Author: WTN News

The CEO of Wisconsin security business says the federal government's use of commercial software, often built overseas by less expensive software developers, presents an opportunity for cyber terrorists and rogue nations to threaten America's security. ...

Madison, Wis. - A California consumer watchdog contends the U.S. Supreme Court's recent eBay ruling weakens the position of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation regarding its stem cell patent, but a WARF spokesman said a recent $1 million jury award says otherwise....

Madison, Wis. - Gov. Jim Doyle has signed a bill to eliminate red tape for UW researchers. Doyle said the law would help researchers more quickly turn research ideas into potential business opportunities. ...

Milwaukee, Wis. - Technology executive and author Tom Kelley calls them devil's advocates. Guy Kawasaki, another notable executive author, calls them bozos. Whatever label or moniker one attaches to them, they are the people in business organizations who act as speed bumps or roadblocks to...

Milwaukee, Wis. - By several measures, these should be heady days for American manufacturers. After a recession in which two million manufacturing jobs were lost, the economy is back, manufacturing revenue is back, and new orders are back. Yet there is a sense of unease...

As scientists and engineers build devices at smaller and smaller scales, grasping the dynamics of how materials behave when they are subjected to electrical signals, sound and other manipulations has proven to be beyond the reach of standard scientific techniques....

Madison, Wis. - Software piracy remains pervasive in American and foreign businesses, but those who track it are getting better at cracking down, and violators have been paying a stiff price. ...

The model is that the ownership of a patent right initially goes to the inventor. But who owns the rights to inventions made in the workplace? The company? The inventing employee? It depends on the circumstances....