Legal Aspects of Managing Technology addresses the ways in which law protects a wide range of intellectual assets that must be understood by any manager involved with technological innovations. Legal, social and regulatory issues are intertwined with intellectual property discussions. Concepts are defined and supplemented with excerpted court cases. Additionally, a hypothetical thread case shows the reader how to rationalize legal choices for new intellectual property. This book focuses on integral technology topics, analyzes the most current and interesting issues, engages readers in controversial and important social issues, and demonstrates the public policy process.
Lee B. Burgunder is professor of law and public policy at California Polytechnic State University, where he has been teaching for 25 years. Professor Burgunder is recognized as a "Distinguished Teacher" at Cal Poly, and is a pioneer in developing technology law courses for undergraduate and graduate programs. He has published numerous articles on intellectual property and technology law issues, and served as co-chair of the technology law section within the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Professor Burgunder received his law degree and M.B.A. from Stanford University, and practiced law at Patton, Boggs in Washington, D.C., prior to entering academia.
1. An Overview of Intellectual Property Protections: A Policy Perspective
2.The U.S. Patent System: Fundamental Conditions for Protection
3.Patent Policy: Obtaining and Defending Patent Rights
4.Protection of Secret Information: Trade Secrets and Unsolicited Ideas
5.Copyright Protection: The Basics
6.Copyright Policy: Specific Technology Applications
7.Trademark Policy: Protecting Identification Symbols and Product Designs in International Markets
8.Tort Liability and Intrusions on Privacy
9.Important Contract and Antitrust Issues for Technology Companies.