The Editor's Byte
to the ALSB Technology Report Newsletter! The
Technology Report is the newsletter of the Technology Section
of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (http://www.alsb.org/)
This is fourth issue of The Technology Report.
I was appointed as Editor of The Technology Report I did
not see a need to institute major change from the format used
by the previous editor, Professor Joe Zavaletta, of University
of Texas at Brownsville. In my view
recent technological change has had a profound impact on both
pedagogy and legal research.
Therefore, I retained the C Drive portion
of this issue, which will feature an article that focuses on
high-tech, classroom issues. This year I solicited appropriate
articles from the entire ALSB membership for the "C Drive",
but did not receive any submissions. Since no one submitted
an article for the "C Drive" portion of The
Technology Report, I adapted an article I coauthored, along
with Professors Julie Earp and J.C. Poindexter.
In the article hyperlinked below, we discuss use of experimental
economics in the classroom. I am also discussing this topic (use
of experimental economics in the classroom) at the ALSB Teaching
Seminar on August 3 at 9:30. I know that
many of you do use technology in an innovative way in the classroom.
In the past, we have considered either of the following as suitable
for the "C Drive":
1. An innovative
discussion of how to teach a high-technology
An innovative analysis of how to use high-technology or
multimedia as a teaching aid.
course, you could do both, as technological topics often lend
themselves to classroom examinations using high-tech methods
and equipment. For the next issue of The Technology Report,
I very much hope that I do not have to recycle one of my articles
for the "C Drive."
also decided to "Beyond the Ivory Tower", a
column exposes us to non-academic writers who write about tech
law issues. In this issue, I am pleased to present an article
by Robert N. Crouse a partner in the law firm of Myers Bigel
Sibley & Sajovec of Raleigh, North Carolina. Mr. Crouse examines
some legal challenges that nanotechnology may present for our
system of IP law.
you have technology-related questions or short ideas that you
would like discussed among Technology Section members, I encourage
you to post them on Cyberlawtalk. If you have any questions about
subscribing to or posting comments on Cyberlawtalk, please e-mail
David Baumer, Editor
Tech Section Business
Technology Section held its annual meeting at our national conference
in Ottawa, Canada, during the Summer of 2004. For minutes from
that meeting, please refer to our Web page which can now be found
on the ALSB Web page (http://www.alsb.org/)
or directly at techsection.alsb.mercer.edu.
Thanks to Jody Blanke for serving as Secretary & Webmaster.
Thanks to Kurt Saunders for serving as Chair of the Section this
year. As most of you know, technology and technology law are
the themes of the 2005 Conference in San Francisco. Please come
to the 2005 Conference with an open mind and willingness to assist.
We need your creativity and elbow grease for "nuts and bolts"
Beyond the Ivory Tower
NanoFabrication: Implications For The Viability
of Intellectual Property Protection
(c) 2005 Robert N. Crouse, Esp., Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec,
P.A. Used by Permission.
Article Summary: Nanofabrication is a manufacturing application
of nanotechnology that can be distributed cheaply to many recipients
at relatively modest prices. The author questions whether nanofabrication
users will continue to pay royalties when there is a large and
apparent gap between the price of products produced through patented
nanofabrication and the cost of reproduction. Also Mr. Crouse
notes that business method patents such as Amazon's "one-click"
patent share characteristics with nanofabrication
The Patent System: Two Proposals
(c) 2005. Kurt M. Saunders, Associate Professor of Business Law
at California State University at Northridge. All rights reserved.
Article Summary: Professor
Saunders discusses the importance of two recent reports by the
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the National Academy of Sciences
(NAS), which make recommendations about patent law to the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office. The FTC recommendations focus on
maintaining healthy competition while the NAS report is more
From the C Drive - Classroom Tips, Innovations and Techniques...
Student Participation in Experimental Economics (Acrobat
(C) David L. Baumer, J.C. Poindexter, and Julie B. Earp
View PowerPoint Presentation (HTML format)
Tech Report Submission Guidelines...
There are no page recommendations or restrictions.
indicate in your cover letter or e-mail whether you want your
article in the Research and Development section or the From the
C Drive section.
may submit electronically by sending an e-mail and attaching
MS Word file. Files using MS Word are strongly preferred but
files using Word Perfect will be accepted. E-mail should be sent
to David Baumer at:
Article format should be as follows: 12 point Times New Roman,
single spaced, indented paragraphs, endnotes in 10 point Times
New Roman. Since the articles will be converted to PDF format,
web addresses (NOT hyperlinks) must be included in the body of
may submit via surface mail by mailing your submission to:
David L. Baumer
North Carolina State University
College of Management
Raleigh, NC 27695-7229
Citations should conform to the 17th Edition of The Bluebook,
A Uniform System of Citation.
7. Either endnotes
or footnotes can be used for submissions.
8. The accuracy
of all citations and the legality of links or other references
is the responsibility of the author.