International Technology Transfers
International Technology Transfers: Legal Aspects provides businesspersons and legal practitioners with a practical conceptual framework for the analysis and implementation of cross-border technology transactions, as well as alerting potential parties to technology transfers to the salient issues they should systematically confront and resolve as they seek to structure and implement their transaction. Particular attention is devoted to the identification of traps in the path of successful international technology transfer. The term `technology' is used in this book in its broadest possible sense, including what in some countries is referred to as `industrial property' and encompassing all legal categories of intellectual property, such as copyrights, trademarks, patents, know-how and trade secrets.
The book applies an interdisciplinary approach to a complex and interdisciplinary subject and seeks to harmonize the frequently divergent perspectives that businesspersons and attorneys bring to technology transactions. A conscious effort was made to focus on those fields of law and business that are particular germane to international technology transfers and, most importantly, discuss the manner in which they interact with one another.
Some of the topics covered: Intellectual property regimes and how to safeguard one's proprietary rights in technology; contractual provisions; tax structures and tax implications of technology transfer transactions; conflicts of law, choice of law and dispute resolution in the international technology transfer context.