Intellectual Property Law for Engineers and Scientists (Google eBook)
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.
15 Patentability of Biotechnology Inventions
Rosalind Franklin James Watson Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins
16 Business Method Protection
Wilbur and Orville Wright
17 Foreign Patent Protection
18 Enforcement of the Patent Right
5 Patentable Subject Matter and Utility
6 NoveltyThe Invention Must Be New
7 Requirement of NonObviousness for Patentability
Alexander Graham Bell
8 The Patenting Process
9 Novelty Infringement and Other Searches
10 Patent Application
11 Claims of a Patent Application
12 Prosecution of a Patent Application
13 Design Patents
14 Protection of ComputerRelated Inventions
19 Ownership and Transfer of Patent Rights
20 Employment Contracts and NonCompete Restrictions
21 The Engineer and Scientist as Expert Witness and Ethics
22 Copyrights as a Vehicle for Technology Protection
John BardeenWalter Brattain and William Shockley
23 The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 DMCAAn Overview
Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce
24 Mask Work Protection
Federico Faggin Marcian Hoff and Stanley Mazor
25 Trade Secrets