Fundamentals Of Intellectual Property Law by Stephen McjohnFundamentals Of Intellectual Property Law by Stephen Mcjohn

Fundamentals Of Intellectual Property Law

byStephen Mcjohn, Lorie Graham

Paperback | August 7, 2016

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Are Neanderthal genes patentable? May a fan write Harry Potter 8? Could shut down Amazon Books, a women's bookstore? Is there copyright in a student's class paper? Could a new rapper style herself M&M without infringing on the other rapper or the candy in a wrapper?

This "friendly introduction" to the legal complexities of intellectual property is an written especially for undergraduate students whose future careers will intersect with IP: an ideal resource for classes in business, engineering, technology students, computer design, biotechnology, design and computer graphics, architecture, and many more. As evidenced by the multitude of examples discussed and illustrated in this textbook, intellectual property has some bearing on nearly every area of life today.

Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Lawcovers the legal issues, of course, but it is equally about authors, artists, inventors, and entrepreneurs - and how intellectual property law affects them. The authors, both experienced law school professors who regularly teach IP law and related topics, give the lay of the land by examining the fundamental pillars of copyrights, patents, and trademarks, along with more far-reaching topics. They use entertaining examples and provocative questions to explain the precepts and encourage more exploration.

Not meant to be a book for lawyers or law students, it skips fine distinctions and heavy legalese. For the many students and professionals whose career intersects with IP issues, this is an accessible, accurate, and thought-provoking introduction to a complex yet fundamentally important subject.

Stephen McJohnandLorie Grahamare both professors of law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts.
Title:Fundamentals Of Intellectual Property LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:382 pages, 10.83 × 8.49 × 0.89 inPublished:August 7, 2016Publisher:American Bar AssociationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1634252535

ISBN - 13:9781634252539


Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Copyright: What, Why, When, Whence?
Chapter 2: What Is Copyrighted: A Creative Work of Authorship in Tangible Form
Chapter 3: Movie Rights, Book Deals, Recording Contracts, Free Software: Copyright Transactions
Chapter 4: Ideas Are Not Copyrighted
Chapter 5: Formalities: For Want of a ©, the Kingdom Was Lost
Chapter 6: Fair Use: Excelsior!
Chapter 7: Copyright Lawsuits
Chapter 8: Patentable Inventions: Products and Processes
Chapter 9: Nonpatentable: Humans, Nature, Ideas
Chapter 10: New, Useful, and Nonobvious
Chapter 11: Getting a Patent
Chapter 12: To Patent or Not to Patent
Chapter 13: Patent Litigation: The Sport of Kings
Chapter 14: Trademarks
Chapter 15: Requirements To Be a Mark
Chapter 16: Choosing, Registering, and Owning a Trademark
Chapter 17: Trademark Infringement: Confusingly Similar?
Chapter 18: Trade Secrets
Chapter 19: Trade Secrets and Employees
Chapter 20: International Intellectual Property
Chapter 21: Indigenous Peoples and Intellectual Property
Chapter 22: Internet IP: Brave New World