Intellectual Property

  • Filename: intellectual-property.
  • ISBN: 1408283239
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 1008
  • Author: David I. Bainbridge
  • Publisher: Pearson Education



This book provides undergraduate students with a substantial view of intellectual property law, dealing with principles, academic issues and practical considerations.

Intellectual Property

  • Filename: intellectual-property.
  • ISBN: 9780735577336
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 531
  • Author: Stephen M. McJohn
  • Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online



Keeping up with the fast pace of change in Intellectual Property, the third edition of Examples & Explanations: Intellectual Property offers timely coverage of central concepts in the proven-effective Examples & Explanations format. Student-friendly, concise, and timely, Examples & Explanations: Intellectual Property features: complete coverage keyed to the leading IP casebooks for the survey course proven-effective Examples & Explanations pedagogy that fills in any gaps in students' understanding of casebook assignments consistent emphasis on central concepts, without digressing into more advanced topics free-standing chapters that are easily adapted to any course structure and make this study guide useful to as a reference throughout the semester Key Concepts and Policy Issues highlighted in each chapter Updated throughout, the Third Edition includes: new developments effecting Internet service providers new material on patents, including landmark Supreme Court cases (on first sale, injunctions, patentable subject matter, licensing, declaratory judgments, nonobviousness, infringement abroad, and experimental use) and key Federal Circuit cases minimum statutory damages for downloading music originality--copyright in forms, digital images of public domain works DMCA anticurcumvention provisions new exemptions cases protecting legitimate uses of copyright protected works First Amendment limits on Congress' power to expand copyright protection international issues, such as copyright restoration for foreign works, and scope of protection abroad for US works copyright protection for databases, software, and orphan works consumers licensing, such as click-through copyright licenses and arbitration clauses new material on fair use thumbnail images in search engines Google Book case Turnitin, on-line plagiarism protection Public records in private databases Legal documents new cases on audio books, sampling, and data use restrictions new material on patents, including landmark Supreme Court cases and key Federal Circuit cases new material on trademark Trademark Dilution Revision Act use of trademarks as keywords in search engine advertising unauthorized use of trademarks in video games and films cases on likelihood of confusion standard, scope of international protection, functionality of trade dress, and fair use of trademarks new material on trade secret, such as remedies, reverse engineering, and government use of trade secret information new material on state intellectual property law, such as First Amendment limits on right of publicity; unjust enrichment and Intellectual Property law; scope of employee invention assignment agreements; preemption by federal law Intellectual Property is a big field and continually in the throes of change. Stephen M. McJohn keeps his coverage focused and current in Examples & Explanations: Intellectual Property, Third Edition. for a complete, concise, and clear introduction to central IP concepts, trust the proven-effective Examples & Explanations methodology to convey Intellectual Property concepts to your students.

Intellectual Property Law

  • Filename: intellectual-property-law.
  • ISBN: 9780199645558
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages: 1440
  • Author: Lionel Bently
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



Bently & Sherman's Intellectual Property Law is the definitive textbook on the subject. The authors' all-embracing approach not only clearly sets out the law in relation to copyright, patents, trade marks, passing off, and confidentiality, but also takes account of a wide range of academic opinion enabling readers to explore and make informed judgements about key principles. The particularly clear and lively writing style ensures that even the most complex areas are lucid and comprehensible.New to this editionAn introduction updated to take account of case-law on the meaning of 'intellectual property' (Phillips v Mulcaire), new writing in the field of justifications (Breakey, Merges), and the latest literature discussing the expansion of intellectual property rights. Important developments at an international level are also covered, such as the Beijing treaty for Audiovisual Performers, and the Marrakech Treaty on copyright exceptions for the visually impairedA rewritten copyright section which covers the revolutionary case-law of the CJEU, in particular on originality, infringement, and the scope of rights, and analyses the extension of term for sound recordings/performances, the new 'Hargreaves exceptions', the Digital Economy Act 2010, the orphan works provisions in the EU Directive and the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, as well as the Supreme Court's decision in MeltwaterPart II on patents takes account of the impending Unitary Patent regime for the EU, alongside coverage of important case law from the CJEU (e.g. Brustle) and the Supreme Court on sufficiency, industrial applicability, and infringement by 'making' (Lundbeck v Generica, HGS, Schutz V Werit)The designs section has been updated in the light of CJEU (e.g. Grupo Promer), and domestic case law on Community Designs, UK Registered Designs and UK Unregistered Designs, as well as legislative reforms (such as repeal of section 52 CDPA and the other adjustments proposed to be effected in the Intellectual Property Bill 2013)Part IV on trade marks accounts for new case-law from the European Court of Justice, on the functions of marks (L'Oreal, Louis Vuitton, Interflora), the territorial aspects of notions such as distinctiveness, reputation, and genuine use (Leno Merken) and infringement (DHL), and anticipates the revision of the Community Trade Mark in light of the Max Planck reviewPart VI on litigation and remedies includes a review of the implications of the new unitary patent court system, and of the reforms of the Patent County Court (fee caps, and the introduction of the small claims process), considers developments in the field of injunctive relief, and examines the new Border Regulation, the Law Commission review of the 'threats provisions', and the criminalisation of registered design infringement under the Intellectual Property Bill 2013

