Entrepreneurs

Taking aim at IT workorce and other labor practices, columnist James Carlini assails the practice of "labor dumping," which like product dumping is eroding the economic stability of the middle class. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he explains why labor dumping is yet another...

There is a multi- billion dollar gap between the Senate and Assembly budgets, but the real bargaining over the state's two-year spending blueprint has begun in conference committee. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, columnist Tom Still would like to see lawmakers follow a few...

Background checks using fingerprints might never be the same if a Montello, Wis. business continues to gain traction in the biometrics market. Fahlgreen Solutions, an early-stage company, hopes to capture a good share of that market, which could grow to $6 billion worldwide by 2010...

The new rules of eDiscovery require more thought and action than simply turning off the office shredder. In this fourth and final part of WTN's series on electronic document retention, attorney Joe Olson addresses the how and when of eDiscovery, including effective litigation hold -...

Platypus Technologies has announced the appointment of Dr. Jeff Williams as cocmpany CEO. Williams, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, began his career with Promega Corp. He will succeed co-founder Barb Israel, who will serve the organization as a board member and as a...

The executive vice president of the Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association is throwing his support behind the efforts of U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl to speed the transfer of medical research into clinical practice and to improve the drug-approval process. Jim Leonhart said additional spending...

For anyone interested in open source software but operating under the assumption that it's "free," attorney and columnist Deborah Wilcox has some upsetting news. In this edition of IP Online, she explains why open source is anyting but free, and she advises companies to develop...

To the chagrin of municipal officials across Wisconsin, more doubts are emerging about whether Wireless Fidelity or Wi-Fi service really is a disruptive technology that can bring affordable broadband Internet access to the masses. With cities struggling to establish their own Wi-Fi “clouds,” WTN sought...

Madison's Third Wave Technologies will collaborate with a North Carolina clinical laboratory on the development of a companion diagnostic test to personalize the treatment of heart failure. The diagnostic would be a companion to a new pharma product being developed by the Denver-based ARCA Discovery....

The fate of three stem cell patents held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation hangs in the balance before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and opinions vary wildly as to whether they will be upheld, weakened, or overturned. In this WTN guest column, the...