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Sarvint Technologies Files Complaints for Patent Infringement for Wearable Technology
Sarvint Technologies, Inc., a wearable technology company, today filed complaints in the United States District Court, for the Northern District of Georgia, against Athos Works, Inc. and MAD Apparel, Inc. ("Athos"), Carre Technologies, Inc. (Hexoskin), OMsignal, Inc., Ralph Lauren Corporation, Sensoria, Inc., Textronics, Inc., Adidas North America, Inc., and Victoria's Secret Stores, LLC for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,381,482, titled "Fabric or Garment with Integrated Flexible Information Infrastructure," and U.S. Patent No. 6,970,731, titled "A Novel Fabric-Based Sensor for Monitoring Vital Signs."
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SoftWear Automation Secures $3 Million in Funding Round from CTW Venture Partners
SoftWear Automation Inc., developer of robotic sewing technologies for the garment industry, announced that it completed a $3 million 'Series A' round of financing from CTW Venture Partners. K.P. Reddy, CTW partner, has also been installed as CEO of the company.
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Texprocess Well Booked
With four months still to go before Texprocess opens its doors, 95 percent of the exhibition space occupied by the previous fair has already been sold. Thus, Messe Frankfurt is looking forward to a well booked third edition of the Leading International Trade Fair for Processing Textile and Flexible Materials .
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Gerber Technology Introduces High Capacity Pivex Punch for Taurus and Taurus II Leather Cutting Systems
Gerber Technology announced a new accessory for its line of Taurus® and Taurus II Leather Cutting Systems, the High Capacity Pivex® Punch. Now, Taurus and Taurus II systems can cut and punch heavy leathers (up to 12 ounces) when utilizing Gerber's patented Pivex reciprocating knife head with the new High Capacity Pivex Punch.
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Lectra Appoints Jean-Maurice Férauge as Director, Lectra Japan
Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials—is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean-Maurice Férauge as Director of Lectra Japan.
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Texprocess Innovation Award Honors Apparel and Textiles Innovations
Texprocess, the leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials will present new technologies for the apparel and textile industry from 4-7 May this year. For the third time running, Messe Frankfurt is holding the Texprocess Innovation Award to find the best new developments on the market.
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Vapor Apparel Announces U.S. Manufacturing Facility in South Carolina
Vapor Apparel, a leader in performance apparel manufacturing and digital print-on-demand services, is opening a 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Union County. This marks a major step for the company that focuses on sublimation printing solutions and performance fabrics.
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Wells Fargo Targeting New York's $98 Billion Apparel Industry
Wells Fargo & Co. is setting its sights on New York City's $98 billion apparel industry. The San Francisco-based lender said it is opening a commercial office in Manhattan with the specific intent of lending to and serving the needs of the fashion industry.
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Number of Registrations for Techtextil Exceeding Expectations
Exhibitors and visitors can look forward to the biggest Techtextil ever. With around four months still to go before Techtextil opens its doors, the area booked is already ten percent greater than the total space occupied in 2013.
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SunStar and SWF Official Announcement
SunStar is pleased to announce that on December 18th, they successfully received and processed a takeover bid signaling that the products under the SWF and SunStar brands will be back in production.
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