Intellectual Property Law

  • Filename: intellectual-property-law.
  • ISBN: 9780199688104
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages: 542
  • Author: Helen Norman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



Intellectual Property Law Directions focuses on the practical issues of United Kingdom intellectual property law at the same time as demonstrating how the subject is being shaped by outside forces. This text is written in a lively and engaging manner with an emphasis on explaining the key topics covered on intellectual property law courses with clarity. Intellectual Property Law Directions uses thinking points, reflective questions, chapter summaries and learning objectives to help develop students' understanding. It also uses case close-up boxes to quickly identify and explain key cases. Written by a university lecturer with over 20 years' experience of teaching intellectual property, this book provides a clear and structured approach to the subject, with a strong emphasis on student-centred learning. Online Resource Centre An Online Resource Centre accompanies the book providing web links to the major international intellectual property organisations, suggestedanswers to the reflective questions in the book, a flashcard glossary and sample intellectual property documents.

Intellectual Property and Open Source

  • Filename: intellectual-property-and-open-source.
  • ISBN: 1449391109
  • Release Date: 2008-07-15
  • Number of pages: 386
  • Author: Van Lindberg
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."



"Clear, correct, and deep, this is a welcome addition to discussions of law and computing for anyone -- even lawyers!"-- Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society If you work in information technology, intellectual property is central to your job -- but dealing with the complexities of the legal system can be mind-boggling. This book is for anyone who wants to understand how the legal system deals with intellectual property rights for code and other content. You'll get a clear look at intellectual property issues from a developer's point of view, including practical advice about situations you're likely to encounter. Written by an intellectual property attorney who is also a programmer, Intellectual Property and Open Source helps you understand patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and licenses, with special focus on the issues surrounding open source development and the GPL. This book answers questions such as: How do open source and intellectual property work together? What are the most important intellectual property-related issues when starting a business or open source project? How should you handle copyright, licensing and other issues when accepting a patch from another developer? How can you pursue your own ideas while working for someone else? What parts of a patent should be reviewed to see if it applies to your work? When is your idea a trade secret? How can you reverse engineer a product without getting into trouble? What should you think about when choosing an open source license for your project? Most legal sources are too scattered, too arcane, and too hard to read. Intellectual Property and Open Source is a friendly, easy-to-follow overview of the law that programmers, system administrators, graphic designers, and many others will find essential.

Intellectual Property Law

  • Filename: intellectual-property-law.
  • ISBN: 9780415552974
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Janice Denoncourt
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis



Routledge Q&As – your path to exam success! Has the thought of facing your law exams left you feeling completely overwhelmed? Are you staring at the mountain of revision in front of you and wondering where to start? Routledge Q&As will help guide you through the revision maze, providing essential exam practice and helping you polish your essay-writing technique. Each Routledge Q&A contains 50 essay and problem-based questions on topics commonly found on exam papers, complete with answer plans and fully worked model answers. The titles are written by lecturers who are also examiners, so you can recognise exactly what examiners are looking for in an answer. Key cases and legislation are highlighted within the text for ease of reference Boxed answer plans after each question outline the major points you should be aiming to convey within your answer The books in this series are supported by a companion web offering you bonus q&as; advice on preparing for your exams; revision checklists; discussion forums and more. But don’t just take our word for it! "The book was an answer to my prayers… I’ve been begging tutors to give us ready-made answers so we get a structure as to what we should be including and revising and the Q&As do exactly that!" Azmina Thanda, 2nd year LLB "The Routledge Q&As are very well designed and helpful, giving a good indication of what comes up in exams." Deaglan McArdle, 3rdyear LLB

Justifying Intellectual Property

  • Filename: justifying-intellectual-property.
  • ISBN: 9780674049482
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 405
  • Author: Robert P. Merges
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



In a sophisticated defense of intellectual property, Merges draws on Kant, Locke, and Rawls to explain how IP rights are based on a solid ethical foundation and make sense for a just society. He also calls for appropriate boundaries: IP rights are real, but they come with real limits.

