Intellectual Property: The Law of Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents, and Trade Secrets

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Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337515876

Category: Law

Page: 576

View: 665

This Fifth Edition of Bouchoux’ comprehensive, reader-friendly text helps aspiring and practicing paralegals master the complexities of modern intellectual property law, including registration procedures, duration of rights, and protection from infringement. Updated to address current trends and developments, the new edition covers cutting-edge issues such as technological innovations, intellectual property in the digital age, the role of the Internet, and evolving business law. Sample agreements, forms, task checklists, realistic case studies with related activities, excerpts of real cases, and a new “Putting It into Words” feature help students master key concepts and procedures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Intellectual Property: The Law of Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents, and Trade Secrets for the Paralegal

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Author: Deborah Bouchoux

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428318364

Category: Law

Page: 480

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Intellectual Property Law, third edition is a thorough guide to the four fields of intellectual property law; trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets. The comprehensive overviews of each field are complemented by sample agreements, checklists, and other practical guides throughout the book. Each chapter contains realistic case studies, and engaging trivia to engage students and provide real world insight into the field of intellectual property law. Intellectual Property Law, third edition also includes invaluable resources that students will refer to throughout their careers, such as useful Intellectual Property websites, internet research questions, information on emerging issues in the field, and an Ethics Edge section that relates to ethical issues raised in the chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Intellectual property

the law of copyrights, patents, and trademarks

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Author: Roger E. Schechter,John R. Thomas

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 915

View: 6093

This work provides a comprehensive treatment of all three major branches of intellectual property law, surveying basic principles and emerging issues. The book summarizes what is clear, identifies what is unsettled, and offers concise views on how some open issues might be sensibly resolved. This text also deals with a variety of related intellectual property topics, including state laws governing the misappropriation of intangibles, state protection for the right of publicity and for trade secrets, and both federal and state rules concerning false advertising and deceptive trade practices. The authors use numerous examples to guide you through various technical areas.

Protecting Your Company's Intellectual Property

A Practical Guide to Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents and Trade Secrets

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Author: Deborah E. BOUCHOUX

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814426115

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 5990

A company’s most valuable assets may not be physical. This book shows how to protect them without fences or security guards!You can’t touch it or feel it. Sometimes you can’t even see it. Yet, intellectual property continues to soar in value, comprising an increasingly greater portion of a typical company’s assets. In the age of instant global communication, understanding what intellectual property is, how to protect it, and how to enhance its value are prerequisites for corporate survival.Enter attorney Deborah E. Bouchoux and her informative book, Protecting Your Company’s Intellectual Property. Packed with fascinating and illuminating examples, this book is a succinct, yet comprehensive discussion of the four key areas of intellectual property: trademarks,copyrights, patents, and trade secrets. In addition to defining these areas (for instance, did you know that customer lists and marketing plans are protectable trade secrets?), the book offers practical tools for protecting intellectual property, including:Trademark and copyright application formsSample employment agreementsAn Internet usage policyTips on preventing unauthorized dissemination of information via the WebA guide for conducting an IP auditAnd much, much more.

Entrepreneur's Guide To Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets

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Author: Gilbert Guide

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440627762

Category: Law

Page: 336

View: 1618

Today, virtually all companies, artists, and innovators run the risk of losing their competititve edge-and big money-by not adequately safeguarding their intellectual property. Written by an expert in intellectual property law, this is the first book to address the full range of legal protections available-patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and licensing-with innovative information you won't find elsewhere, including: € Legal landmines every successful entrepreneur must avoid € Business practices that can be protected-but are often overlooked € Protecting your intellectual property on the Internet € What are your ideas and the rights to them really worth? € Why trade secrets are a powerful and under-utilized protection € Lessons learned from Amazon.com, Microsoft, and other elite entrepreneurs € How even smart, savvy AOL lost exclusive trademarks, including "YOU'VE GOT MAIL!" The Entrepreneur's Guide to Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets and Licensing is the definitive guide for the entrepreneur and innovator who is ready to protect what he or she has created-a

Patent, Copyright & Trademark

An Intellectual Property Desk Reference

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Author: Richard Stim

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

View: 6944

Whether you are in the world of business or creative arts, you need to understand the laws that govern your work. This is the best book for entrepreneurs and business people to keep on their shelf for when they need understandable legal explanations as well as basic legal overviews and application filing instructions.

