Contracts Research Paper by The Research Group

Examines reasons for contracts, written vs. oral, employment, torts, liability, patents, licensing, trade secrets, patents and durability. Includes a table of contents.
# 22279 | 3,150 words | 7 sources | 1995 | US
Published on Mar 07, 2003 in Law (Contract) , Law (Tort) , Law (General)

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"Table of Contents
Introduction .
Reasons for Contracts .
Written vs. Oral Contracts .
Employment Contracts .
Enforceability of Employment Contracts .
Torts .
Torts vs. Contracts .
Reasons for Torts .
Patents .
Assignability .
Licensing .
Trade Secrets .
Patents vs. Trade Secrets .
Durability of Contracts .
Standard Contracts .
Conclusion .
Bibliography .

Commercial (or business) law provides the framework in which most business transactions take place. Some common practices, such as the issuing of purchase orders and invoices have taken on legal as well as financial characteristics, and companies as well as individuals have discovered that today's environment demands at least a passing knowledge of the legal environment in which companies operate. While the business or technical professional is ill-advised to take on serious legal matters without consulting an attorney, it is necessary for these individuals to have a passing knowledge of the legal environment in which they operate. In this way, they can ..."

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