Intellectual Property Rights: Critical Concepts in Law, Volume 3

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D. Vaver
Taylor & Francis, 2006 - Copyright - 368 pages
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Contents

new technologies legal innovation
7
Second lecture on discoveries and inventions
31
A poor mans tale of a patent
37
The economic theory concerning patents for inventions
43
a review and a modest proposal
63
exclusive rights
84
Are business method patents bad for business?
145
Patent protection of broad claims
159
Equivalents and the importance of prior limiting statements
231
rethinking intellectual property rights
261
sound and fury ?
274
Intellectual property rights and global food security
315
Enclosure intellectual property and lifesciences research
339
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About the author (2006)

David Vaver, M.A. (Oxon.), B.A., LL.B. (Auck), J.D. (Chicago), is the Reuters Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, Oxford University, the Director of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre at St. Peter's College, Oxford, and a Professorial Fellow of St. Peter's College. Before coming to Oxford in 1998, he taught intellectual property law for some 27 years, variously at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Auckland in New Zealand.
Professor Vaver was the founder of the "Intellectual Property Journal" and its first Editor-in-Chief until 1998. He remains a consultant editor. He also served as an adviser to the Department of Canadian Heritage on the reform of Canadian copyright law, including the 1997 amendments to the "Copyright Act". He has researched and written extensively on national and international intellectual property law and policy, and his works are often cited by courts and legal writers. He is the author of "Intellectual Property Law: Copyright, Patents, Trade-Marks" (1997) in Irwin Law's Essential of Canadian Law series.

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