Recognizing the unique needs of the technology startup, Duening focuses on intellectual property development, funding, and marketing/selling more than other texts in this market. Extensive use of technology examples, case studies, and assignments keeps the book relevant and motivating for engineering students. A full supplements package, including instructor manual and lecture notes, makes it easy to get the course up and running. Features: rich in case studies, examples, and in-chapter elements that focus on the challenges of launching and operating a technology venture; in-depth examination of intellectual property development, valuation, deal structuring, and equity preservation, issues of most relevance to technology start-ups; and extensive discussion of technology management and continuous innovation as a competitive advantage. It addresses the issue of leading, managing, motivating, and compensating technical workers. More time on the fundamentals of marketing and selling, as these are elements of entrepreneurship commonly most neglected by engineers and scientists.