Books

Steven H. Bazerman & Jason M. Drangel, Guide to Registering Trademarks  (1999-)

Abstract (from the publisher): You can minimize your research time and prepare trademark forms with confidence when you use the Guide to Registering Trademarks as your on-the-spot guide. This carefully constructed loose-leaf offers more than 200 practice-tested ready-to-use forms available in both hard copy and on CD-ROM. Step-by-step instructions guide you through the process, addressing both basic and unusual situations you may encounter along the way. The forms are organized by category: client forms; searches and other pre-filing activities; applications for registration; responses to office actions; section 8 and 15 affidavits; and renewals and interparty proceedings.

The Guide to Registering Trademarks answers questions from which form to use in recording an assignment to how to start a concurrent use proceeding. Keep it close at hand to make your trademark application process as painless as possible.

Donald S. Chisum, PATENTS: A TREATISE ON THE LAW OF PATENTABILITY, VALIDITY AND INFRINGEMENT (1997).

Gilbert Guide, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets & Licensing (2004).

Abstract (from Amazon Product Description): Today, virtually all companies, artists, and innovators run the risk of losing their competitive edge-and big money-by not adequately safeguarding their intellectual property. This book addresses the full range of legal protections available-patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and licensing.

Robert C. Faber & John L. Landis, Faber On Mechanics of Patent Claim Drafting (6th ed. 2008-) (previously known as Landis On Mechanics of Patent Claim Drafting).

Abstract (from Amazon): More patent applications are rejected because of claim-drafting flaws than because of problems with inventions. A trusted working tool for more than two decades, PLI s Faber on Mechanics of Patent Claim Drafting gives you the clear and complete guidance you need to draft foolproof claims for any type of invention. Faber on Mechanics of Patent Claim Drafting spotlights proven claim-drafting practices and techniques that have been firmly established by patent authorities and custom. This lucid, timesaving handbook offers you start-to-finish directions on how to craft claims for different types of inventions; real-world examples of effective claim drafting; insight into the accepted words and phrases you should use in specific drafting situations; instruction on how to describe structures in the drawings; and numerous tips on how to avoid common claim-drafting mistakes. Included are helpful glossaries of patent terms and the mechanical terms used in drawings. Updated at least annually, Faber on Mechanics of Patent Claim Drafting is an indispensable guide for patent specialists and other intellectual property attorneys, corporate counsel, non-specialists who represent inventors, patent officials, and inventors.

Catherine L. Fisk, WORKING KNOWLEDGE: EMPLOYEE INNOVATION AND THE RISE OF CORPORATE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, 1800-1930 (2009).

Abstract (from product description at Amazon.com):  Skilled workers of the early nineteenth century enjoyed a degree of professional independence because workplace knowledge and technical skill were their "property," or at least their attribute. In most sectors of today's economy, however, it is a foundational and widely accepted truth that businesses retain legal ownership of employee-generated intellectual property.  In this book the author chronicles the legal and social transformations that led to the transfer of ownership of employee innovation from labor to management. This deeply contested development was won at the expense of workers' entrepreneurial independence and ultimately, the author argues, economic democracy.

Anne Gilson Lalonde, Karin Green & Jerome Gilson, Gilson on Trademarks (2007-).

Van Lindberg, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND OPEN SOURCE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO PROTECTING CODE (2008).

Abstract (from product description at Amazon.com): This book is designed to help the reader understand patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and licenses, with special focus on the issues surrounding open source development.

Robert E. Litan, Handbook on Law, Innovation and Growth (2011).

Abstract (from Amazon): This Handbook provides breakthrough analyses on an important, cutting-edge topic: the connections between the legal system, both in substance and process, and innovation and growth. Arguably the most important intellectual development in legal scholarship and judicial decision-making over the past four decades has been the increasing use of economic modes of analysis in legal reasoning. The Handbook on Law, Innovation and Growth sheds new light on the linkages between innovation, growth and the legal system, answering questions that will help policymakers better understand and implement the law in an effort to advance economic welfare.

This Handbook brings together many prominent scholars to examine the features of the legal infrastructure that affect both innovation and growth. Individual chapters explore different legal subject areas (including intellectual property rights and economic progress, and why do entrepreneurs patent?), in most cases offering recommendations for rule changes that could accelerate growth, primarily in the context of the US economy. The introductory chapter cohesively ties all of the contributions together and explains why it is time for legal scholarship and research to move in a new direction. Surpassing other literature on the subject, this landmark Handbook is certainly a critical volume for any student or scholar of law and economics.

Peter G. W. Keen, Transforming Intellectual Property into Intellectual Capital: Competing in the Trust Economyin Capital For Our Time: The Economic, Legal, and Management Challenges of Intellectual Capital (Nicholas Imparato ed., 1999).