The Economic Structure of Intellectual Property Law

  • Filename: the-economic-structure-of-intellectual-property-law.
  • ISBN: 9780674039919
  • Release Date: 2009-06-30
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: William M. LANDES
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



This book takes a fresh look at the most dynamic area of American law today, comprising the fields of copyright, patent, trademark, trade secrecy, publicity rights, and misappropriation. Topics range from copyright in private letters to defensive patenting of business methods, from moral rights in the visual arts to the banking of trademarks, from the impact of the court of patent appeals to the management of Mickey Mouse. The history and political science of intellectual property law, the challenge of digitization, the many statutes and judge-made doctrines, and the interplay with antitrust principles are all examined. The treatment is both positive (oriented toward understanding the law as it is) and normative (oriented to the reform of the law). Previous analyses have tended to overlook the paradox that expanding intellectual property rights can effectively reduce the amount of new intellectual property by raising the creators' input costs. Those analyses have also failed to integrate the fields of intellectual property law. They have failed as well to integrate intellectual property law with the law of physical property, overlooking the many economic and legal-doctrinal parallels. This book demonstrates the fundamental economic rationality of intellectual property law, but is sympathetic to critics who believe that in recent decades Congress and the courts have gone too far in the creation and protection of intellectual property rights. Table of Contents: Introduction 1. The Economic Theory of Property 2. How to Think about Copyright 3. A Formal Model of Copyright 4. Basic Copyright Doctrines 5. Copyright in Unpublished Works 6. Fair Use, Parody, and Burlesque 7. The Economics of Trademark Law 8. The Optimal Duration of Copyrights and Trademarks 9. The Legal Protection of Postmodern Art 10. Moral Rights and the Visual Artists Rights Act 11. The Economics of Patent Law 12. The Patent Court: A Statistical Evaluation 13. The Economics of Trade Secrecy Law 14. Antitrust and Intellectual Property 15. The Political Economy of Intellectual Property Law Conclusion Acknowledgments Index Reviews of this book: Chicago law professor William Landes and his polymath colleague Richard Posner have produced a fascinating new book...[The Economic Structure of Intellectual Property Law] is a broad-ranging analysis of how intellectual property should and does work...Shakespeare's copying from Plutarch, Microsoft's incentives to hide the source code for Windows, and Andy Warhol's right to copyright a Brillo pad box as art are all analyzed, as is the question of the status of the all-bran cereal called 'All-Bran.' --Nicholas Thompson, New York Sun Reviews of this book: Landes and Posner, each widely respected in the intersection of law and economics, investigate the right mix of protection and use of intellectual property (IP)...This volume provides a broad and coherent approach to the economics and law of IP. The economics is important, understandable, and valuable. --R. A. Miller, Choice Intellectual property is the most important public policy issue that most policymakers don't yet get. It is America's most important export, and affects an increasingly wide range of social and economic life. In this extraordinary work, two of America's leading scholars in the law and economics movement test the pretensions of intellectual property law against the rationality of economics. Their conclusions will surprise advocates from both sides of this increasingly contentious debate. Their analysis will help move the debate beyond the simplistic ideas that now tend to dominate. --Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law School, author of The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World An image from modern mythology depicts the day that Einstein, pondering a blackboard covered with sophisticated calculations, came to the life-defining discovery: Time = $$. Landes and Posner, in the role of that mythological Einstein, reveal at every turn how perceptions of economic efficiency pervade legal doctrine. This is a fascinating and resourceful book. Every page reveals fresh, provocative, and surprising insights into the forces that shape law. --Pierre N. Leval, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit The most important book ever written on intellectual property. --William Patry, former copyright counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, Judiciary Committee Given the immense and growing importance of intellectual property to modern economies, this book should be welcomed, even devoured, by readers who want to understand how the legal system affects the development, protection, use, and profitability of this peculiar form of property. The book is the first to view the whole landscape of the law of intellectual property from a functionalist (economic) perspective. Its examination of the principles and doctrines of patent law, copyright law, trade secret law, and trademark law is unique in scope, highly accessible, and altogether greatly rewarding. --Steven Shavell, Harvard Law School, author of Foundations of Economic Analysis of Law

