Legal

Third Wave Technologies and Digene Corp. are back in court, this time for a dispute over a patent covering a single type of the human papilloma virus. Digene is suing Third Wave, which denies that it's in violation of the patent, in the U.S. District...

The Democratic Party now controls both houses of Congress, and it was reflected in a strong vote in the House of Representatives in favor of lifting President Bush's restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. The vote, however, was still well short of...

Corporate officers and directors have been found personally liable for IP infringement if they intentionally, actively, and knowingly assist in the corporation's infringement. To minimize those risks, Madison attorney Gina Carter, in this inaugural edition of IP Law, explains the circumstances and scenarios that lead...

Good people want to do the right thing when they leave a company, observes columnist James Carlini, but sometimes their employers won't allow them to. In this installment of Carlini's Comments, he states flatly that the two-week notice no longer is required, especially if the...

For the second time in three years, a federal judge has dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Madison-based HyperPhrase Technologies, LLC. The first suit was filed against the Microsoft XP Office suite; this time, Google's AdSense and AutoLink products emerged victorious in what...

Companies that don't act to protect their trademarks, even when they are unknowingly used by entities in other regions of the country, run the risk of losing their legal rights to them, according to Madison attorney Joe Boucher. In this latest version of Early Stage,...

A waiver policy by the United States Department of Justice is putting companies in a bind when investigating wrong doing in their organizations. In this third installment of Boardroom Perspectives, attorney John Fons calls on executive leaders to support a proposed bill that would curb...

Even after some the most widely publicized corporate scandals in American history, the boards of directors of too many companies are headed down a slippery slope, according to columnist Ron Kral. In this installment of Boardroom Perspectives, he warns that business boards must assert themselves...