Legal

In 2001, the SBA took the position that a company in which venture capital firm(s) own more than 49% cannot qualify for SBIR/STTR grants. A bill that will likely be approved by Congress and put before the President could have a significant impact on many...

Businesses that rely heavily on Internet marketing and business communications are keenly aware of the Federal Trade Commission's CAN-SPAM act of 2003. After requesting and considering public comments on a number of proposed provisions, the FTC adopted new provisions under CAN-SPAM, which touch on four...

Whether your new business venture is technology oriented or not, there are lots of options available to an early stage company looking for money to fund its operations. This article is a summary of the basics of each type of financing, including some specifically geared...

Madison, Wis.—Wisconsin businesses are in a better position to remain globally competitive following the Wisconsin Supreme Court's 4-3 decision in favor of Menasha Corp. in a sales tax dispute involving customized software, according to local businesspeople and lawyers. ...

With its recent ruling that the doctrine of patent exhaustion protects Quanta Computer from a suit filed by LG Electronics (LG), the Supreme Court has dealt a loss to LGE and other companies by limiting a patent holder's ability to demand royalties on products after...

Hundreds of trademark applications have been filed in the United States that include the word "entrepreneur." Many of the claimed owners of entrepreneur-formed trademarks have engaged in legal disputes over the scope and extent of each other's rights. Is the word "entrepreneur" capable of exclusive...

The Ninth Circuit Court says employers may no longer monitor their employees' text messages without permisison. The court has ruled that the Ontario, Calif. Police Department violated the Stored Communications Act and its employees' privacy rights by inquiring about the content of certain text messages....