A Cookie Cutter Approach To Foreign Contracts

Ready for legal advice in a box? As Boston lawyer Kenneth H. Slade sees it, U.S. companies too often fail to seek legal advice when setting up overseas. As senior partner at Hale and Dorr, Slade says he has often had to settle wrangles that could have been avoided with a little groundwork. So he developed an expert system--software that can make decisions based on human knowledge of a subject--that simplifies routine international distribution, sales, and licensing agreements.

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