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Intellectual Property and Development

by Keith E. Maskus & Carsten Fink

International policies toward protecting intellectual property rights have seen profound changes over the past two decades. Rules on how to protect patents, copyright, trademarks and other forms of intellectual...


Fan Fiction and Copyright: Outsider Works and Intellectual Property Protection

by Aaron Schwabach

As long as there have been fans, there has been fan fiction. There seems to be a fundamental human need to tell additional stories about the characters after the book, series, play or movie is over. But developments...


The Complete Guide to Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks: What You Need to Know Explained Simply

by Matthew L Cole

The Complete Guide to Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks will provide you with all the information you need to know about acquiring, registering, maintaining, and protecting your intellectual property. A patent...


Copyright Handbook, The: What Every Writer Needs to Know

by Stephen Fishman

This must have handbook for writers and artists provides every necessary form to protect written expression under U.S. and international copyright law. With step-by-step instructions, it illustrates how to:...


Intellectual Property Laws USA: Speedy Study Guides

by Speedy Publishing

No matter what segment of United States law you are studying, it can be difficult to keep it all straight. When it comes to intellectual property laws, learning how they work and how to follow them can be quite...


Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge in the Global Economy: Translating Geographical Indications for Development

by Teshager W. Dagne

Arising from recent developments at the international level, many developing countries, indigenous peoples and local communities are considering using geographical indications (GIs) to protect traditional knowledge,...


The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle

by Peter Baldwin

Today’s copyright wars can seem unprecedented. Sparked by the digital revolution that has made copyright—and its violation—a part of everyday life, fights over intellectual property have pitted creators,...


Uncollecting Cheever: The Family of John Cheever vs. Academy Chicago Publishers

by Anita Miller

The story of how little Academy Chicago Publishers (co-owned by the author and her husband, Jordan Miller) tried to publish the late John Cheever's uncollected short stories, and was blocked from doing so by...


Creative Commons: a user guide

by Simone Aliprandi & Carlo Piana

Here is an operational manual which guides creators step by step in the world of Creative Commons licenses, the most famous and popular licenses for free distribution of intellectual products. Without neglecting...


Innovation & Intellectual Property: Collaborative Dynamics in Africa

by Jeremy de Beer, Chris Armstrong & Chidi Oguamanam

The Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open A.I.R.) project focused on the intersection of innovation, intellectual property (IP), and development in Africa and this book offers its research findings....


Scientific Authorship: Credit and Intellectual Property in Science

by Mario Biagioli & Peter Galison

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Patent Trolls: Predatory Litigation and the Smothering of Innovation

by William J. Watkins & William F. Shughart II

Stiflers of innovation, patent trolls use overbroad patents based on dated technology to threaten litigation and bring infringement suits against inventors. Trolls, also known as nonpracticing entities (NPEs),...


Health Technologies and International Intellectual Property Law: A Precautionary Approach

by Phoebe Li

The global transmission of infectious diseases has fuelled the need for a more developed legal framework in international public health to provide prompt and specific guidance during a large-scale emergency....


The World Beyond Digital Rights Management

by Jude Umeh

The battle to protect intellectual property and commercial rights in the digital world remains fierce, with content owners under constant threat from file-sharing networks and illegal download sites. Jude Umeh...


Idea to Invention: What You Need to Know to Cash In on Your Inspiration

by Patricia Nolan-Brown

Tap into your inner inventor-and turn creative ideas into lucrative products.


The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World

by Lawrence Lessig

The Internet revolution has come. Some say it has gone. In The Future of Ideas, Lawrence Lessig explains how the revolution has produced a counterrevolution of potentially devastating power and effect. Creativity...


New Technologies and Human Rights: Challenges to Regulation

by Mario Viola de Azevedo Cunha & Norberto Nuno Gomes de Andrade

Whilst advances in biotechnology and information technology have undoubtedly resulted in better quality of life for mankind, they can also bring about global problems. The legal response to the challenges caused...


Visual Arts and the Law: A Handbook for Professionals

by Judith B Prowda

This essential handbook offers art professionals and collectors an accessible legal analysis of important principles in art law, as well as a practical guide to legal rights when creating, buying, selling and...


The Pocket Legal Companion to Patents: A Friendly Guide to Protecting and Profiting from Patents

by Carl Battle

Many great ideas fail because the inventors do not take the appropriate steps to protect, promote, and profit from their ideas. This friendly guide will walk you through everything that needs to be done before...


Intellectual Property: The Tough New Realities That Could Make or Break Your Business

by Paul Goldstein

The definitive guide to intellectual property for business managers 

How can a product of the mind—an innovation, a song, a logo, a business secret—become the subject of precise property rights? No idea...