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Startups Sued Over Patents, New York's Candy Cab, Exporting Ice Cream: May 17

Startups Sued Over Patents, New York's Candy Cab, Exporting Ice Cream: May 17

Illustration by André da Loba

More startups are facing patent infringement lawsuits, writes Pui-Wing Tam, though most companies would rather not talk about it. [Wall Street Journal]

Mansoor Khalid is a New York cab driver whose branding strategy includes an advanced lighting system, a $400 subwoofer that makes “your heart go boom,” and free candy for passengers, Natalie Kitroeff profiles. [New York Times]

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers announced its first class of design fellows in a program that pairs student-designers with companies such as Twitter and Square, writes Kyle VanHemert. [Fast Company]

Bassetts Ice Cream President Michael Strange talks about how his fifth-generation family business started exporting to China (video). [Small Business Administration]

Bridget Firtle went from researching alcoholic beverage companies for a hedge fund to launching her own Brooklyn-based craft distillery, where she makes Owney’s NYC Rum (video). [Food Republic]

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Clark is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek.

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