Technology-driven Corporate Alliances: A Legal Guide for Executives

Sampul Depan
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1994 - 293 halaman


The comprehensive guide to all the essential legal and business considerations to be taken into account in structuring and negotiating technology-driven corporate alliances. Readers are provided with a clear and concise introduction to the nature and scope of the legal rights relating to new technologies and a framework for evaluating prospective business partners and for identifying the key contracting issues. An indispensable resource for consummating licensing, research and development, manufacturing and distribution, and corporate partnering arrangements, as well as managing relationships with university researchers and raising capital for research activities.

Entrepreneurs, executives, technology managers, lawyers, accountants and researchers will benefit from the step-by-step approach to each technology-driven transaction, beginning with the description of the law of technology and intellectual property; continuing with the initial investigation of the technology which is to be the subject of the transaction and the general contractual components of any transaction; and ending with the essential elements of each relationship, including permitted uses of the technology, compensation, representations and warranties, covenants, closing conditions, indemnification, and the procedures for ensuring that the technology remain a valuable asset for each party. The book covers each of the stages involved in developing, manufacturing, licensing, distributing, and financing technology-based products and will serve as an invaluable and constant resource in making sure that all of the important issues have been considered before the deal is sealed.

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ALAN S. GUTTERMAN provides legal and business counseling to entrepreneurs, firms, and investors in the areas of general business and commerical law, securities law and business finance, technology law, and international law./e He is active in a variety of international, national, and state bar and professional activities and has published articles and monographs on intellectual property law, business finance, international law, technology transfer, and economic development. In addition to his J.D. degree, Mr. Gutterman has earned an M.B.A. in finance (both from the University of California, Berkeley) and is currently conducting research in pursuit of doctoral degrees in international business and economics.

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