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Intellectual property in the new technological age

Author: Robert P Merges; Peter Seth Menell; Mark A Lemley
Publisher: Gaithersburg : Aspen Law & Business, ©2000.
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Merges, Robert P.
Intellectual property in the new technological age.
Gaithersburg : Aspen Law & Business, ©2000
(OCoLC)741959235
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert P Merges; Peter Seth Menell; Mark A Lemley
ISBN: 0735512264 9780735512269
OCLC Number: 43036904
Notes: Revised edition of: Intellectual property in the new technological age / Robert P. Merges [and others]. c1997.
Accompanied by: Case and statutory supplements.
Description: xxxii, 1224 pages ; 25 cm + teacher's manual
Contents: 1. Introduction --
A. Philosophical Perspectives --
1. Natural Rights Perspective --
John Locke, Two Treatises on Government --
2. Personhood Perspective --
Margaret Jane Radin, Property and Personhood --
3. Utilitarian/Economic Incentive Perspective --
B. Overview of Intellectual Property --
1. Trade Secret --
2. Patent --
3. Copyright --
4. Trademark/Trade Dress --
2. Trade Secret Protection --
A. Introduction --
1. History --
2. Overview of Trade Secret Protection --
Uniform Trade Secrets Act, with 1985 Amendments --
3. Theory of Trade Secrets --
B. Subject Matter --
1. Defining Trade Secrets --
Metallurgical Industries, Inc. v. Fourtek, Inc. --
2. Reasonable Efforts to Maintain Secrecy --
Rockwell Graphic Systems, Inc. v. DEV Industries, Inc. --
Note on Fencing Costs and Trade Secrets --
3. Disclosure of Trade Secrets --
C. Misappropriation of Trade Secrets --
1. Improper Means --
E.I. duPont de Nemours and Co. v. Rolfe Christopher --
2. Confidential Relationship --
Smith v. Dravo Corp. --
3. Reverse Engineering --
Chicago Lock Co. v. Fanberg --
4. Special Case of Departing Employees --
a. Can Employees "Raid" Their Company? --
b. Right to Compete --
Note on the "Inevitable Disclosure" of Trade Secrets --
c. Can Employees Take Their Own Inventions? --
Wexler v. Greenberg --
Note on the Common Law Obligation to Assign Inventions --
Note on Trailer Clauses --
D. Agreements to Keep Secrets --
Warner-Lambert Pharmaceutical Co. v. Reynolds, Inc. --
E. Remedies --
Uniform Trade Secrets Act, [sections]2-4 --
1. Injunctions --
K-2 Ski Co. v. Head Ski Co., Inc. --
Note on Criminal Trade Secrets Statutes --
Note on Federal Criminal Liability for Trade Secret Misappropriation --
3. Patent Law --
A. Introduction --
1. Historical Background --
2. Overview of the Patent Laws --
a. Requirements for Patentability --
b. Rights Conferred by a Patent --
Note on the Procedures for Obtaining a Patent --
3. Theories of Patent Law --
B. Elements of Patentability --
1. Patentable Subject Matter --
Diamond v. Chakrabarty --
Parke-Davis and Co. v. H.K. Mulford Co. --
Note on Patenting "Abstract Ideas" --
Note on Patenting Business Methods and "Printed Matter" --
2. Utility --
Brenner v. Manson --
Note on Different Types of Utility --
3. Novelty and Statutory Bars --
35 U.S.C. [section]102. Conditions for Patentability; Novelty and Loss of Right to Patent --
a. Nature of Novelty --
Rosaire v. National Lead Co. --
Note on the Inherency Doctrine --
b. Statutory Bars: Publications --
In re Hall --
c. Statutory Bars: Public Use --
Egbert v. Lippmann --
d. Experimental Use Exception --
City of Elizabeth v. Pavement Co. --
e. Priority Rules and the First to Invent --
35 U.S.C. [section]102(g). Novelty and Loss of Right --
Griffith v. Kanamaru --
Note on the GATT Amendments --
4. Nonobviousness --
Graham v. John Deere Co. --
a. Combining References --
In re Vaeck --
b. "Secondary" Considerations --
5. Describing and Enabling the Invention --
Incandescent Lamp Patent --
Note on the Written Description Requirement --
Gentry Gallery v. The Berkline Corp. --
Note on "Analog" Claims in Chemical and Biotechnology Patents: An Exploration of Patent Breadth --
C. Infringement --
1. Claim Interpretation --
a. Interpretive Sources --
i. Claim Language --
ii. Patent Specification --
iii. Prosecution History --
iv. Extrinsic Evidence --
b. Canons of Construction --
i. Claim-Specification Relationship --
ii. Patentee as Lexicographer --
