Innovative Businesses and Breakthrough Technologies - The Legal Issues

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James Earle Fraser's Authority of Law, located by the front steps of the Supreme Court of the United States. (Image courtesy of the Supreme Court of the United States.)

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MIT Course Number

15.616

As Taught In

Fall 2004

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

15.616 is an introduction to business law which covers the fundamentals, including contracts, liability, regulation, employment, and corporations, with an in-depth treatment of the legal issues relating to breakthrough technologies, including the legal framework of R&D, the commercialization of new high-technology products in start-ups and mature companies, and the liability and regulatory implications of new products and innovative business models. There is extensive attention to national and international intellectual property protection and strategies. Examples are drawn from many industries, including information technology, communications, and life sciences.

Note: This course used to be numbered 15.648.

Akula, John. 15.616 Innovative Businesses and Breakthrough Technologies - The Legal Issues, Fall 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/sloan-school-of-management/15-616-innovative-businesses-and-breakthrough-technologies-the-legal-issues-fall-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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