Alan J. Morrison is a lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University. He practices biotechnology law in New York City.
This book provides an approachable overview of three complicated areas of law that are relevant to biotechnology: patent law, regulatory approval for drugs and biologics, and contract law. Aimed at scientists unfamiliar with the law and at others in the biotechnology industry, this book makes legal matters more accessible by using helpful examples and by covering the main points of the law without getting too bogged down in the details. -- W. Nicholson Price II, University of Michigan Law School This is an up-to-date, well-organized volume on biotechnology law suitable for scientific and business audiences. Alan J. Morrison walks biotechnology scientists through the legal issues they will confront during the natural process of planning, researching, developing, testing, and protecting their inventions. -- Aaron Fellmeth, Dennis S. Karjala Professor of Law, Science, and Technology, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Brilliant inventors often create incredible products but struggle at the complex legal processes involved. In this educational read, patent lawyer Alan Morrison takes the reader through three main legal concepts encountered by every inventor: patent law, regulatory law, and contract law. The clear and succinct way Morrison describes these legal processes makes his book essential for every inventor, biotech company, and technology commercialization office, not only to understand the process but also to avoid making common costly mistakes. -- Jahanara Ali, director of the BioVenture eLab, Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University