Entrepreneurs

During a visit to Milwaukee, Gov. Jim Doyle announced state investment commitments of $12.5 million for the Medical College of Wisconsin, and $3.5 million for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The investments are designed to boost healthcare collaboration and services, and the training of engineers in...

The decision by NimbleGen Systems to file for an initial public offering may primarily be an exit strategy for its investors, but it's also the latest piece of a global sales strategy. Company officials have been mum on recent fund-raising developments, but they have also...

Attorney David Kettner has decided to leave the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and join the staff of Virent Energy Systems as chief intellectual property counsel. During his career, Kettner has emphasized biotech patent prosecution and intellectual property licensing....

Taking learning beyond the classroom and computer desk, Sonic Foundry has introduced new podcasting and automated scheduling capabilities for its Mediasite communications product. The updated version of Mediasite promises enhanced workflow for the increasingly popular podcast communications channel....

Lucigen Corp. has entered into an agreement that gives it the exclusive, worldwide right to manufacture and sell certain bacterial cells for toxic protein expression. Lucigen, which recently spun off a new company to develop enzymes that increase yields in bioethanol production, sees the cell...

For technology businesses, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has gained a reputation for handling cases expeditiously, and more importantly for defendants, more cost effectively than most courts. In this edition of IP Law, Madison attorney Gina Carter predicts the court...

Fiserv has acquired a Netherlands-based maker of fraud prevention and anti-money laundering software. The acquisition of NetEconomy will enable Fiserv to offer its core processing systems with highly regarded crime-prevention software....