Week Four Midterm Essay
Six months ago, Acme, Inc. received a patent on a drug that will cure cancer. Acme’s president has publicly stated he has no plans to market the drug. Beta, Inc. copies the drug and releases it on the market. Beta makes no profit on the sale of this drug and only charges enough to cover its costs in manufacturing. In 1500 – 2100 words, address the following:
1. Identify the intellectual property implications in this scenario.
2. Discuss how alternative dispute resolution applies.
3. Identify the ethical dilemma faced by Acme, and the dilemma faced by Beta. Use two ethical frameworks to discuss the recommended course of action by both companies.
Use at least four credible sources, one of which is the assigned textbook in this class. Your response must include four credible/quality references.
Your essay must be in APA 6th edition format, and include a title page and references page. An abstract is not required. Please name your assignment file as ‘lastnamefirstinitial-Midterm.
Upon submission, your paper will be automatically submitted to Turnitin. You are expected to submit your final version of your essay no later than midnight EST, Day 7.
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WARNING: No more than 10% of your writing should consist of quotes from other sources. The vast majority of your work should be your own original analysis. Paraphrase what you read instead of quoting. Also, review plagiarism.org, as this shows that a paper that consists of quotes strung together is not original and is plagiarism. Using too many quotes will bump you into this category.