Intellectual Property Law for Engineers and Scientists

ISBN-10: 0471449989
ISBN-13: 9780471449980
Edition: 2004
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List price: $134.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/7/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

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

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Top Ten List of Intellectual Property Protection
Eli Whitney
Overview of Intellectual Property Law
Defining "Intellectual Property"
Specific Intellectual Property Vehicles
Patents
Trademarks and Service Marks
Copyrights
Trade Secrets
Mask Works for Semiconductors
Which Form of Intellectual Property Protection to Use?
Cyrus McCormick
The Use of Intellectual Property in Business
Introduction to Intellectual Property Strategies
Objectives of Intellectual Property Management
Sole Inventor in an Alien Field
Strategic Development of Intellectual Property
Disgorging Patentable Inventions
Determining What and What Not to Patent
Search Results
Business Factors Determining Whether to Obtain Patent Protection
Determining Who Would Be an Appropriate Licensee to Exploit Your Invention
Drafting Strategic Patent Claims
Determining Where to Obtain Patents
Determining Other Industries Which May Benefit from a License
Ensuring Your Product Does Not Violate the Patent Rights of Others
Policing the Market for Potential Infringements of Your Patents
The Enforcement of Process Patent Claims Against an Importer of a Product Made Abroad
Trimming the Intellectual Property Tree
Essay on Innovation Management
Charles Goodyear
How to Read and Obtain Information from a Modern U.S. Patent
Information Page
Drawings
Specification
Claims
Warning
George Westinghouse
Introduction to Patents
Brief History of Patent Protection
Early European Patent Custom
British Patent System
The U.S. Constitution and the Development of the Present U.S. Patent Examination System
Types of Patent Coverage
What Is a Patent?
Article or Apparatus Patents
Method or Process Patents
Design Patents
Plant Patents
New Technologies
How to Determine What to Patent and What Not to Patent
Broadly, What Can and Cannot Be Patented Under the Law
From a Business Standpoint, What Should Be Patented
Broadly, What Data Goes Into a Patent
Describing the Background and Essential Elements of the Invention
Claiming the Invention
What a Patent Is Not
Inventions Relating to Atomic Weapons
The U.S. Government's Right to Practice Your Patented Invention
John Deere
Patentable Subject Matter and Utility
What Constitutes Patentable Subject Matter
Categories of Patentable Subject Matter
The Invention Must Be Useful and Work for Its Intended Purpose
The Invention Must Be Novel Compared to the Prior Art
The Invention Must Be Non-Obvious Compared to the Prior Art
Brief Commentary on Recent Developments in Categories of Patentable Subject Matter
Utility-The Invention Must Be Useful
Alfred Nobel
Novelty-The Invention Must Be New
Statutory Requirements
Time Limits for Filing a Patent Application 81
Prior Art Activities of the Inventor and Others That Can Defeat Patent Rights
Prior Publications, U.S. and Foreign, as Prior Art
Protecting Foreign Patent Righ

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