Intellectual Property in New Technological Age, Revised Fourth Edition / Edition 4

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Known for its broad, accessible coverage of both traditional and cutting-edge issues, Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age is the cornerstone of a proven teaching package.

Strengthened and refined through years of successful classroom use, the casebook:

• covers the full range of legal protections for intellectual property: trade secret, patent law, copyright law, trademarks/trade dress, state and federal intellectual property protections, protections for computer software, and a general overview of antitrust law

• integrates cases and materials with challenging practice problems

• is enriched by a law and economics perspective that provides students with an analytical tool for a meaningful examination of the subject

• offers outstanding treatment of new media issues, such as computer software

• is reinforced by an annual statutory and case supplement which includes an introduction to biotechnology as well as all of the latest legal developments in IP

• features an extremely helpful Teacher’s Manual with alternative syllabi for teaching the book in three- and four-credit comprehensive courses Look for this important new material in the Fourth Edition:

• coverage of the Supreme Court’s decision in Ebay v. MercExchange and its effect on patent remedies

• many new problems and updated references to scholarly literature

• Companion Website:

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735569898
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 7/25/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1221
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



1: Introduction

A. Philosophical Perspectives

B. Overview of Intellectual Property

2: Trade Secret Protection

A. Introduction

B. Subject Matter

C. Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

D. Agreements to Keep Secrets

E. Remedies

3: Patent Law

A. Introduction

B. The Elements of Patentability

C. Infringement

D. Defenses

E. International Patent Law

F. Remedies

G. Design and Plant Patents

4: Copyright Law

A. Introduction

B. Requirements

C. Copyrightable Subject Matter

D. Ownership and Duration

E. Rights of Copyright Owners

F. Defenses

G. International Issues in Copyright

H. Remedies

5: Trademarks and Trade Dress

A. Introduction

B. What Can Be Protected as a Trademark?

C. Establishment and Extension of Trademark Rights

D. Infringement

E. Defenses

F. Remedies

6: State Intellectual Property Law and Federal Preemption

A. State Intellectual Property Law

B. Federal Preemption

7: Protection of Computer Software

A. The Economics of Computer Markets

B. Trade Secret Protection

C. Copyright Law

D. Patent Protection

E. Trademark and Trade Dress

F. Sui Generis Protection of Computer Technology

8: Intellectual Property and Competition Policy

A. Principles of Antitrust Law

B. Monopolization

C. Agreements to Restrain Trade

D. Mergers and Acquisitions

Table of Cases

Table of Statutes and Regulations

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