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

Author: Deborah E. Bouchoux

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337515876

Category: Law

Page: 576

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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

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

Author: Roger E. Schechter,John R. Thomas

Publisher: West Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 915

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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

Author: Deborah E. BOUCHOUX

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814426115

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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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

Author: Gilbert Guide

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440627762

Category: Law

Page: 336

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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 Law for Paralegals

Author: Deborah Bouchoux

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1418048011

Category: Law

Page: 336

View: 1932

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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.

Patent, Copyright & Trademark

An Intellectual Property Desk Reference

Author: Richard Stim

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

View: 7974

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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.

Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets

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

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

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

Author: Van Lindberg

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449391102

Category: Computers

Page: 386

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"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

Author: Richard Stim

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 664

View: 1902

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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.

Intellectual Property Law

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

Author: Victor D. Lopez

Publisher: Victor D. Lopez

ISBN: 146368861X

Category: Law

Page: 248

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This is a general reference book for authors, artists, musicians, librarians, entrepreneurs and others interested in learning about intellectual property law and the processes for obtaining copyrights, trademarks and patents in the U.S. and other countries through international agreements. It is designed to be a one-stop reference guide that provides information and guidance for individuals considering obtaining copyrights, patents and/or trademarks on their own or with the assistance of an attorney. The main text provides an orientation to the relevant law and the process and cost of applying for patents and trademarks through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and copyrights through the U.S. Copyright Office. This book provides a wealth of resources that include illustrations, an index, links to online resources, selective statutory materials, sample forms, and other useful materials in appendices to provide greater depth and context for the material presented in the main text. This accessible, practical reference book will provide timely, useful information and identify additional resources available free of charge from both the federal government and every state. It does not offer legal advice and is intended to supplement rather than supplant the legal advice and individualized guidance that can only be provided by an attorney.

Understanding Trademark Law

Author: Mary LaFrance

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1422486443

Category: Law

Page: 410

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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.

Intellectual Property

The Tough New Realities That Could Make or Break Your Business

Author: Paul Goldstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101216385

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The definitive guide to intellectual property for business managers How can a product of the mind—an innovation, a song, a logo, a business secret—become the subject of precise property rights? No idea is entirely original; every innovative business borrows, sometimes extensively, from its competitors and others. So how do we draw the line between fair and unfair use? Billions of dollars ride on that question, as do the fates of publishers, software producers, drug companies, advertising firms, and many others. It’s also a key question for individuals—for instance, if you quit your job after mastering the company’s secrets, what can you do with that information? With the growth of the internet and global markets, having a smart IP strategy is more essential than ever. Intellectual Property is the ideal book for non-lawyers who deal with patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights—all essential business issues that have changed rapidly in the last few years. Goldstein draws on dozens of fascinating case studies, from the Polaroid vs. Kodak battle to Kellogg’s surprising trademark suit against Exxon to whether a generic perfume is allowed to smell exactly like Chanel No. 5. Every business decision that involves IP is also a legal decision, and every legal decision is also a business decision. Lawyers and managers need to work together to navigate these murky waters, and this book shows how.

Guide to Intellectual Property

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

Author: The Economist,Stephen Johnson

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610394623

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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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.

Protecting Your Ideas

The Inventor's Guide to Patents

Author: Joy L. Bryant

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080515274

Category: Law

Page: 222

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Intellectual property law is currently exploding, as demonstrated by the growth of technology transfer offices in universities. More and more scientists, companies, and institutions are rushing to secure intellectual property rights for their ideas and inventions. This process frustrates many people; patent laws are constantly changing, and most books about them are either overly technical or boring. Protecting Your Ideas: The Inventor's Guide to Patents is a succinct, straightforward guide to the system. This guide presents the steps involved in obtaining patent protection for inventions. It is easy to read and brimming with essential information and advice compounded from FAQs posed by the author's academic and industrial clientele. The text includes tips, warnings, and examples that guide the reader through the invention process so patent rights are not jeopardized. Checklists and other helpful information are provided to assist the inventor preparing to enter the patent process. The book includes valuable resource information and business guidance to protect the inventor from consumer fraud that is sometimes associated with the patent process. Protecting and Idea is a must read for every engineer, scientist, or amateur inventor. Simple, easy-to-read format demystifies the patent process Numerous example patents help to illustrate the issues involved Provides an overview of the types of intellectual property protection Incorporates up-to-date information about U.S. patent laws Advises inventors about the do's and don'ts of patenting Includes useful resources for helping inventors safeguard their ideas

The Intellectual Property Handbook

A Practical Guide for Franchise, Business, and IP Counsel

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

Author: Ross A. Dannenberg

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604427509

Category: Computers

Page: 270

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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.