|Rockman, Howard B.|
Intellectual Property Law for Engineers and Scientists
1. Edition June 2004
2004. 544 Pages, Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-471-44998-0 - John Wiley & Sons
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Written to provide engineers and scientists with a coherent book on how to protect their inventions and creations, Intellectual Property Law for Engineers and Scientists provides readers with a solid foundation to help them know when and why it's necessary to seek advice before valuable rights are lost or the rights of others are infringed. 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 entrepreneurs establish a non-conflicting enterprise when leaving their prior employment.
From the contents
Top Ten List of Intellectual Property Protection.
1 Overview of Intellectual Property Law.
2 The Use of Intellectual Property in Business.
3 How to Read and Obtain Information from a Modern U.S. Patent.
4 Introduction to Patents.
5 Patentable Subject Matter and Utility.
6 Novelty--The Invention Must Be New.
7 Requirement of Non-Obviousness 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 Computer-Related Inventions.
Invention Must Set Forth the Subject Matter the Inventor Considers as the Invention.
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.
19 Ownership and Transfer of Patent Rights.
20 Employment Contracts and Non-Compete Restrictions.
21 The Engineer and Scientist as Expert Witness; and Ethics.
22 Copyrights as a Vehicle for Technology Protection.
John Bardeen,Walter Brattain, and William Shockley.
23 The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA)--An Overview.
Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce.
24 Mask Work Protection.
Federico Faggin, Marcian Hoff, and Stanley Mazor.
25 Trade Secrets.