Legal

The non-statutory stock option, typically afforded executives in companies, has been the subject of the recent backdating scandals faced by a number of high-profile tech companies, noted legal columnist Sverre Roang. In this WTN Guest Column, Roang delves deeper into the “NSO” and explains why...

In the recent Seagate Technology case, the Federal Circuit established some new rules for willful patent infringement, enhanced damages, and waiver of attorney-client privilege, according to Foley & Lardner attorneys George Best and Jeffrey Simmons. For parties still engaged in patent disputes, however, the court...

While there is no silver bullet to assure that information technology projects will succeed, it's possible to reduce the risk of failure through a sound vendor-selection process and well-managed contract negotiation and implementation, according to attorney Gina Carter. In this edition of IP Law, Carter...

The decision by a federal court to enjoin the United States Patent Office from implementing patent application changes has placed the controversy over patent claims back in a status quo position, acccording to attorney Jonathan Fritz. In this WTN Guest Column, Fritz suggests that the...

When American companies leave their homeland domain and venture into China, they don't necessarily take their trademarks and domain names with them, according to columnist and attorney Deborah Wilcox. In this edtion of IP Online, Wilcox offers some advice on how U.S. businesses can protect...

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has filed amendments with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to make technical changes to the claims of its three human embryonic stem cell patents. WARF said the technical language submitted to PTO examiners more clearly differentiates the University of...

Can your early-stage business create so-called “strategic partnerships” to further develop business ideas? It's a common practice in technology and biotechnology businesses, but legal steps are needed to provide protection, notes columnist and attorney Joe Boucher. In this edtion of Early Stage, he spells out...

Our innovation is fueled by the strength of the U.S. patent system, yet there is a movement to erode the very system that is driving entrepreneurialism, according to Jim Greenwood, president and CEO of BIO, which will hold its Mid-America VentureForum this month in Milwaukee....