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Ramsay on Technology Transfer, 3rd Edition

Ramsay provides us a technology law primer that not only will teach the non-specialist lawyer and entrepreneurs about intellectual property laws in the industrial context, but also the business issues around the technology involved as well.
Publication Language: English
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$210.00
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Hardcover | 306 pages

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433460282

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Ramsay provides us a technology law primer that not only will teach the non-specialist lawyer and entrepreneurs about intellectual property laws in the industrial context, but also the business issues around the technology involved as well. Written in a clear and user-friendly manner by a 45-year legal practitioner, Ramsay on Technology Transfer, 3rd Edition, covers IP basics, IP management, ownership of IP, technology valuation, and technology transfer issues and techniques. This is the most practical IP textbook on the market with its combined discussion of business and legal principles. Readers of this guidebook will be better able to protect, manage and commercialize their technology.


Book Features
  • Explains for non-IP lawyers and entrepreneurs complex legal and business IP concepts within a transactional setting, in focused, simplified and practical terms
  • Designed to help both lawyers and business people to prudently protect, manage and commercialize technology
  • Teaches the reader where the value resides in technology, and how to extract and capitalize upon it. Provides a full discussion of the newly discredited 25% rule
  • Provides guidance as to the structure of royalties, including recent developments in the use of the "entire market/product" royalty base
  • Because this book has been written in a "user-friendly" way, it is almost like having this senior technology lawyer mentor you with a crystallization of his 45 years of experience and understanding of intellectual property transactions

What's New in This Book
  • Significant updates on the law since the last edition in 2002, with two-thirds of the book re-written in the context of today's technology and business setting
  • Revised patent law section including the America Invents Act
  • Revised trade secrecy section recognizing that much of new technology is protected by trade secrecy
  • Updated coverage of valuation and valuation principles
  • Revised review of royalty calculations addressing changing practices in the US and Canada
  • Addresses critical issues on
  • Negotiating a technology transfer agreement
  • How to protect emerging technology
  • How to avoid costly transactional mistakes


Who Should Read This Book?
  • Transactional legal practitioners working with clients on the development, protection and commercialization of emerging technology, including those involved in acquisitions - Be aware of all the critical issues and know how to deal with the specialist lawyer
  • In-house counsel and entrepreneurs - Learn how the business issues in technology development, protection and commercialization tie together
  • Law libraries - This is a valuable addition to any collection of IP law textbooks
  • University technology transfer personnel, IP licensing agents and negotiators - Learn the best ways to transfer your client's IP

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Table of contents

Foreword 
Preface
  1. Methods of Technology Transfer
  2. Valuation
  3. Patents
  4. Copyright
  5. Trade Secrets
  6. Ownership of Employee-Created Works
  7. Transfer of Rights
  8. Customization and Acceptance Tests
  9. Improvements and Collaborations
  10. Payment
  11. Term and Termination
  12. Product Quality Warranties
  13. Legal Remedies – Contract and Tort
  14. Intellectual Property Remedies
  15. Dispute Resolution
  16. Preliminary Matters and Drafting Style
  17. Legal Rules and Procedures

About the Author

John T. Ramsay, Q.C., of the Alberta bar, has practised law since 1968, with a focus on emerging technology companies. He was rated in 2009 by Intellectual Asset Magazine as one of the 250 "World's Leading Patent & Technology Licensing Lawyers," and for many years by LEXPERT as "consistently recommended" in the Computer Law, Intellectual Property and Computer Law categories. He has written and lectured extensively on the management, protection and commercialization of intellectual property. His text, Intellectual Property Management: Best Practices, (LexisNexis, 2011) complements Ramsay on Technology Transfer.