Commentary

With many Big Pharma companies approaching the cliff of patent expiration, and recent changes in the executive suite at major companies, 2009 should be a year of transformation in the life science industry, writes columnist Michael Rosen. In this edition of Yer Biotech Blues, Rosen...

Infrastructure projects are nice, but they are no substitute for real, sustained job creation, notes columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still hopes the Powers that Be remember this as they craft the economic stimulus bill, which should reauthorize the federal Small...

If you're suddenly unemployed and thinking about starting your own business, your technology set-up is one of your most important considerations. In this WTN guest column, Jerry Norton of Candela Solutions, who usually writes about business accounting, wears the hat of technology consumer as he...

When Thomas Friedman wrote about the world being flat, he wasn't referring to global information technology budgets. Yet that's the state of IT spend entering 2009, according to a recent Gartner, Inc. survey, and that's actually been the case for several years. In this WTN...

With the talk of national stimulus packages for infrastructure, let's make sure we use the many talented information technology people that are sitting on the sidelines, observes columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he notes that this is not the 1930s, and...

When it comes to surviving this economic storm, Americans should not sit back and wait for miracles, opines columnist Tom Koulopoulos. In this edition of The Innovation Zone, he insists we can get through this, especially if we're not merely waiting for the elusive theatrical...

There is more to holding a patent than actually holding a patent. Once patents are granted, they must be managed and managed in accordance with patent law, notes Michael Best & Friedrich attorney Edward Sarskas, especially with existing patents coming under fire. In this...

Newspapers, or at least the actual paper versions of them, are losing readership to online news sources, a development that concerns former newspaper editor Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still explains why this development should concern a democratic society and how it...