Patent Law for Paralegals

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Author: Deborah Bouchoux

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1418048011

Category: Law

Page: 336

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Patent Law for Paralegals provides a complete overview of patent law, practice, and procedures, in an organized, logical approach. Cutting-edge and pending legislation are provides a comprehensive yet practical guide to patent law. The arrangement of the topics facilitates thorough mastery of patent law and practice. Many useful features including charts, diagrams, glossary, key terms, and examples illustrate the points made. The manner in which patent rights arise, patent searches, the procedure to obtain a patent, length of patent protection, protection from infringement, and new and international developments are all covered in depth. In essence, the life cycle of a patent is covered, from discussion of what may be protected by patent through how to obtain and maintain a patent in force. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets

What Automation Professionals, Manufacturers, and Business Owners Need to Know

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Author: Wendy Buskop

Publisher: ISA

ISBN: 9781934394533

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 134

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This bookÂ's non-legal style provides easy-to-read guidelines for automation professionals, manufacturers, and business owners who need to protect their ideas and inventions as assets or understand better how to respect the Intellectual Property rights of others. Equipment, tools, software, chemical formulations, connectors, controllers, sensors, pumps, engines, their components, and other related devices are likely the Intellectual Property of the individual, company, or group who created them. The author emphasizes how to obtain and use patents, trademarks, copyrights, and maintain trade secrets by identifying those assets as Intellectual Property. She provides useful tips and practical insight on obtaining and maintaining property. She also highlights the use, sale, protection, and transfer of Intellectual Property for those who have identified or have pending patents, marks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Numerous scenarios illustrate what can happen when individuals, a company, group, or other business form do not take the proper steps to protect the property. This book also highlights the following areas: U.S., State, and Foreign Trademarks Benefits of having a patent, trademark, or copyright Protection of Intellectual Property

Key to IP

Identifying Your Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets

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Author: Chris Weiss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781542813952

Category:

Page: 86

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In about an hour, you'll learn the language of intellectual property and come out knowing more than 90% of the general public. Just a little longer than The Art of War, but significantly shorter than War and Peace, this book will get you headed in the right direction to protect your great ideas. Through clear visuals and easy to follow examples, you'll quickly understand the most important elements of intellectual property. The lessons you learn in these pages will empower you to recognize new possibilities and turn your ideas into value. This is not a step-by-step guide to filing applications. This is a place to start when you're looking for a primer on identifying intellectual property. And whether you're a CEO or a secretary, work at a Fortune 500 company or work at a start-up, reading this book will prepare you to make meaningful contributions to your business.

Intellectual Property and Open Source

A Practical Guide to Protecting Code

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Author: Van Lindberg

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449391102

Category: Computers

Page: 386

View: 4685

"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

Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights

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Author: Richard Stim

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 664

View: 1952

Stim introduces readers to the origins of copy-right law, the extent of trademark rights, and what is patentable. He includes step-by-step information to use and register the various forms required in intellectual property law, including trademark and copyright application as well as supporting documentation such as assignments and declarations. Focuses on recent case law with pop culture references for added interest and includes sample forms and contracts for easy reference.

Understanding Trademark Law

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Author: Mary LaFrance

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1422486443

Category: Law

Page: 410

View: 6006

Understanding Trademark Law is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the law of trademarks and unfair competition. It provides a thorough introduction to the federal laws protecting registered trademarks and trade dress, as well as the broad array of federal and state unfair competition doctrines which protect unregistered trademarks and trade dress. Coverage includes the standards and procedures for obtaining federal registration, the rights and remedies available to owners of both registered and common law marks under federal and state law, and the full array of applicable defenses. The text examines both the substantive and procedural rules governing traditional claims for infringement of trademarks and trade dress, as well as claims of dilution, false advertising, and cybersquatting. This is a detailed and sophisticated, yet concise, treatment of the rapidly expanding area of trademark and unfair competition law. All assertions in the text are supported by precise citations to the relevant authorities. In addition to providing a thorough explanation of the fundamentals of each topic, the text identifies those areas in which the law remains unsettled due to conflicting or sparse authorities, makes note of circuit splits and emerging trends in the law, and points the reader toward additional authorities that will enhance his or her understanding of each topic. This text is suitable as an introduction to the field, as a practitioner's desk book, or as a study aid to accompany any of the standard casebooks on the subject.