Intellectual Property Strategy

  • Filename: intellectual-property-strategy.
  • ISBN: 9780262297998
  • Release Date: 2011-10-07
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: John Palfrey
  • Publisher: MIT Press



Most managers leave intellectual property issues to the legal department, unaware that an organization's intellectual property can help accomplish a range of management goals, from accessing new markets to improving existing products to generating new revenue streams. In this book, intellectual property expert and Harvard Law School professor John Palfrey offers a short briefing on intellectual property strategy for corporate managers and nonprofit administrators. Palfrey argues for strategies that go beyond the traditional highly restrictive "sword and shield" approach, suggesting that flexibility and creativity are essential to a profitable long-term intellectual property strategy -- especially in an era of changing attitudes about media. Intellectual property, writes Palfrey, should be considered a key strategic asset class. Almost every organization has an intellectual property portfolio of some value and therefore the need for an intellectual property strategy. A brand, for example, is an important form of intellectual property, as is any information managed and produced by an organization. Palfrey identifies the essential areas of intellectual property -- patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret -- and describes strategic approaches to each in a variety of organizational contexts, based on four basic steps. The most innovative organizations employ multiple intellectual property approaches, depending on the situation, asking hard, context-specific questions. By doing so, they achieve both short- and long-term benefits while positioning themselves for success in the global information economy.

Intellectual Property

  • Filename: intellectual-property.
  • ISBN: 9280511130
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 377
  • Author: Kamil Idris
  • Publisher: WIPO



This publication seeks to demystify intellectual property and to explain the whys and wherefores of the subject -unlike many other IP texts that concentrate on the what. Its message is that intelletual property is a power tool for economic development and wealth creation that is not yet being used to optimal effect in all countries, particularly in the developing world. It is a practical guide to using those intangible assets - such as knowledge, information, creativity and inventiveness - that are rapidly replacing traditional and tangible assets - such as land, labor and capital - as the driving forces of economic health and well-being.

Intellectual Property Rights in Animal Breeding and Genetics

  • Filename: intellectual-property-rights-in-animal-breeding-and-genetics.
  • ISBN: 0851998380
  • Release Date: 2002-01-01
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Max Frederick Rothschild
  • Publisher: CABI



Intellectual property and patents involving animals is an ever-changing field. The purpose of this book is to review the role that intellectual property plays in the development of modern animal breeding and genetics. It includes discussion of the history of animal patenting, common forms ofintellectual property, economic issues related to patent protection and the funding of research, ethical issues, and the consequences of intellectual property in the modern animal genetics market place.

Intellectual Property and Computer Crimes

  • Filename: intellectual-property-and-computer-crimes.
  • ISBN: 1588521184
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Peter Toren
  • Publisher: Law Journal Press



Intellectual Property and Computer Crimes examines criminal infringement, the expanded scope of computer hacking laws, and the important legal issues that arise when these crimes are prosecuted.

Piracy

  • Filename: piracy.
  • ISBN: 9780226401201
  • Release Date: 2010-01-15
  • Number of pages: 640
  • Author: Adrian Johns
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press



Since the rise of Napster and other file-sharing services in its wake, most of us have assumed that intellectual piracy is a product of the digital age and that it threatens creative expression as never before. The Motion Picture Association of America, for instance, claimed that in 2005 the film industry lost $2.3 billion in revenue to piracy online. But here Adrian Johns shows that piracy has a much longer and more vital history than we have realized—one that has been largely forgotten and is little understood. Piracy explores the intellectual property wars from the advent of print culture in the fifteenth century to the reign of the Internet in the twenty-first. Brimming with broader implications for today’s debates over open access, fair use, free culture, and the like, Johns’s book ultimately argues that piracy has always stood at the center of our attempts to reconcile creativity and commerce—and that piracy has been an engine of social, technological, and intellectual innovations as often as it has been their adversary. From Cervantes to Sonny Bono, from Maria Callas to Microsoft, from Grub Street to Google, no chapter in the story of piracy evades Johns’s graceful analysis in what will be the definitive history of the subject for years to come.

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