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Biotechnology and the Law
Written to help lawyers faced with the challenge of identifying the legal issues and processes that must be faced by their clients in building, marketing, and protecting a biotech business. The contributors are experts in this specialized area and provide thorough, yet accessible, overviews of biotech subspecialties with an eye to practical application. A biotech legal practice involves specialized subject matter and regulatory schemes that, generally, are not part of the business lawyer's repertoire and which can present many hazards for the uninitiated.
Data Breach and Encryption Handbook
Take an in-depth look at the issue of escalating data breaches and their legal ramifications. This comprehensive resource focuses on the law and its implications, encryption technology, recognized methods of resolving a breach, and many related aspects of information security. Unlike a treatise on information security or encryption, this book will enable attorneys, business owners, technology professionals, and policy-makers to understand the root causes of the security failures that lead to many of today's massive data breaches. It will instruct practitioners on how to ask the right questions to address the issues raised by data breaches and provide solutions for how to prevent them.
The Future of Evidence: How Science and Technology will Change the Practice of Law
Some say it's impossible to predict the future of scientific evidence, but if we examine recent events and cases, we can see it emerging in many ways. There is no ignoring the impact of science on law today. New information in areas such as digital and multimedia sciences, canine scent detection, touch DNA and neuroscience is emerging daily. Each one requires new statutes or rules of evidence and today's lawyers are expected to keep up with such advancements both locally and globally. This thought-provoking book was written to provide you with a glimpse into a new dawn of the future of evidence.
Electronic Evidence and Discovery: What Every Lawyer Should Know Now, Second Edition
The advancement of technology in the past decade has catapulted the prominence of electronic evidence. It is not only making discovery faster, easier and less expensive for practitioners and their end-clients, but it is opening the doors of possibility toward a path of substantially reducing the total cost of litigation. This book will bring you up to speed on the sweeping changes in law and technology. It will increase your efficiency and accuracy to the representation of your clients in discovery matters large and small. It provides up-to-date and practical information regarding both the legal and the technological aspects of the e-discovery process in the real world.
Information Security and Privacy
Legal practitioners need to understand the obligations, liabilities, risks and treatments involving information security and privacy. Top executives must have a firm grasp of the information security and privacy statutes and regulations in each country where they do business, including any industry sector-specific rules. This book provides a practical and comprehensive approach to information security and privacy law for both international and domestic statutes. It provides all the tools you need to handle the business, legal and technical risks of protecting information on a global scale.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Technology Licensing: A Practitioner's Guide
This practical guide will introduce you to the world of intellectual property licensing as it applies to technology. Along with expert advice on how to deal with open source licensing in a business context, the book answers the essential questions such as "why license?" and "who owns intellectual property?" and walks you through the various aspects of basic contract drafting. A special section in the back offers sample form agreements and exercises to test your skill and knowledge. So whether you are a practicing attorney new to intellectual property licensing or a business professional who faces software licensing issues, this book is for you.
The Laws of Spaceflight: A Guidebook for New Space Lawyers
Explore space law's legal implications in this comprehensive and new guidebook, for anyone interested in this exciting area. This guidebook begins by placing space law in its larger context and then focuses on discrete legal topics. It also discusses specific issues that space lawyers are routinely faced with: licensing private spaceflight activities, liability and insurance for spacecraft operators, the regulation of telecommunication and remote sensing satellites, export controls on space technologies, contracting with the U.S. government, environmental protection, and property rights.