Law and the Innovative Process: Preliminary Reflections

Wednesday, January 1st, 1986 at 12:00 am by Aryeh S. Friedman
Aryeh S. Friedman, Law and the Innovative Process: Preliminary Reflections, 1986 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 1

The purpose of this Article is to provide a theoretical framework for the study of the interdependence of technical innovation and the law. Past experience has demonstrated that technical innovation affects legal rules and, in turn, that the law impacts on the rate and form of innovation. This Article studies his interdependence in the context of the “new technologies,” in the fields of biotechnology, computers and the closely related field of communications. These new technologies raise both new and previously encountered legal issues but in an even more compelling manner.

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Assistant Professor at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. The American Business Law Association presented its Holmes/Cardozo Award to Mr. Friedman in recognition of this Article as the outstanding paper on Business and Law at its 1986 annual conference.