Maybe Dictators Aren’t All Bad

This spring my son wanted to play a sport. He tried tennis, but after a few practices, he decided it wasn’t his thing. His buddy then suggested he give lacrosse a try. When he came home from his first practice, I asked him how it went. He replied, “You get to run around and hit […]

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That’s the Yeast of My Problems

The pandemic has been going on now for almost 16 months, but hopefully we’ll be coming out of it soon. I look at how much we’ve learned about the coronavirus in that time and think about how scared we were at the beginning of the outbreak. I remember not letting my son play catch with […]

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Keep Your Eyes on the Road

Last week we got together for dinner with my sister and we got to telling funny stories from our youth. She recounted one incident where a friend of hers was driving down College Avenue in Appleton. There was a photography studio on the Avenue that had blown up posters in their window of high schoolers’ […]

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Understanding the Copyright “Works Made for Hire” Rule

Intellectual Property rights (including trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, and other proprietary or confidential information) are some of the most valuable and hard-earned assets that a company or entrepreneur has.  Protecting those rights is of the utmost importance and can be more complicated than you might expect, as the varying categories of Intellectual Property also […]

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Not Gouda

When I lived in Madison during law school, we would frequently order pizza from a local pizzeria. They charged $5 for a gigantic 20-inch pie. Even 25 years ago, we knew that deal was a little too good to be true. We assumed some of the ingredients couldn’t be real, and we were hoping it […]

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Vicious Cycle

When COVID hit last year, most businesses had to shut down, including gyms. When people could no longer get into the fitness center to work out, many of them invested in equipment for their homes. Some of those folks purchased equipment from Peloton. The New York City-based company was launched with help from a Kickstarter […]

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More Robes than Ric Flair

Last week I wrote about a bill introduced by Democratic legislators that would propose to expand the Supreme Court from 9 justices to 13. While this seems like an unprecedented move, it is certainly not the first time the number of justices on the Supreme Court fluctuated. While many people assume the number of justices […]

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It’s a Numbers Game

As I’m writing this article, the Brewers are currently tied for first place in their division with the Cincinnati Reds. I’m trying not to get my hopes up because it’s only April, but as they say on TV, if the season were to end today, we’d be in the playoffs. On opening day, the Brewers, […]

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A Little Help

As I previously mentioned, despite being very careful, our family got hit with COVID. While I still have a lingering cough, we came out of everything pretty unscathed. Unfortunately, not everyone was as lucky as us. Over 30 million Americans have been infected with COVID so far, and millions of them have lingering health issues, […]

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