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Are American technology and life-science businesses getting a bum rap when they take advantage of the H-1B specialty worker program? Attorney Grant Sovern thinks so, and in this guest column he defends the program and urges Congress to lift the cap on the number of...

Recent changes in patent law demand that patentees making unsolicited licensing proposals change their tactics and plan their strategy before mailing demand letters, according to attorney Charles Crueger of Michael Best & Friedrich. He writes that any company that doesn't take these new rules of...

As part of his tax awareness campaign during the month of April, State Sen. Ted Kanavas is blasting higher phone taxes proposed by Gov. Jim Doyle. The tax increase is part of the proposed 2007-09 state budget. ...

For companies that are hunting for that sometimes elusive angel or venture capital, it all comes down to the term sheet, according to Private Placements columnist Matt Storms. He devotes the latest installment of this capital raising advice column to the finer points of the...

It's difficult to find attorneys in Wisconsin who are willing to comment on the stem cell patents held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, but WTN has located a couple of patent experts who have some encouraging news from WARF's perspective. Despite a strong challenge...

Do we really need workers from overseas, or do we need to re-employ those that have lost IT and tech jobs in the last five years?” asks columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he talks about the salary-slicing impact of luring H-1B...

Summary: Now that his second venture has been sold, Brian Wiegand intends to leave his days as a serial entrepreneur behind and focus on growing Jellyfish.com, a Madison-based shopping search engine. Wiegand's second venture, the digital brand management company NameProtect, has been sold to Corporation...

Attorney David Kettner has decided to leave the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and join the staff of Virent Energy Systems as chief intellectual property counsel. During his career, Kettner has emphasized biotech patent prosecution and intellectual property licensing....

Lucigen Corp. has entered into an agreement that gives it the exclusive, worldwide right to manufacture and sell certain bacterial cells for toxic protein expression. Lucigen, which recently spun off a new company to develop enzymes that increase yields in bioethanol production, sees the cell...

For technology businesses, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has gained a reputation for handling cases expeditiously, and more importantly for defendants, more cost effectively than most courts. In this edition of IP Law, Madison attorney Gina Carter predicts the court...