Legal Aspects of Managing Technology is designed for managers who work with innovations in any technological field. The book focuses substantial attention on the wide range of controversial issues regarding intellectual property rights, but covers all other key technology law topics as well, such as privacy, biotechnology, e-commerce and antitrust. The text examines legal policies from managerial and social perspectives, and it addresses strategic decisions within the international context. The book also uses hypothetical and real-world thread cases to show students how to critically think about legal choices as new topics are introduced. The result is a text that provides a seamless combination of critical elements: It focuses on integral technology law topics, analyzes the most current and interesting issues, engages readers in controversial and important social issues, and demonstrates the public policy process.
1. An Overview of the Technology Policy Environment in the United States 2. The International Technology Policy Environment 3. Fundamental Requirements for Patent Protection in the United States 4. Obtaining and Defending Patent Rights in the United States and Globally 5. Patent Protection for Computer Programs and Internet Business Methods 6. Biotechnology: Patent Issues and Other Policy Matters 7. Protection of Secret Information 8. Fundamental Aspects of Copyright Protection 9. Copyright Protection for Computer Programs and Digital Media 10. Copyrights in Cyberspace 11. Protecting Trademarks and Product Designs in International Markets 12. Domain Names and Other Trademark Issues on the Internet 13. Tort Liabilities for Physical and Economic Harms 14. Intrusions on Privacy and Other Personal Rights 15. Important Contract Issues for Technology Companies 16. Antitrust and Anticompetitive Conduct