The definitive primer on intellectual property for business professionals, non-IP attorneys, entrepreneurs, and inventors Full of valuable tips, techniques, illustrative real-world examples, exhibits, and best practices, the Second Edition of this handy and concise paperback will help you stay up to date on the newest thinking, strategies, developments, and case law in intellectual property. Presents fundamentals of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and other less-know forms of IP, such as registered design and mask works Covers important concepts such as IP strategy, protection, audits, valuation, management, and competitive intelligence Offers an introduction to IP licensing and enforcement Now features discussion of critical precedent-setting recent IP cases and proposed patent reform Providing business professionals and IP owners with in-depth knowledge of this extremely important subject, this book helps those new to this field gain a better understanding and appreciation for the results of their creative abilities.
How does law protect your ideas and privacy in Scotland and the UK? The Scots common law of property is strongly realist in its concepts, and restricts itself to tangible objects - objects, land, things attached to the land. But what about non-physical property, such as your intellectual property and your private personal information? These types of property are of increasing importance in this technological age. From copyright to patents, from data protection to freedom of information, and from e-commerce to cybercrime, Intellectual Property Law Essentials explains how UK statue law protects and regulates your information and ideas. End-of-chapter summaries of essential facts highlight the key things you should have learned, and summaries of essential cases show how the law is enforced in practice.
This essential desk reference for patent attorneys, engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators, development professionals, and students has been updated with the latest court cases and legislation. * Makes patent law accessible to both novice and expert practitioners * Discusses a number of recent landmark Supreme Court decisions, including Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank (2014), discussing when software-implemented business methods are unpatentable as abstract ideas; Commil v. Cisco Systems (2015), on the intent required to induce infringement; and Samsung Electronics v. Apple (2016), addressing the award of the infringer's profits from infringement of a design patent * Contains sample utility and design patents for reference * Walks readers through the many parts of a patent
This essential desk reference for patent attorneys, engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators, development professionals, and students has been updated with the latest court cases and legislation. • Makes patent law accessible to both novice and expert practitioners • Discusses a number of recent landmark Supreme Court decisions, including Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank (2014), discussing when software-implemented business methods are unpatentable as abstract ideas; Commil v. Cisco Systems (2015), on the intent required to induce infringement; and Samsung Electronics v. Apple (2016), addressing the award of the infringer's profits from infringement of a design patent • Contains sample utility and design patents for reference • Walks readers through the many parts of a patent
Looking at the UK and Scotland, Public Law Essentials is an invaluable guide for law students throughout the United Kingdom and for practising lawyers needing a quick reference. From the monarchy to the UK and Scottish parliaments, and from judicial review to the parliamentary ombudsman, this fully updated second edition gives you all the coverage of public law that you need for your course, your exams and your practice. In particular, the Scots law sections have been updated in light of the Smith Commission and the Scotland Bill 2015-16. Handy reference sections include tables of cases, statues and conventions, and summaries of essential facts and cases.
This basic guide to intellectual property law, from the point of view of international commerce, clearly demarcates the ground on which any contract involving intellectual property must be based. It describes and analyzes the legally valid guidelines by which any commercial entity may: facilitate the sale of a protected product in foreign markets; prevent the use of protected property by competitors at home and abroad; and forestall the manufacture abroad of identical or misleadingly similar items. The author considers both the variety of national requirements and the international intellectual property regime that is now in place under the WTO/GATT, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and multilateral treaties. In connection with both technology and proprietary information, emphasis is on the need to determine, on a country-by-country basis: which "ideas" are subject to intellectual property protection; which "persons" can seek and obtain intellectual property protection; which special use permits may apply; and which technical requirements must be met. Basics of International Intellectual Property Law is a fundamental resource for any business person or counsel considering entry into foreign markets. The information and guidance it provides is easy to understand and use, and will help any cross-border business venture to proceed smoothly and successfully. Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.
From defamation to dangerous animals, and from negligence to nuisance, Delict Essentials will introduce you to the Scots law of delict. Fully updated for the third edition, this concise guide will give you the key facts that you need, whether you're a busy law student revising for those all-important exams or a professional practitioner looking to brush up on your knowledge. It will also be useful for those studying comparative criminal law or tort across different jurisdictions.
Completely revised and updated, this seventh edition of a well-received desk reference offers in one volume a comprehensive review of United States (US) copyright, patent, and trademark laws. Like its previous editions, the book’s thorough and sophisticated treatment of this complex material escapes the cumbersome overelaboration of a multivolume treatise on the one hand and a superficial “nutshell” on the other hand. Maintaining the systematic structure that makes it easy for users to zero in on any particular matter, the new edition incorporates the changes that have entered into force since the sixth edition and expertly examines their effects. The three major categories of copyright, patent, and trademark are covered in turn—along with a fourth part on chip protection—with detailed but concise examination and analysis of such issues and topics as the following and much more: subject matter of protection; conditions of protection; registration procedures; scope of exclusive rights; transfer of interests; fair use; rights in unregistered marks; protection of computer software, code, and databases; remedies and defenses; and procedural issues in infringement actions. The authors examine significant case law, updated for this edition, in the course of their analysis. With its detailed citations and readily accessible and complete subject coverage, this latest edition is sure to retain its usefulness as a quick reference or desk book for intellectual property practitioners, in-house counsel, patent agents, academics, and librarians, as well as for anyone interested in understanding US intellectual property law.
Our possessions have enormous value to us - both in terms of economic value and in their significance to us. Property law in Scotland is a large, complex and important area of law, governing all manners of rights and obligations concerning money, goods, land, intellectual property and other types of possessions. Duncan Spiers explains the various ways in which people can take possession of different types of property, retain control over them, transfer them and recover possession of them when dispossessed of them. He defines all of the key concepts that students will need to understand in clear language, and then goes on to show how property law applies to different types of property. Summary sections of essential facts help you to identify and understand the key elements of the subject, and summaries of essential cases show how property law has been enforced and how it has evolved.
A broad introduction to the changing roles of intellectual property within society Intellectual property is one of the most confusing—and widely used—dimensions of the law. By granting exclusive rights to publish, manufacture, copy, or distribute information and technology, IP laws shape our cultures, our industries, and our politics in countless ways, with consequences for everyone, including artists, inventors, entrepreneurs, and citizens at large. In this engaging, accessible study, Aram Sinnreich uncovers what’s behind current debates and what the future holds for copyrights, patents, and trademarks.