Chapter 16 - Chapter 16 Lesson Chapter 16 Lesson 16 -...

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Chapter 16 Lesson Chapter 16 Lesson 16 - Cyberlaw and Intellectual Property OBJECTIVES: After completing this lesson, the required reading, and the assignments, learners will be able to: 1. Understand the legal basis for, and requirements of, patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. 2. Determine which type of intellectual property your firm has, and the best way to protect such property. Introduction Intellectual property is a form of property. It consists primarily of copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. Intellectual property can be very valuable - indeed, it often comprises the primary source of wealth of a business. The development of the internet, through which it is now incredibly easy to transfer intellectual property from one user to another, has added a new dimension to intellectual property law. Moreover, the internet has also had an impact on other areas of the law, such as contracts. Some scholars believe that this impact has created an entirely new area of the law, "cyberlaw." Others simply believe it means a new development in traditional legal areas. I tend to agree with the latter, which explains in part why this lesson is so short. We will discuss "cyberlaw" in other chapters in which it is relevant. Intellectual Property
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2011 for the course GEN BUS 202 taught by Professor Parks during the Fall '11 term at Boise State.

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Chapter 16 - Chapter 16 Lesson Chapter 16 Lesson 16 -...

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