Commentary

Beware of data center companies that don't want to show off their goods, opines columnist James Carlini. If they don't want to open their facilities to prospective customers, it begs the following questions: what are they hiding or what are they missing? Make sure you...

Until there is an effective antidote to spam, and as long as the Internet remains inexpensive to use and difficult to regulate, e-mail abuse and Internet fraud concerns will be commonplace, writes Tech/Know columnist Troy Janisch. To safeguard their reputations, Internet marketers must exercise caution,...

With apologies to David Letterman, Yer Biotech Blues columnist Mike Rosen details the top 10 trends that made 2006 such a remarkable year in the “bio” sphere. His number one selection may bode well for the biofuels industry in Wisconsin and beyond....

When forming a business, one of the most important decisions is your choice of business entity. In this edition of Early Stage, attorney Joe Boucher takes would-be entrepreneurs through the decision-making process and the basic steps (including paperwork) required by the state and federal governments. ...

The United States Supreme Court's controversial decision in eBay vs. MercExchange has created a firestorm of controversy and is likely to increase the complexity of patent infringement litigation. The best legal advice offered by patent attorneys Joe Goode and Jonathan Fritz is be prepared for...

The economy may be moving up, but so are home foreclosures, points out columnist James Carlini. Does the rising number of foreclosures in Illinois and Wisconsin represent a chilling omen for the economy, or are they just a sign that homeowners bit off more than...

Cancer survivors like famed cyclist Lance Armstrong defy labels, according to guest columnist Ogan Gurel. Amstrong may have entered the cancer field on a bicycle, but Dr. Gurel believes he is joined by thousands who are using their own methods of dooming cancer to a...

In order to show that a corporate officer or director is personally liable for infringing intellectual property, a plaintiff has to meet a different standard for copyright, trademark, and patent infringement. While the bar is set high for each standard, corporate officers and directors must...

Not-so-clever “iconization” is no substitute for smart, savvy branding, as many companies have discovered. Columnist Naseem Javed has had just about enough of this iTrend, and he's calling out overly cute marketers who fail to iDentify something original. ...