Legal Aspects of Managing Technology

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Cengage Learning, Jan 20, 2010 - Business & Economics - 624 pages
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The fifth edition of LEGAL ASPECTS OF MANAGING TECHNOLOGY guides students through the complex legal issues involved with today's fast-paced, rapidly-changing technology environment. This textbook offers a comprehensive presentation of intellectual property rights and solid coverage of other key topics including ecommerce, privacy, antitrust, and biotechnology. Its goal is not to make readers legal experts; rather it is too allow managers to understand the fundamental legal issues pertinent to technology management so that they can competently create strategic plans in consultation with their attorneys. Regardless of students' majors or future career plans -- be it in business, management, computer science, engineering, architecture, biology, or law -- this text provides students with the tools they need for understanding, applying, and anticipating fundamental legal issues related to technology.
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Contents

An Overview of the Technology Policy Environment in the United States
1
The International Technology Policy Environment
23
Fundamental Requirements for Patent Protection in the United States
61
Obtaining and Defending Patent Rights in the United States and Globally
105
Patent Protection for Computer Programs and Internet Business Methods
149
Protection of Secret Information
173
Fundamental Aspects of Copyright Protection
215
Copyright Protection for Computer Programs and Digital Media
261
Domain Names and Other Trademark Issues on the Internet
387
Tort Liability for Physical and Economic Harms
419
Intrusions on Privacy and Other Personal Rights
449
Important Contract Issues for Technology Companies
493
Antitrust and Anticompetitive Conduct
527
Biotechnology Patent Issues and Other Controversies
565
Table of Cases
595
Index
597

Copyright and the Internet
295
Protecting Trademarks and Product Designs in International Markets
345

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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.

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