Guide to Intellectual Property

What it is, how to protect it, how to exploit it

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Author: The Economist,Stephen Johnson

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610394623

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 8981

Intellectual Property (IP) is often a company’s single most valuable asset. And yet IP is hard to value, widely misunderstood and frequently under-exploited. IP accounts for an estimated $5trn of GDP in the US alone. It covers patents, trademarks, domain names, copyrights, designs and trade secrets. Unsurprisingly, companies zealously guard their own ideas and challenge the IP of others. Damages arising from infringements have fostered a sizeable claims industry. But IP law is complex, and the business, financial and legal issues around it are difficult to navigate. Court decisions and interpretation of IP laws can be unpredictable, and can dramatically change the fortunes of businesses that rely on their IP – as demonstrated in the pharmaceutical industry’s battle with generic drugs. This comprehensive guide to intellectual property will help companies, investors, and creative thinkers understand the scope and nature of IP issues, pose the right questions to their advisers and maximize the value from this crucial intangible asset.

The Intellectual Property Handbook

A Practical Guide for Franchise, Business, and IP Counsel

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Author: William A. Finkelstein,James R. Sims

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590315859

Category: Law

Page: 380

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The only single-volume guide to the major components of intellectual property published by the American Bar Association. Written by intellectual property and franchise lawyers, this resource provides substantive and practical guidance to a wide audience of non-IP specialists.

Computer Games and Virtual Worlds

A New Frontier in Intellectual Property Law

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Author: Ross A. Dannenberg

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604427509

Category: Computers

Page: 270

View: 9414

This book explores and discusses how to obtain traditional intellectual property law rights in the non-traditional settings of video game and virtual world environments, and serves as a primer for researching these emerging legal issues. Each chapter addresses: end user license agreements; copyrights, patents, trademarks; and trade secrets, as addressed by U.S. law. It also covers international legal issues stemming from the multi-national user-base and foreign operation of many virtual worlds.

Intellectual Property Law for Engineers and Scientists

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Author: Howard B. Rockman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471697398

Category: Law

Page: 511

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An excellent text for clients to read before meeting with attorneys so they'll understand the fundamentals of patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, mask work, and unfair competition laws. This is not a "do-it-yourself" manual but rather a ready reference tool for inventors or creators that will generate maximum efficiencies in obtaining, preserving and enforcing their intellectual property rights. It explains why they need to secure the services of IPR attorneys. Coverage includes employment contracts, including the ability of engineers to take confidential and secret knowledge to a new job, shop rights and information to help an entrepreneur establish a non-conflicting enterprise when leaving their prior employment. Sample forms of contracts, contract clauses, and points to consider before signing employment agreements are included. Coverage of copyright, software protection, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) as well as the procedural variances in international intellectual property laws and procedures.

Technological Innovation

Generating Economic Results

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Author: Gary D. Libecap,Marie Thursby

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0762314818

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 347

View: 4343

Profiting from technological innovation is a key strategic challenge in technology-intensive industries because it requires not only scientific and engineering expertise but also an understanding of how business and legal factors facilitate commercialization. This volume presents a multidisciplinary view of issues in technology commercialization and entrepreneurship. First, the strategic options available to an innovating firm attempting to commercialize inventions are presented in the context of the legal system and the complementary assets needed for commercialization. Next, the benefits and liabilities associated with multidisciplinary commercialization teams are covered. The chapters on intellectual property include a basic guide to patents, designs, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets and marks, as well as an analysis of how these mechanisms can be viewed as complements in commercialization. Issues and challenges associated with US laws such as Bayh-Dole are covered. Three chapters cover elements of strategy including industry analysis and strategy, marketing strategy, alliances and other strategies for technology commercialization. The final chapters cover financial issues in commercialization, with a guide to different techniques used in valuing early stage technologies, steps in obtaining venture capital funding, and an analysis of the role of contracts and nondisclosure agreements in licensing of early stage inventions.