Patent, Copyright and Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference / Edition 7

Patent, Copyright and Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference / Edition 7

by Stephen Elias, Richard Stim
     
 

ISBN-10: 1413300553

ISBN-13: 9781413300550

Pub. Date: 05/01/2004

Publisher: NOLO

The most concise and comprehensive explanations of intellectual property law available!

Whether you're an Edison, Faulkner or Jobs, you need Patent, Copyright & Trademark.

Intellectual property law has rapidly produced its own language. But don't count on understanding it right off the bat -- the language baffles lawyers and lay folk alike. Whether

Overview

The most concise and comprehensive explanations of intellectual property law available!

Whether you're an Edison, Faulkner or Jobs, you need Patent, Copyright & Trademark.

Intellectual property law has rapidly produced its own language. But don't count on understanding it right off the bat -- the language baffles lawyers and lay folk alike. Whether you're an inventor, designer, writer or programmer, you need to understand the language of intellectual property law to intelligently deal with such issues as:

  • who owns creative works or valuable information
    how these owners can protect and enforce their ownership rights
  • how disputes between intellectual-property owners can be resolved
  • how ownership rights can best be transferred to others
  • and many more

    With this essential guide, you will:
  • get clear overviews of relevant laws
  • understand the different kinds of protection offered by patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets -- and which apply to your work
  • get a plain-English definition of every term you're likely to come across
  • find the information you need, quickly and easily -- all entries are organized by topic and extensively cross-referenced

    The 9th edition is completely updated to provide the latest law and court decisions, new definitions and additional resources. It also covers new topics such as "patent trolls" and the Supreme Court's decision in KSR v. Teleflex.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781413300550
    Publisher:
    NOLO
    Publication date:
    05/01/2004
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    570
    Product dimensions:
    6.70(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.00(d)

    Table of Contents

    Introduction

    How Intellectual Property Law Works
    Determining What Rights Apply to Your Work
    Intellectual Property Laws Chart
    Self-Help Intellectual Property Resources From Nolo
    Your Legal Companion

    Part 1: Patent Law

    Overview
    Definitions
    Forms
    Statutes

    Part 2: Copyright Law

    Overview
    Definitions
    Forms
    Statutes

    Part 3: Trademark Law

    Overview
    Definitions
    Forms
    Statutes

    Part 4: Trade Secret Law

    Overview
    Definitions
    Forms
    Statutes

    Index

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