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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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


Realising Farmers' Rights to Crop Genetic Resources: Success Stories and Best Practices

by Regine Andersen & Tone Winge

Farmers' Rights are essential for maintaining crop genetic diversity, which is the basis of all food and agricultural production in the world. The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and...


African Contributions in Shaping the Worldwide Intellectual Property System

by Tshimanga Kongolo

Africa is playing an increasingly more significant role in the domain of international intellectual property law, and this book underlines the contributions made by African countries as a group to the development...


International Communications: The International Telecommunication Union and the Universal Postal Union

by Francis Lyall

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) are the two major international organisations that are involved in the regulation of international communications. The ITU...


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...


Biotechnological Inventions: Moral Restraints and Patent Law

by Oliver Mills

Advances in modern biotechnology have produced profound and far-reaching implications for the relationship between humans, animals and the environment. As a result, a debate has arisen surrounding the legal,...


Food Security, Biological Diversity and Intellectual Property Rights

by Muriel Lightbourne

This volume advances the claim that the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) adopted in 2001 is the only existing international agreement with the potential...


Copyright Questions and Answers for Information Professionals: From the Columns of Against the Grain

by Laura N. Gasaway

Copyright law is a critical issue for authors, librarians, publishers, and information vendors. It is also a complex area, with many shades of gray. Librarians continually need to seek answers to questions ranging...


Copyright Industries and the Impact of Creative Destruction: Copyright Expansion and the Publishing Industry

by Jiabo Liu

This book examines the relationship between the legal extension of copyright duration as an enduring means of copyright protection and the growth of the UK book publishing industry as a typical creative industry...