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The state's dismal record on information technology implementations has spilled over into budget deliberations. Two IT projects, a data center and a business systems integration, failed to receive the necessary votes for additional funding. The votes were split along partisan lines - Democrats for and...

Management teams charged with building succession plans would be well advised to consider the company's chief information officer as someone that can be groomed for upper management, according to Steve Matheys, former CIO for Schneider National. Matheys, now the transportation firm's top marketing executive, said...

Beyond equity financing, early-stage technology and biotechnology businesses may still have a need for other forms of financing. In this 11th edition of Early Stage, Madison attorney Joe Boucher begins to run through the various business borrowing options....

The Enron scandal was symbolic of a wave of corporate malfeasance that shook the American business community and led to legislative fixes like Sarbanes-Oxley. In this edition of Boardroom Perspectives, Edgewood College business professor Denis Collins, who has written a book about the Enron debacle,...

It's generally a good idea to use a Private Placement Memorandum, or PPM, when offering securities to investors. In this edition of Private Placements, Michael Best & Friedrich attorneys Matt Storms and Dan Ghoca explain the content and the benefits of PPMs, including protection against...

In the case of Microsoft Corp. v. AT&T, the Supreme Court delivered patents another blow, according to guest columnist Shane Brunner, an attorney with Michael Best & Friedrich. By limiting the reach of patents, the nation's high court made it clear that United States patent...

On the subject of electronic health records, Janet Dillione, president of the health services division of Siemens Medical Solutions, provides the perspective of a nationally recognized technologist. Dillione, who was named one of the Top 25 women in healthcare by Modern Health magazine, recently took...

The Supreme Court decision in KSR International vs. Teleflex not only clarified the “obviousness” standard for patents, it sent a message about adhering to Supreme Court precedents, writes John Scheller, an attorney with Michael Best & Friedrich. In this guest column for WTN, Scheller says...

The consensus opinion is that a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision will have a profound impact on patent law, but will it affect the dispute over stem cell patents held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation? Combatants on both sides of the dispute weigh in,...