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
A daily roundup of the most compelling stories about small business and entrepreneurship (Illustration by Andr?? da Loba)
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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