iii. Claim Differentiation --
iv. Presumptive Breadth --
c. Interpretive Procedures --
Note on the Proper Role of Judge and Jury in Patent Cases --
2. Literal Infringement --
Larami Corp. v. Amron --
3. Doctrine of Equivalents --
Graver Tank and Mfg. v. Linde Air Products --
Warner-Jenkinson Co. v. Hilton Davis Chem. Co., Inc. --
Note: What Is an Element? --
Note on the Problem of Later-Developed Technologies --
4. "Reverse" Doctrine of Equivalents --
5. Equivalents for Means-Plus-Function Claims --
6. Contributory Infringement --
C.R. Bard, Inc. v. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems Inc. --
Note on Inducement --
D. Defenses --
1. "Experimental Use" Defense --
2. Inequitable Conduct --
Kingsdown Medical Consultants, Ltd. v. Hollister Inc. --
3. Patent Misuse --
Motion Picture Patents Company v. Universal Film Manufacturing Company et al. --
35 U.S.C. [section]271(d). Infringement of Patent --
Note on the Scope of the Patent Misuse Doctrine --
E. International Patent Law --
1. Procedural Rules --
2. Substantive Harmonization and GATT-TRIPs --
F. Remedies --
1. Injunctions --
H.H. Robertson Co. v. United Steel Deck --
2. Damages: Reasonable Royalty and Lost Profits --
Note on the Frontiers of Lost Profits Damages --
G. Design and Plant Patents --
1. Design Patents --
a. Introduction --
b. Requirements for Patentability --
i. Novelty --
ii. Nonobviousness --
iii. Ornamentality --
iv. Functionality --
c. Claim Requirements and Procedure --
d. Infringement --
2. Plant Patents --
a. Plant Patent Act --
b. Plant Variety Protection Act --
4. Copyright Law --
A. Introduction --
1. Brief History of Copyright Protection --
2. Overview of the Copyright Regime --
3. Philosophical Perspectives on Copyright Protection --
B. Requirements --
17 U.S.C. [section]102. Subject Matter of Copyright --
1. Original Works of Authorship --
H.R. Rep. No. 94-1476 (1976) --
Feist Publications v. Rural Telephone Service --
2. Fixation in a Tangible Medium of Expression --
H.R. Rep. No. 94-1476 (1976) --
3. Formalities --
a. Notice --
b. Publication --
c. Registration --
d. Deposit --
Note on the Restoration of Foreign Copyrighted Works --
C. Copyrightable Subject Matter --
1. Limitations on Copyrightability: Distinguishing Function and Expression --
a. Idea-Expression Dichotomy --
17 U.S.C. [section]102(b). Subject Matter of Copyright: In General --
Baker v. Selden --
Morrissey v. Procter and Gamble --
b. Useful Article Doctrine --
17 U.S.C. [section]101. Pictorial, Graphic, and Sculptural Works --
H.R. Rep. No. 94-1476, 94th Cong., 2d Sess., 47, 54-55 (1976) --
Brandir International, Inc. v. Cascade Pacific Lumber Co. --
c. Government Works --
2. Domain and Scope of Copyright Protection --
17 U.S.C. [section]102. Subject Matter of Copyright: In General --
H.R. Rep. No. 94-1476, 94th Cong., 2d Sess. (1976) --
a. Literary Works --
b. Pictorial, Graphic, and Sculptural Works --
c. Architectural Works --
d. Dramatic, Pantomime, and Choreographic Works --
e. Musical Works and Sound Recordings --
f. Motion Pictures and Other Audiovisual Works --
g. Derivative Works and Compilations --
Roth Greeting Cards v. United Card Co. --
Note on the Rights of Authors and Publishers in Electronic Compilations --
D. Ownership and Duration --
1. Initial Ownership of Copyrights --
a. Works for Hire --
Community for Creative Non-Violence et al. v. Reid --
b. Joint Works --
c. Collective Works --
Problems --
2. Duration and Renewal --
3. Division, Transfer, and Termination of Transfers --
a. Division and Transfer of Copyright Interests Under the 1909 Act --
b. Division and Transfer of Copyright Interests Under the 1976 Act --
c. Termination of Transfers --
E. Rights of Copyright Owners --
17 U.S.C. [section]106. Exclusive Rights in Copyrighted Works --
1. Right to Make Copies --
a. Copying --
Arnstein v. Porter --
b. Improper Appropriation --
Nichols v. Universal Pictures Corp --
Steinberg v. Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. --
Limitations on the Exclusive Right to Copy --
2. Right to Prepare Derivative Works.
Other Titles: Intellectual property in the new technological age.
Responsibility: Robert P. Merges, Peter S. Menell, Mark A. Lemley.

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