Legal

Beware of data center companies that don't want to show off their goods, opines columnist James Carlini. If they don't want to open their facilities to prospective customers, it begs the following questions: what are they hiding or what are they missing? Make sure you...

Third Wave Technologies will receive $10.75 million in cash as part of a settlement with Stratagene Corp. The two companies, which also agreed to resolve future disputes through arbitration or licensing agreements, have been sparring over who has the right to commercialize certain molecular...

It's not a done deal yet, but a Georgia stem cell company is contemplating a move to Wisconsin. Aruna Biomedical, which was spun out of research developed at the University of Georgia, will move to Wisconsin if it can find additional backing from angel investors....

Until there is an effective antidote to spam, and as long as the Internet remains inexpensive to use and difficult to regulate, e-mail abuse and Internet fraud concerns will be commonplace, writes Tech/Know columnist Troy Janisch. To safeguard their reputations, Internet marketers must exercise caution,...

When forming a business, one of the most important decisions is your choice of business entity. In this edition of Early Stage, attorney Joe Boucher takes would-be entrepreneurs through the decision-making process and the basic steps (including paperwork) required by the state and federal governments. ...

The dispute over how - and whether - to tax off-the-shelf software that has been modified reached another fork in the road this week, when the state Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Menasha Corp. in its long-running battle with the Department of Revenue....

The United States Supreme Court's controversial decision in eBay vs. MercExchange has created a firestorm of controversy and is likely to increase the complexity of patent infringement litigation. The best legal advice offered by patent attorneys Joe Goode and Jonathan Fritz is be prepared for...

In order to show that a corporate officer or director is personally liable for infringing intellectual property, a plaintiff has to meet a different standard for copyright, trademark, and patent infringement. While the bar is set high for each standard, corporate officers and directors must...

Not-so-clever “iconization” is no substitute for smart, savvy branding, as many companies have discovered. Columnist Naseem Javed has had just about enough of this iTrend, and he's calling out overly cute marketers who fail to iDentify something original. ...

Believe it or not, your customers can easily be exposed to abuses of your brand online, which can cause you to lose the goodwill you have established in the market. Organizations can take steps to mitigate some of the damage those abuses can cause, and...