Commentary

Patent law just took another turn, as the Federal Circuit Court has made it more difficult to prove willful infringement - and apparently, ignorance of the law is an excuse. According to Guest Columnist David De Bruin, an attorney and partner with Michael Best &...

One idea that should survive the failed presidential bid of former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson is his idea for medical diplomacy, says Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. Say what you want about Thompson's quixotic campaign for president, the former governor was right about one thing:...

The stated goal of Google's Universal Search is to make search results easier and more complete. While that is worthwhile, even the best intentions haven't prevented negative results for online retailers and vertical-market websites, explains columnist Troy Janisch. In this edition of Tech/Know, he cautions...

Brand names are only international, and you can discard all the books that say otherwise, according to columnist Naseem Javed. Whether we like it or not, marketing is borderless, as is communication, over the world's e-commerce community. In this edition of Name Bank, Javed says...

In a market dominated by outsourcing, chief information officers want to know how to generate business value while focusing a minimal amount of attention on non-strategic operations, according to columnist Patrick Gray. In this edition of Breakthrough IT, he provides some CIO guidance for preventing...

The recent assertions of John Simpson, stem cell project director for an organization that is challenging stem cell patents held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, ignore some fundamental truths about publicly funded research in Wisconsin, according to columnist Tom Still. In this edition of...

Amgen, once a darling of the biotechnology industry, apparently has become a victim of its own success and perhaps an excess of legal maneuvering, according to MedTech Futures columnist Ogan Gurel. The company recently announced the layoff of 2,600 workers, about 14 percent of its...

Is real broadband connectivity just a fairy tale? Columnist James Carlini poses that question in his most recent edition of Carlini's Comments, and the answer will not please the major telecommunications firms. Carlini, long a proponent of fiber-to-the-home service that provides the highest possible bandwidth,...