Abstract (from Amazon Product Description):  Capital for Our Timebrings together experts from widely different fields to address the challenges of intellectual capital. It includes essays by cutting-edge academics, economists, attorneys, researchers, intellectual capital managers, and CEOs as well as representatives of the venture capital, government, and trade association communities. Prominent professionals discuss the impact of intellectual capital on national and corporate performance including: 
The role of ideas in economic growth 
The effectiveness of the legal system in protecting idea-based property rights 
The demands of knowledge management 
Investor, policy maker, and management perspectives on valuing intellectual assets 
The impact of intellectual capital on business relationships 
Specific challenges of the Internet and the Genome Project 
Impending changes and opportunities in the international regime 
Intellectual capital and the innovation imperative

Franco Malerba, Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship and Innovation Systems  (2010).

Abstract (from Amazon): This book examines entrepreneurship from three interrelated perspectives. Firstly, it links entrepreneurship toinnovation and to the generation, transformation and use of knowledge. Secondly, it inserts entrepreneurship in innovation systems of various types- national, sectoral and local. Thirdly, it views entrepreneurship not as a single event but as a process that evolves in time, from the pre-entry experience, to the entrepreneurial act, to the evolution of the entrepreneur and the new company.

With chapters from a range of international contributors, the book answers questions such as; what are the main dimensions of knowledge intensive entrepreneurship? What are the factors affecting its emergence, evolution and performance? How important is knowledge intensive entrepreneurship for European growth and competitiveness? Is the situation of Central and Eastern Europe, engaged in a process of major economic and institutional transformation, similar or different from the one of Western Europe?

J. Thomas McCarthy, Robert E. Schechter & David J. Franklyn, MCCARTHY'S DESK ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (3d ed. 2004).

Abstract (from product description at Amazon.com): This work is a multifaceted practitioner’s guide of first reference. It defines patent, trademark, and copyright terms of art and uses them in context to better explain each one and the various legal scenarios in which they may be found. The Encyclopedia also analyzes relevant cases and statutes and provides citations to more cases and IP treatises for additional research.

Janice Mueller, INTRODUCTION TO PATENT LAW (2006).

Janice M. Mueller, PATENT LAW (3d ed. 2009).

Abstract (from product description at Amazon.com): 
This text clarifies the principal legal doctrines, key judicial authority, governing statutes, and policy considerations for obtaining and enforcing a U.S. patent. It includes a chapter that addresses central aspects of international patent law as they affect U.S. practice.

Chun M. Ng et al, NAVIGATING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DISPUTES: LEADING LAWYERS ON PROTECTING IP ASSETS, PREVENTING AND RESOLVING DISPUTES, AND UNDERSTANDING RECENT REGULATIONS (2009).

Abstract (from product description at Amazon.com): Featuring lawyers from leading law firms, the authors guide the reader through the various aspects of intellectual property, including trademarks, copyright, patents, and trade secrets. From developing a balanced IP portfolio to analyzing the financial impact of litigation, these top lawyers offer best practices for monitoring, auditing, and protecting a client's intellectual property. Additionally, these leaders discuss domestic vs. international IP, dispute resolution, the role of experts, client misconceptions, the prevention of IP theft, and current IP trends. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts around the keys to success within this ever-changing field.

David Nimmer, NIMMER ON COPYRIGHT (1997-).

David Nimmer, COPYRIGHT ILLUMINATED: REFOCUSING THE DIFFUSE US STATUTE (2008).

Abstract (from product description at Amazon.com):  This work addresses many of the common issues that arise in the practice of copyright law, including the following: the work for hire doctrine; repeat infringers; fair use determination; and substantial similarity of computer programs.  The volume primarily collects articles originally published by the author between 1988 and 2006 (mostly in the past few years), but Prof. Nimmer has updated the texts and woven them together into a unified whole.

Alexander I. Poltorak & Paul J. Lerner, ESSENTIALS OF LICENSING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (2004).

Abstract (from publisher):  Full of valuable tips, techniques, illustrative real-world examples, exhibits, and best practices, this handy and concise paperback will help you stay up to date on the newest thinking, strategies, developments, and technologies in licensing intellectual property.

John W. Schlicher, PATENT LAW: LEGAL AND ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES (2005).

Jeffrey G. Sheldon, HOW TO WRITE A PATENT APPLICATION (2009).

Abstract (from product description at Amazon.com):  This resource takes the reader step by step through the entire patent application process. 

David J. Teece, THE TRANSFER AND LICENSING OF KNOW-HOW AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: UNDERSTANDING THE MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISE IN THE MODERN WORLD (2009).

Abstract (from product description at Amazon.com):  The international transfer of technology is one of the most important features of the global economy. However, the literature on it is sparse. This book encapsulates the author's contributions to this field over the last three decades and provides insights into the manner, mechanisms, and cost of technology transfer across national boundaries and the implications for (the theory of) the international firm.

TRADEMARK MANUAL OF EXAMINATION PROCEDURE (TMEP) (5th ed. 2007), available at:http://tess2.uspto.gov/tmdb/tmep

U.S. Department of Commerce, MANUAL OF PATENT EXAMINING PROCEDURE (MPEP) (8th ed. 2001, latest revision July, 2010), available athttp://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/documents/front.htm

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