Patent Law and Nanotechnology
Interesting timing on this, considering I was reading Prey yesterday which deals with nanotechnology. I know very little about it but from what I picked up from Prey, it's interesting stuff. Crichton, being the helpful guy that he is, put a reading list at the end of Prey for further info about nanotech. There are some complex ethical issues involved that I think are as interesting or even more interesting than the technical issues.