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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

by Timothy Lee Wherry

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AGERANGE: Ages 11 to Adult.

Patent, copyright, and trademark questions are very common in all library settings, and answering these questions has never been easy. Because of technology, many new types of "intellectual property" exist, including Internet sites and digital media. Thanks to this new volume by Wherry, librarians can breathe a sigh of relief as he provides clear concise information on this complicated and multifaceted topic. Wherry carefully explains the difference between patents, copyrights, and trademarks and when one would want to obtain any one or a combination of the three. He goes on to instruct readers on how technology has simplified the process of both searching and acquiring these three types of intellectual property protection. He manages to take very complicated issues and break them down so that they can be easily explained to anyone who needs this information. There are question-and-answer sections at the end of each chapter, and Wherry includes a variety of examples to define each of his explanations. He also includes an easy-to-use index and two appendixes. The first appendix has the Intellectual Property codes in verse written by Yehuda Berlinger, providing an amusing poetic way to understand three very complex issues. The other lists the Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries throughout the country. This informative and necessary volume is a must have for any professional reference collection. Reviewer: Shari Fesko
April 2008 (Vol. 31, No. 1)

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