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Walsh to broaden Boston’s economic development program
The city of Boston is broadening its economic development efforts in a bid to reach neighborhoods and communities that have often been shut out of highly bureaucratic city processes, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh will announce Tuesday.
The city’s Economic Development Center will use a mobile “pop-up” style of programming and scheduling, with city staffers coming to various transit-friendly locations within each of the city’s neighborhoods rather than having the workshops and seminars at…
Boston Scientific settles global heart valve legal battles for $180M
Marlborough-based medical device giant Boston Scientific Corp. is pulling the plug on a set of heart valve patent lawsuits, settling its disputes with a California firm Tuesday for $180 million.
Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) and Irvine, California company Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE: EW) have argued and appealed multiple patent lawsuits and patent office disputes in the U.S., U.K. and Germany since 2016. Under a settlement announced Jan. 15, both companies have agreed to drop their various…
Gunderson hires away startup, VC guru from WilmerHale
The law firm Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP has brought on the former co-chair of WilmerHale’s emerging companies and venture capital practice to its Boston office.
David Gammell joined Gunderson on Monday after nearly six years at WilmerHale. He counsels startups and venture and growth-equity funds on financings, merger, intellectual property strategy and other issues.
In making the move, Gammell is switching from a full-service legal giant to one that’s known…