Commentary

A doctrine that limits the control a patent owner can exert upon a patented product once it has been sold is now being reviewed by the United States Supreme Court. As attorney Grady Frenchick explains, at stake is whether an unrestricted sale of a patented...

Every time columnist Michael Rosen travels to Brazil, he learns something new - usually about biofuels. On his most recent trip, he found more evidence that Brazil has found the cream of the biofuel crop in its abundance of sugar cane. What's even more impressive...

In the workplace talent chase, there are several differentiators, including the ability to "go green" in today's environmentally conscious world, according to columnist Melanie Holmes. In this edition of Contemporary Working, she notes that technology tools like telecommuting, video conferencing, and webinars can be used...

While some bemoan any hype surrounding human embryonic stem cell research, the truth is that we're fast approaching the day when stem cells will be used in experimental threrapies of human diseases, notes columnist Steve Clark. In this edition of Biotech Takes, Clark updates Wisconsinites...

There is no need to panic about America's declining investment, as a percentage of global spending, in innovation, according to columnist Tom Koulopoulos. In this edition of the Innovation Zone, Koulopoulos cites a much deeper set of values that are emerging around innovation, and he...

In trademark law, the subjective intent to deceive is no longer the standard for fraud, according to attorney Melinda Giftos. Fraud now occurs when an applicant makes a false material representation that he knows, or should have known, was false. That's why the need for...

The future of biofuels in the United States, particularly corn-based ethanol, is being threatened by perceptions and politics rather than elevated by science and sound energy policy, asserts columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, he says growing support for ending government ethanol...

Whether or not proposed changes to the federal Small Business Innovation Research grant program would help Wisconsin is anyone's guess. But the merits of a provision to allow venture capital-owned entrepreneurial firms to apply for grants continues to generate a great deal of debate, according...

If commercial or residential buildings lack broadband connectivity, they might start seeing a lack of tenants, observes columnist James Carlini. That's why broadband connectivity is a key economic driver, he asserts in this edition of Carlini's Comments. Just ask the leaders of those rare municipalities...

The weak dollar has played a role in the sluggish U.S. economy, but it also has made American life-science companies a real bargain for foreign investors, according to columnist Michael Rosen. In this edtion of Yer Biotech Blues, Rosen explains why American biotechs rarely have...