Legal

Currently, it’s fairly easy to find someone’s personal address on one of Wisconsin’s online government databases, a troubling thought for residents who want to keep that information private. State Representative Joe Parisi introduced legislation to help keep Wisconsin residents’ personal information secure....

As China has continued to grow as a major contender in the world economy, the Chinese have become more aware of the need to strengthen their system for intellectual property rights (IPR). Chinese patent law was first promulgated in 1984 and soon thereafter China became...

When determining how to protect intellectual property (IP), it can be difficult to decide between trade secrets and patents. To best understand the options, it is useful to recognize the differences between trade secrets and patents, the varying legal and business factors that come into...

A pending U.S. Supreme Court decision could have broad impact on a wide range of technologies including business methods, software and biotechnology related processes. The court this week granted an appeal in the case of Bilski versus Doll, which could affect all existing and...

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide what sorts of business methods might be patented, an issue with the potential to reshape significant parts of the economy. “This is the most important patent case in 50 years, in particular because there is so much damage...

Certain health information privacy provisions in the federal stimulus package amount to a “massive” expansion of HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, according to Milwaukee lawyer and health privacy expert Mark Garsombke. Garsombke outlined the legal and financial implications of these provisions...

An Ohio man was convicted on a hacking charge for using his work-provided computer in a way not sanctioned by his employer. Specifically, Richard Wolf spent 100 work hours visiting various adult web sites rather than working. Instead of simply being fired, Mr....

An electronic content management association and researcher AIIM has released a report that found that a third of organizations have no policy to deal with legal discovery and 40% might need to search back-up tapes to find emails that could be relevant to litigation. This...

An appeals court ruled that Wisconsin police can attach GPS to cars to secretly track anybody's movements without obtaining search warrants The District 4 Court of Appeals said it was "more than a little troubled" by that conclusion and asked Wisconsin lawmakers to regulate GPS use...