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  A Primer in Modern Intellectual Property Law
Summary: This is a very broad primer in intellectual property law from the perspective of its original justification, and the basic legal and institutional distinctions that accompany it in the modern period (roughly 1700-2000).
It is not only becoming easier to violate the law, due to changing technology, but it is also becoming much easier and more common for people to use the law to police their own intellectual property.
By an universal law, indeed, whatever, whether fixed or movable, belongs to all men equally and in common, is the property for the moment of him who occupies it; but when he relinquishes the occupation, the property goes with it.
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 Columbia Law : Intellectual Property
International Issues: the course will include study of laws relating to the treatment of art and objects of cultural heritage in the international context, including foreign national ownership of cultural objects, and the laws applicable to the looting, taking, transfer and possession of cultural heritage objects taken from out of the ground without permission.
Contentious issues, such as directors' intellectual property rights in their stage direction, and continuing exploitation of derivative works despite changes in the copyright status of underlying works, are also analyzed.
As intangible intellectual property rights form the core of all relationships in the music industry, an understanding of those legal rights is essential for an understanding of the workings of that industry.
www.law.columbia.edu /llm_jsd/grad_studies/courses/Intellectual_Pr   (2922 words)

 Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual property law which concerns copyright, patent, and trademark rights, as well as entertainment and communications, is one of the most exciting, important, and quickly evolving legal specialities in the United States.
The study of intellectual property law involves a challenging combination of constitutional, statutory, and policy issues; a blend of the theoretical and the practical; and contact with fascinating businesses and personalities outside the law - from medicine to the music industry.
Students interested in intellectual property are strongly encouraged to take most or all of the following courses, which are in areas that related to IP practice.
www.internationalgraduate.net /cardipl.htm   (522 words)

 California Intellectual Property Lawyer | San Francisco Copyright & Patent Attorney | Oakland, Orange County, San ...
Intellectual property is the area of law that deals with the reproduction of creative works.
A creative work is considered to be the intellectual property of its owner, and may be transferred, regulated and protected like other forms of property.
A copyright is a property right that legally gives an author four main economic rights: 1) the right to reproduce the work; 2) the right to adapt the work or to prepare derivative works; 3) the right to publicly distribute copies of the work; and 4) the right to publicly perform or display the work.
www.intellectualproperty.whglawfirm.com   (1145 words)

 Intellectual Property Law Primer
Copyright law is a "federal" law and the law does not vary from state to state (although the interpretation of the law may be different in different courts).
While copyright law is the most important intellectual property law for protecting rights in multimedia works, a multimedia developer needs to know enough about patent, trademark, and trade secret law to avoid infringing intellectual property rights owned by others and to be able tote advantage of the protection these laws provide.
Trademark law in general, whether federal or state, protects a trademark owner's commercial identity (goodwill, reputation, and investment in advertising) by giving the trademark owner the exclusive right to use the trademark on the type of goods or services for which the owner is using the trademark.
www.timestream.com /stuff/neatstuff/mmlaw.html   (6577 words)

 Curriculum Guide on Intellectual Property Law - University of Wisconsin Law School
The practice of intellectual property law -- consisting largely of the law of trademarks, copyrights, and patents -- has grown dramatically in recent years, spurred in large part by technology and the global economy.
Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce.
A common question from students interested in the intellectual property law field is whether one must have a degree in science or engineering in order to be an intellectual property lawyer.
www.law.wisc.edu /current/curriculum_guides/intellectual_property.htm   (933 words)

 Intellectual Property Law Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The intellectual property law program at The John Marshall Law School is one of the oldest and most comprehensive programs in the country.
The Russian intellectual property program was designed to educate judges, prosecutors, police, customs agents and practitioners on the basics of US intellectual property law.
Each intellectual property law scholarship is in the amount of full tuition and carries an annual stipend of $7,500.
www.jmls.edu /academics/ip_law/ip_center_main.shtml   (604 words)

 LLM Intellectual Property Law
Given the salience of intellectual property and information technology in the world economy today, it is vital that lawyers engage in understanding the "interface" of law and technology.
Teaching of the law of information technology and intellectual property follows from a foundation of historical and economic understanding of the reasons for its existence, and the tensions that exist in its current development and evolution.
The LLM in Intellectual Property Law is a taught programme extending over one year of full-time study (or two years of part-time study) commencing at the start of the Autumn semester.
www.uea.ac.uk /law/prospective_students/pg_intellectual_law.html   (778 words)

