Commentary

In the age of digital everything, a creative website offers proof that print still captures the imagination of consumers, even the most loyal devotees of the Internet. In this edition of DEMO Letter, columnist Chris Shipley toasts Eileen Gittens, the founder of Blurb, the book-creation...

The biofuels revolution is not only beneficial for agriculture, natural resources, and national security, it could potentially have a reform dimension, according to columnist Tom Still. Touting a bill introduced by Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind, he writes in this edition of Inside Wisconsin that biofuels...

Early-stage companies can benefit from having an Advisory Board of people who have “been there and done that,” but the trick is using their expertise effectively. In this guest column on building a team of advisors, Michael Best and Friedrich attorney William Robinson shares some...

When it comes to approving drugs in the United States, should safety be the primary endpoint for approval? In this second part of a MedTech Futures column on the FDA approval process, Dr. Ogan Gurel calls for the FDA to refocus its primary mission on...

Dave Wittwer, president and CEO of TDS Telecom, is calling out wireless phone providers for their opposition to a temporary cap on Universal Service Fund payments to them, a measure that was undertaken to relieve financial pressure on the USF. In this guest column, Wittwer...

The Upper Midwest, led by Chicago, can forget about hosting the Olympic Games if the region insists on being backward when it comes to high-speed broadband deployment, warns columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he points out that troubled municipal Wi-Fi projects,...

The recent controversy over GlaxoSmithKline's diabetes drug Avandia has once again put the Food & Drug Administration in Congressional crosshairs. In Part I of a MedTech Futures column on the FDA approval process, Dr. Ogan Gurel suggests that safety-minded FDA employees be taken more seriously. ...

When it comes to managing e-documents, there is a legal recognition that sometimes they have to be destroyed, notes Michael Best & Friedrich attorney Juan Ramirez. As he explains in this second guest column on e-discovery, there is limited safe harbor protection in the event...