Legal Aspects Of Managing Technology / Edition 1

Legal Aspects Of Managing Technology / Edition 1

by Lee B. Burgunder
     
 

The fast-paced world of technology raises special issues for managers and requires new ways of assimilating information and formulating strategic decisions. Managers of technology appreciate that their most prized possessions are ideas and that ideas may be quickly and easily lost if they are not handled in the appropriate strategic legal fashion. Assuming no legal… See more details below

Overview

The fast-paced world of technology raises special issues for managers and requires new ways of assimilating information and formulating strategic decisions. Managers of technology appreciate that their most prized possessions are ideas and that ideas may be quickly and easily lost if they are not handled in the appropriate strategic legal fashion. Assuming no legal background on the part of the reader, Legal Aspects of Managing Technology is designed to provide you with the information and management tools required to effectively gain and maintain your company's technological advantage. Highlights include coverage of computer law, biotechnology, digital sampling, and product design protection; impact on managers of the GATT agreements, NAFTA, the establishment of the European union, as well as current initiatives to fundamentally alter the U.S. patent system; coverage of the most important and current judicial cases preceded with thorough explanations and followed by summaries of their major principles; and logical organization designed to help the reader understand the fundamental legal issues involved without getting mired in every detail of the law.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780538826648
Publisher:
Cengage South-Western
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
482
Product dimensions:
6.79(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.46(d)

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1An Overview of Intellectual Property Protection: A Policy Perspective1
Ch. 2The U.S. Patent System: Fundamental Conditions for Protection41
Ch. 3Patent Policy: Obtaining and Defending Patent Rights103
Ch. 4Protection of Secret Information: Trade Secrets and Unsolicited Ideas147
Ch. 5Copyright Protection: The Basics183
Ch. 6Copyright Policy: Specific Technology Applications229
Ch. 7Trademark Policy and the Protection of Product Designs287
Ch. 8Technology and Issues of Tort Liability333
Ch. 9Key Contract Issues for High-Technology Companies385
Appendix A: Selected Provisions of The Patent Act - Title 35441
Appendix B: Selected Provisions of The Uniform Trade Secrets Act447
Appendix C: Selected Provisions of The Copyright Act - Title 17448
Appendix D: Selected Provisions of The Lanham Act - Title 15459
Appendix E: Selected Provisions of The Uniform Commercial Code469
Appendix F: Simplified Sample Software Development Contract473
Index479

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