Legal

The Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation, in its first major drive for nationwide visibility, has accepted a contract to assess 255 patents from two major Delaware companies that could spur new products, companies, and intrastate collaboration. There is a strong possibility that CATI will...

So what's in a business name? Well, a great deal, according to columnist Joe Boucher and fellow business attorney Brian F. Bates. In this Web era, that's especially true when selecting a domain name, as they explain in the latest edition of Early Stage. Even...

When it comes to network security, many business executives are talking a good game, but too few actually are walking the walk, according to a panel of technology executives. They may want to entertain their next move, however, because security neglect is likely to be...

Wisconsin businesses and consumers that felt they were overcharged by Microsoft over a 10-year period will be notified of a settlement in their class-action cases against the software developer. In the settlement, which must still be approved by Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Microsoft has agreed...

In a bluntly worded message to Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt and other powers that be, a healthcare practitioner from Texas is urging the federal government to tread carefully on electronic health records. The road to EHRs, writes dentist Darrell Pruitt, is potholed...

The recent purchase of JT Packard by Power Plus will give the Verona-based power supplier some key market advantages, but a pending courtroom showdown could mean even more. How much more? Perhaps as much as $30 million in new business, according to founder Jeff Cason. ...

For a variety of reasons, your domain portfolio may not be as impenetrable as you think. In the latest edition of IP Online, columnist Deborah Wilcox provides several principles for domain name protection, and she reminds chief executives to conduct trademark searches to find out...

Prior to a United States Patent and Trademark Office decision to review its controversial stem cell patents, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation predicted such a review would take place. Now, WARF says it will prove the validity of the three patents, which are being challenged...

Sarbanes-Oxley has been more costly than projected, and has identified more risk within business organizations, but the benefits for reliable financial reporting and investor confidence are undeniable. Still, the challenge is making sure SOX creates more benefits than costs, and according to Guest Columnist Ron...