Entrepreneurs

In the first of a two-part opinion piece on ethanol, Wisconsin biotech executive John Biondi attempts to pick apart the arguments made against ethanol. This segment focuses on energy balance, price viability, and impact on agriculture. Part II will focus entirely on the environmental debate. ...

The business community needs to be more actively involved in determining the future of electronics recycling policy in Wisconsin, which must benefit both business and the environment, says Neil-Peters-Michaud, chief executive of a Madison-based electronics recycling company. The alternative? Leave it entirely up to the...

In an effort to expand its proprietary high-definition optical disc technology, Sony announced the availability of a software tool used in the authoring of DVDs in the new Blu-ray format. Its Blu-print tool is being made available to equipment manufacturers at $50,000 per license....

Penn State University is the latest educational institution to install a Madison company's rich-media product. PSU's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center will use MediaSite, a Web-based tool produced by Sonic Foundry, to enhance medical education....

Inventors may or may not pay a price for being tardy in patenting their inventions, but they are better off not leaving things to chance. In this opinion piece, Chicago attorneys Bratislav Stankovic and Donald Silvert say it's wise to heed recent judicial interpretations of...

A new partnership between Wisconsin-based Small Tree Communications and California's Foundry Networks could be just what the doctor ordered for smaller, artistically oriented businesses that want to affordably transfer high-definition video. ...

The Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation has transformed its technology-transfer model and secured a new partnership in which it will market and license 10 unused patents for a New Jersey corporation. It is the Racine County organization's first partnership since abandoning its original patent-donation...

Madison's Third Wave Technologies has reported another quarterly loss, but help might be on the way in the company's improving performance in molecular diagnostic sales. Revenue in that key market is up 32% over the first six months of 2005, and more products are in...