We had a good week … still struggling with the idea that you all can create and manage a project without the ministerial input from a professor (see making decisions and therefore taking responsibility) to establish deliverables, team responsibilities and deadlines. We’re getting there but the urge to let someone else to define the parameters for performance is occasionally overwhelming … a painful process but ultimately necessary.
We also began your dive into intellectual property law … . one of the most important areas of law related to the topic at hand. Our discussion of the implications of copyright law and its impact on innovation was quite robust and frames the question of whether the law can ever be responsive in a timely manner to the level of change we are experiencing.
On to patents, trademarks and trade secrets next week.