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Edward P. (Ned) Perlman, resident partner at Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP’s Niagara Falls office, addressed the Material Handling Equipment Legal Conference in Las Vegas on Nov. 10. His topic was “Planning for Successful Dispositive Motions.” Perlman is local counsel for Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, a manufacturer of lift trucks.

Company Connections

Why Not Marketing was hired to provide marketing and consultation services along with social media outreach to the Williamsville Farmers’ Market, one of the area’s popular community events. The market recently ended its five-month-long season with increased traffic and growth of its Facebook page by nearly 700 percent. In addition, the agency also helped the market to build and strengthen relationships with sponsors that included Univera Healthcare, 2 Find Your Home, and Northtowns Orthopedics.

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First Niagara Bank was recognized by personal finance website NerdWallet for its consumer-friendly products and services with its selection as a “best bank” for Online/Mobile Banking and Branch/ATM access.

Patents

Title: Insulator component design for maintaining electrode assembly compression in prismatic medical cells

No.: 8,580,439

Inventors: Kaiser, Donald F. (Clarence Center); Voss, Gregory A. (Alden)

Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd. (Clarence)

Date issued: Nov. 12, 2013

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Title: Low-cost method for fabricating palladium and palladium-alloy thin films on porous supports

No.: 8,585,807

Inventors: Lu, Yunxiang (Tonawanda); Lee, Tae H. (Naperville, Ill.); Park, Chan Young (Naperville, Ill.); Dorris, Stephen E. (La Grange Park, Ill.); Balachandran, Uthamalingham (Willowbrook, Ill.)

Assignee: UChicago Argonne, (Chicago)

Date issued: Nov. 19, 2013