Intellectual Property Law for Engineers and Scientists (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 9, 2004 - Law - 511 pages
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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.

  

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Contents

1 Overview of Intellectual Property Law
4
Cyrus McCormick
9
2 The Use of Intellectual Property in Business
12
Charles Goodyear
31
3 How to Read and Obtain Information from a Modern US Patent
35
George Westinghouse
47
4 Introduction to Patents
51
John Deere
69
15 Patentability of Biotechnology Inventions
259
Rosalind Franklin James Watson Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins
273
16 Business Method Protection
278
Wilbur and Orville Wright
287
17 Foreign Patent Protection
294
Robert Goddard
301
18 Enforcement of the Patent Right
306
Charles Kettering
317

5 Patentable Subject Matter and Utility
72
Alfred Nobel
75
6 NoveltyThe Invention Must Be New
81
Louis Pasteur
87
7 Requirement of NonObviousness for Patentability
92
Alexander Graham Bell
103
8 The Patenting Process
112
Thomas Edison
129
9 Novelty Infringement and Other Searches
135
George Eastman
141
10 Patent Application
145
Ottmar Mergenthaler
155
11 Claims of a Patent Application
159
Nicolaus Otto
171
Rudolf Diesel
175
12 Prosecution of a Patent Application
180
Nikola Tesla
193
13 Design Patents
203
Herman Hollerith
211
14 Protection of ComputerRelated Inventions
215
Hedy Lamarr
255
19 Ownership and Transfer of Patent Rights
322
Philo Farnsworth
337
20 Employment Contracts and NonCompete Restrictions
350
William Lear
369
21 The Engineer and Scientist as Expert Witness and Ethics
372
Luther Burbank
383
22 Copyrights as a Vehicle for Technology Protection
386
John BardeenWalter Brattain and William Shockley
405
23 The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 DMCAAn Overview
412
Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce
419
24 Mask Work Protection
425
Federico Faggin Marcian Hoff and Stanley Mazor
429
25 Trade Secrets
432
Stephen Wozniak
443
26 Trademarks
447
Percy Julian
457
27 Cybersquatting
461
Current Events
467
Bibliography
475
Index
495
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

HOWARD B. ROCKMAN is a patent attorney currently practicing with Reed Smith in Chicago. He is also an adjunct professor at John Marshall Law School and at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Engineering.

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