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Greencupboards CEO Josh Neblett visits Power Lunch tomorrow, makes his pitch

CNBC's Power Lunch will feature Josh Neblett, CEO and co-founder of Spokane green-retailer GreenCupboards on Wednesday (June 5) from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the network's Power Pitch program.

In the segment, the hosts give Neblett 60 seconds to  “power” pitch his e-commerce start-up.

After the pitch Neblett takes questions from a trio of inquisitors. The panel quizzing him includes CNBC host Julia Boorstin, BuzzFeed COO Jon Steinberg and Norwest Venture Parnters' Josh Goldman.

In advance of the broadcast, CNBC has uploaded Neblett’s 60 second GreenCupboards Power Pitch to You can see it here and let us know what you think of the pitch by voting if you're “in” or “out.”

Spokane computer forensics firm featured in ‘Divorce Wars’ tonight on CNBC

Spokane forensic computer analysis and research firm Global Compusearch will be featured in tonight's opening segment of the new CNBC series “Divorce Wars.”  To see a cheezy preview of the new show, CNBC has one here.

The Spokane company does a variety of work for lawyers and prosecutors across the country. Its researchers know how to find information contained on computer hard drives; they also know how to determine when and how some files ended up on the drive in the first place.

That skill was critical when the company was called upon a few years ago by a legal team helping a high-worth husband caught in a nasty divorce and child custody battle.

For information on GCS, this is its main website. The company has offices also in Portland and Palm Springs.

Lewis Lee: why intellectual property is a key business asset

Spokane company co-founder Lewis Lee recently was quoted extensively at a CNBC blog on the fundamental importance of intellectual property in business development.

Which is exactly up Lewis Lee's alley; he co-founded immensely successul Spokane-based IP law firm Lee & Hayes, housed in downtown Spokane.

The interview, at, was nicely timed to the recent state visit by China's President Hu Jintao. It was posted with the headline: Message to CEOs: Don't Underestimate the Middle Kingdom in the Innovation Race.

Lee spends increasing amounts of time with his company's patent teams on the mainland and in Taipei. When he talks about the need for U.S. companies and global firms to deal with the growth of IP awareness in China, he makes a strong point. One quote is this one:

“However, we are seeing more and more research being located in emerging countries like India and China due to the large number of engineers and scientists, which in turn is fostering a growing culture of innovation in these countries. In the U.S., we need more educational emphasis on intellectual property.

“After all, it is rapidly becoming the greatest asset class and greatest renewable resource of our time. Intellectual property should become a core requirement in business and engineering education disciplines, not just an elective in law school.”

“Americans should no longer think of China as an emerging manufacturing power that disregards intellectual property rights. The enforcement system in China is still new and developing, but the country is dramatically increasing the number of patent filings it wants to receive (up from 300,000 in 2009 to an estimated 2 million in 2015) and adding patent examiners at an astounding pace. China will enforce intellectual property rights as soon as doing so is in its national interest. That day will come sooner than most people expect.”

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