With the rise of automation and artificial intelligence, the companies that will succeed in the future are those who operate under a constant state of innovation. Not just that, they will need to ensure that they pursue 'open innovation'.
This book explores the contractual basis for innovation, examining the legal challenges raised by contracts to innovate. On the one hand, it examines empirical studies analysing how these agreements are structured in order to overcome the inherent uncertainty of innovative activity. On the other hand it develops the legal doctrine governing contracts to innovate, in particular the notion of duty of loyalty to the contractual network, providing suggestions on how to concretise it in different situations.