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This month, the Federal Circuit denied a petition for rehearing en banc of its decisions in In re Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC. In In re Cuozzo, the Federal Circuit addressed issues arising in inter parties review (IPR) proceedings, which were established by the America Invents Act.


Various projects promoting smart growth, transit and active transportation recently received a total of $15 million in grants from the San Diego Association of Governments, providing the grant recipients with funding for both capital and planning projects.

In a 6-2 vote, the San Diego City Council on Tuesday rejected a grand jury's findings that it failed to properly guide or oversee a task force in charge of celebrations for the Balboa Park Centennial.

San Diego is home to more than 12,000 properties being used as short-term vacation rentals, according to one estimate, but city councilors and some community members believe the city doesn’t have clear land-use rules to regulate them.


Plans to revamp parking and public transit on University Avenue got a green light on Monday, as the San Diego City Council unanimously rejected a local business leader's appeal against an environmental impact report that was favorable to the plan.

San Diego officials said Monday they are tightening the way the city handles its contracts with outside firms, following an auditor's report blasting its lack of oversight and control.


A budget amendment related to the proposed addition of express lanes to State Route 94 between Interstate 805 and Downtown San Diego — funding a new transit-oriented demonstration project along that corridor — was approved by the San Diego Association of Governments on Friday, drawing praise from groups pushing for more transit opportunities in the region.


San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has proposed appointing Phil Rath to fill an opening on the Civic San Diego board of directors.

More than $3 million in grant funding was approved for San Diego neighborhood projects at Wednesday’s Infrastructure Committee meeting.


The San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the beginning of negotiations with Southern California Edison on a memorandum of understanding that would bring to the county new offsite emergency planning funds related to the closed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.


The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Port of San Diego for its comprehensive annual financial report and also awarded the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement to the Financial Services Department for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014.

The county-run Waterfront Park is planned to close to the public on Thursday as some 10,000 attendees are expected to take part there in the Environmental Systems Research Institute's 2015 User Conference Party.


The county Board of Supervisors will on Tuesday consider a memorandum of understanding with Southern California Edison, the public utility with the greatest stake in the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.


San Diego County’s employee pension fund ended its $8 million-a-year contract with a Texas-based investment adviser that retirees had accused of needlessly risking part of the fund’s $10.6 billion portfolio.

Due to decades of poor planning and oversight, the municipal airports at Brown and Montgomery fields have been missing major opportunities to build revenue and attract business developments, while their infrastructure continues to deteriorate, according to an auditor's report aired before the San Diego City Council this week.


The Chula Vista City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to create four council districts, which will mandate future City Council members be elected in the district they live in for the first time in the city’s history.

Two projects in the East Village that have come under scrutiny for the developer-selection process are moving forward and the city of San Diego, represented by Civic San Diego, will now enter into exclusive agreements with the two developers — one for each site.

The Coronado City Council approved, by a vote of 4-1, a Wayfinding Signage Program for the city at its June meeting.


The San Diego City Council voted 6-3 on Tuesday to spend $2.1 million on an environmental impact report for the Chargers stadium project, as part of what the Chargers' attorney refers to as a "misbegotten, doomed legal strategy" to keep the team in the city.


The San Diego City Council on Monday unanimously adopted a plan to cut the city's landfill-bound waste to zero over the next 25 years.

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