Introduction to Intellectual Property
Copyright Year: 2021
ISBN 13: 9781951693350
Conditions of Use
The textbook covers many facets and ideas on copyright and patents, as well as a helpful index and glossary. Very well done on the coverage of content. read more
The textbook covers many facets and ideas on copyright and patents, as well as a helpful index and glossary. Very well done on the coverage of content.
The content, to the best of my knowledge, is accurate, error free, and is as unbiased as possible.
The content is up-to-date, as it was created very recently. The majority of the information will not change rapidly over time; trademark, patents, and copyright are constant concepts in the world, generally unchanging.
The text is written at a level most if not all people will be able to understand. The glossary and index are available to support those who need it as well.
The textbook framework is consistent and well-done. The chapters are broken into manageable parts and offer assessment questions throughout.
The chapters are well-crafted and have cognitive breaks with videos and images. It might be beneficial to consider making some of the images smaller as they can be quite large and overwhelming.
The textbook is organized well, thought it might be beneficial to equally represent copyright like the patent and trademark sections. Patent and trademark each have two chapters, while copyright is only one. As there is so much information about Creative Commons licensing and open sourced content, it seems like it could be it's own chapter rather than squeezed in with copyright.
The text does not have any navigation problems, distortion of images, or other issues which might confuse the user.
The text contains no grammatical errors.
The topic is not culturally insensitive or offensive. The source material includes diverse perspectives.
Table of Contents
- Preface and Foreward
- Patent Basics
- Patent Enforcement
- Copyright Basics
- Trademark Basics
- Trade Secret Basics
- Answer Key
About the Book
Introduction to Intellectual Property provides a clear, effective introduction to patents, copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets. The text may be used by students and instructors in formal courses, as well as those applying intellectual property considerations to entrepreneurship, marketing, law, computer science, engineering, design, or other fields. The luminaries involved with this project represent the forefront of knowledge and experience, and the material offers considerable examples and scenarios, as well as exercises and references.
Introduction to Intellectual Property was originally developed by the Michelson 20MM Foundation, released under the title The Intangible Advantage.
About the Contributors
David Kline was a Pulitzer-Prize-nominated journalist and author who covered some of the world’s most important stories over the last 30 years for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Rolling Stone, the Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, CBS and NBC TV, and other national media. He was also a contributing writer for Wired magazine for many years. In more recent years, Kline wrote on a variety of business and technology topics, with a special focus on intellectual property issues. His bestselling book Rembrandts in the Attic from Harvard Business Press is considered the seminal work on patent strategy within corporate America, and it has helped to shape the direction of corporate and policy-maker thinking on patent issues. In 2016, Kline was named one of the “World’s Top 300 Intellectual Property Strategists” by Intellectual Asset Management magazine.
David Kappos is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost leaders in the field of intellectual property, including intellectual property management and strategy, the development of global intellectual property norms, laws and practices as well as commercialization and enforcement of innovation based assets. From August 2009 to January 2013, Mr. Kappos served as Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In that role, he advised the President, Secretary of Commerce and the Administration on intellectual property policy matters. As Director of the USPTO, he led the Agency in dramatically reengineering its entire management and operational systems as well as its engagement with the global innovation community. He was instrumental in achieving the greatest legislative reform of the U.S. patent system in generations through passage and implementation of the Leahy Smith America Invents Act, signed into law by the President in September 2011.