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Intellectual Property Law for Engineers and Scientists

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ISBN13: 9780471449980
ISBN: 0471449989
Published: November 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: £86.95

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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

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Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. Top Ten List of Intellectual Property Protection. Eli Whitney.
1 Overview of Intellectual Property Law.
1.1 Defining ""Intellectual Property"".
1.2 Specific Intellectual Property Vehicles.
1.2.1 Patents.
1.2.2 Trademarks and Service Marks.
1.2.3 Copyrights.
1.2.4 Trade Secrets.
1.2.5 Mask Works for Semiconductors.
1.3 Which Form of Intellectual Property Protection to Use? Cyrus McCormick.
2 The Use of Intellectual Property in Business.
2.1 Introduction to Intellectual Property Strategies.
2.2 Objectives of Intellectual Property Management.
2.3 Sole Inventor in an Alien Field.
2.4 Strategic Development of Intellectual Property.
2.5 Disgorging Patentable Inventions.
2.6 Determining What and What Not to Patent.
2.6.1 Search Results.
2.6.2 Business Factors Determining Whether to Obtain Patent Protection.
2.7 Determining Who Would Be an Appropriate Licensee to Exploit Your Invention.
2.8 Drafting Strategic Patent Claims.
2.9 Determining Where to Obtain Patents.
2.10 Determining Other Industries Which May Benefit from a License.
2.11 Ensuring Your Product Does Not Violate the Patent Rights of Others.
2.12 Policing the Market for Potential Infringements of Your Patents 2.13 The Enforcement of Process Patent Claims Against an Importer of a Product Made Abroad.
2.14 Trimming the Intellectual Property Tree.
2.15 Essay on Innovation Management. Charles Goodyear.
3 How to Read and Obtain Information from a Modern U.S. Patent.
3.1 Information Page.
3.2 Drawings.
3.3 Specification.
3.4 Claims.
3.5 Warning. George Westinghouse.
4 Introduction to Patents.
4.1 Brief History of Patent Protection.
4.1.1 Early European Patent Custom.
4.1.2 British Patent System.
4.1.3 The U.S. Constitution and the Development of the Present U.S. Patent Examination System.
4.2 Types of Patent Coverage.
4.2.1 What Is a Patent? 4.2.2 Article or Apparatus Patents.
4.2.3 Method or Process Patents.
4.2.4 Design Patents.
4.2.5 Plant Patents.
4.2.6 New Technologies.
4.3 How to Determine What to Patent and What Not to Patent.
4.3.1 Broadly, What Can and Cannot Be Patented Under the Law.
4.3.2 From a Business Standpoint, What Should Be Patented.
4.4 Broadly, What Data Goes Into a Patent.
4.4.1 Describing the Background and Essential Elements of the Invention.
4.4.2 Claiming the Invention.
4.5 What a Patent Is Not.
4.6 Inventions Relating to Atomic Weapons.
4.7 The U.S. Government's Right to Practice Your Patented Invention. John Deere.
5 Patentable Subject Matter and Utility.
5.1 What Constitutes Patentable Subject Matter.
5.1.1 Categories of Patentable Subject Matter.
5.1.2 The Invention Must Be Useful and Work for Its Intended Purpose.
5.1.3 The Invention Must Be Novel Compared to the Prior Art.
5.1.4 The Invention Must Be Non-Obvious Compared to the Prior Art.
5.1.5 Brief Commentary on Recent Developments in Categories of Patentable Subject Matter.
5.2 Utility The Invention Must Be Useful. Alfred Nobel.
6 Novelty The Invention Must Be New.
6.1 Statutory Re