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Two consumer advocacy groups that support rejection of stem cell patents held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation have filed formal comments saying that attempts to amend the patents should not save them from being overturned. In comments submitted last week, the Foundation for Taxpayer...

With the job market having radically changed for many, customary practices are no longer customary, observes columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he explains why giving two-week's notice is no longer a customary practice, and why employers have nobody to blame but...

More young people have been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug than we think, but we don't always do enough to give them the tools they need to succeed, according to Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. Case in point is Kevin Plank, the former University of...

The Milwaukee-based Fiserv has agreed to sell nearly all of its healthcare businesses to UnitedHealthcare for $775 million in cash. The divestiture will increase Fiserv's focus on the financial services industry, and establish UnitedHealthcare in the market for customized benefit services. ...

Three more Wisconsin technology companies have been qualified under the Act 255 angel and venture investment tax credit program. Investors who commit angel or venture capital to either Windlift, LLC, Centrose, LLC, or SymbiontWeb, Inc., will be eligible to receive the tax credits....

The decision by a federal court to enjoin the United States Patent Office from implementing patent application changes has placed the controversy over patent claims back in a status quo position, acccording to attorney Jonathan Fritz. In this WTN Guest Column, Fritz suggests that the...

BioSystem Development has raised $600,000 in a second round of equity financing from Silicon Pastures, Marshfield Investment Partners, Chippewa Valley Investment Partners, and Central Wisconsin Angel Investors. The company also has appointed Craig Hutchison, former president and CEO of Perry Judd's, as its new chief...