Legal

A number of government laws and regulations require businesses to implement policies, procedures, and training to prevent identity theft. Companies that think they are immune and neglect this potential business risk could face substantial penalties and legal costs, warns guest columnist Joseph Campana....

Pretexting was used to spy on Hewlett Packard's Board of Directors, with the result being the "Exxon Valdez" of the technology sector, writes columnist James Carlini. The recent corporate intrigue offers several lessons in business leadership, not the least of which is what happens when...

The legal challenge to stem cell patents held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation is nearing the point where the United States Patent and Trademark Office will decide whether to review the validity of the patents. A WARF spokesman expressed confidence that the patents would...

After filing its annual and quarterly reports, Merge Healthcare has received word that it will continue to be listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market. The medical software developer had earlier announced that improper financial reporting was due in part to the bypassing of internal accounting...

An amendment that would allow companies that are majority-owned by venture capital firms to apply for Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer grants is on its way to the U. S. House Small Business Committee. The measure has some worried that these grants will...

Following the most turbulent six-month period in its history, Merge Healthcare, a supplier of medical imaging and information technology, has appointed a new CEO and reported a $215.8 million quarterly loss. Kevin Rardin is the new president and CEO of the financially troubled company, and...

Has Mark Green found a way to defuse the stem cell issue? The Republican gubernatorial candidate has called for $25 million in state funding to develop stem cell research techniques that do not involve the destruction of embryos, a proposal the Doyle campaign calls irresponsible...

The ball is now in NASDAQ's court after Merge Healthcare filed its 2005 and first quarter 2006 financial reports before the stock market's opening bell on Aug. 30. But will the company's request for an extension to file its second quarter 2006 reports be the...

After six years as a teacher and a collaborator in the field of nanotechnology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, associate professor Rob Carpick is leaving. He cites discriminatory state laws prohibiting domestic partner benefits, but how much will such policies impact the state's ability to...