Commentary

In the recent Seagate Technology case, the Federal Circuit established some new rules for willful patent infringement, enhanced damages, and waiver of attorney-client privilege, according to Foley & Lardner attorneys George Best and Jeffrey Simmons. For parties still engaged in patent disputes, however, the court...

When it comes to reducing oil and gas consumption, much of the focus is on options like hybrid cars and alternative fuels, and rightfully so. But according to Paul Rozek of the Milwaukee-based professional services firm Jefferson Wells, there is a computer technology option to...

Just as Wisconsin is gaining some traction in the venture capital chase, a federal bill threatens to make the state less attractive to private-equity investors, particularly from outside Wisconsin, opines columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still notes that the bill is...

Workaholics have been around since well before the likes of Ebenezer Scrooge spent his Christmas days at the office counting coins and harassing Bob Cratchit. But according to work-life researchers, a new workplace phenomenon called "extreme jobs" is emerging that is pushing the rigors of...

With regard to the recently enacted state budget, columnist Tom Still asks the $57 billion question: what does this tax-and-spend plan actually accomplish over the next two years? In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, he supplies a few answers, including renewal and expansion of the...

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 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...