fell to 0-2 on the season.Gray-New Gloucester’s win snapped the state’s second-longest active losing streak at 29 games. The Patriots had not won a game since posting a 32-14 home victory over Lake Region on Oct. 2, 2015.In Bar Harbor, MDI hosted Maine Central Institute (2-0) and fell to a 47-8 defeat. Junior Baylor Landsman scored the lone touchdown on the night for the Trojans (1-1).MDI will be on the road against Old Town (0-2) at 7 p.m. next Friday. Ellsworth/Sumner will look to notch its first victory of the season when it takes on Mount Ararat (1-1) at 1 p.m. next Saturday, Sept. 21, in Topsham. Latest Posts Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020center_img Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. 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