 IP Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
One of the fastest growing areas of the law, Intellectual Property (or IP law) is the foundation for many business ventures and the legal system for defining private and public interests in the growth of knowledge.
The IU School of Law-Indianapolis is well-positioned to have profound influence in the area of intellectual property law.
The law of intellectual property is vast, and while the Center will embrace issues surrounding the life sciences, it will address other critical areas of IP law as well.
indylaw.indiana.edu /centers/ip   (596 words)

 Career opportunities in intellectual property law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
In contrast, the field of law (and particularly the specialty of intellectual property law) offers a world in which those who are very good at what they do can be confident that it will be recognized and rewarded.
So all sorts of law students who would not normally have pursued IP law suddenly run off a few hundred extra resumes and send them to the IP firms, thus increasing the size of the stacks of non-techie resumes to be reviewed/thrown away.
Since intellectual property law has job prospects that are less bleak than for law as a whole, this prompts an understandable stampede to apply for intellectual property jobs.
www.patents.com /opportun.htm   (8562 words)

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Intellectual Property is an evolving field that affects the functioning of the world at large.
It is a signatory to a number of treaties and the latest amendments in intellectual property law brings Cyprus in conformity with the acquis communautaire, international intellectual property laws and the concepts that surround it.
Law for the Control of the Circulation of Goods Infringing Intellectual Property Rights of 2002: the Law generally prohibits the clearance of goods infringing intellectual property rights and affords the Customs Department the power to intervene and suspend the clearance of goods infringing intellectual property rights.
www.ldlaw.com.cy /services/intellectual.htm   (1905 words)

 UC Davis School of Law - Academics & Clinicals - Areas of Concentration - Intellectual Property Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Intellectual property is one of the strongest forces uniting countries today because, in the digital age, it is so readily transferred across national boundaries.
The UC Davis School of Law's Intellectual Property Law curriculum prepares students for this new world through a specialized curriculum devoted to the law of ideas, inventions, and other intangible forms of property.
The scholars who teach intellectual property in our classrooms are the same scholars who are contributing to leading research in the field.
www.law.ucdavis.edu /academics/intellectualLaw.shtml   (609 words)

 Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual Property Law involves evaluating the need for, and types of protection available for, inventions and trade indicia and artistic creations.
IP Law is among the fastest growing areas in the legal profession.
According to The National Law Journal, IP is the most highly compensated segment of the legal profession for both trial and non-trial attorneys.
www.uakron.edu /law/ip/index.php   (210 words)

 Intellectual property solicitors and lawyers, London | Law Firm IP legal advice
Intellectual property is one of the key considerations effecting all IT-enabled companies and knowledge-based industries.
The intellectual property vesting in creative work may have different ends to different business; it may mean a superior way of doing business; increased business agility; increased productivity or competitive edge; increased shareholder value; increased customer satisfaction and loyalty, increased revenues, and reduced costs.
Intellectual property protection enables companies to profit from their innovative capacity, cyclically funds further innovation.
www.gillhams.com /legalservices/intellectualproperty.cfm   (1124 words)

 Intellectual Property Law Program
Intellectual Property law is one of the special strengths of The University of Texas School of Law.
They also give students a solid understanding of the fundamentals of intellectual property law, an understanding that will prepare students to deal with the fast-paced technological and doctrinal changes that are likely in the coming decades.
Those courses are taught by recognized scholars in the field of intellectual property, both full-time professors at the Law School and leading intellectual property practitioners from throughout the state.
www.utexas.edu /law/academics/curriculum/intelprop   (288 words)

 Features - Update to Researching Intellectual Property Law in an International Context | LLRX.com
However, intellectual property is interesting because of the number of multilateral conventions that have been concluded in an effort to harmonize national laws.
This area of law has also expanded to encompass licensing, biotechnology and other legal or non-legal subject areas that are related to conceptions of property that are abstract in nature.
The intellectual property related legislation of the European Union is found in the CLEA database (http://clea.wipo.int/) under European Community.
www.llrx.com /features/iplaw2.htm   (4810 words)

 Intellectual Property - Guide to Intellectual Property Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) is a 16,000 member, national bar association constituted primarily of intellectual property lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community.
In law, intellectual property (IP) is an umbrella term for various legal entitlements which attach to certain types of information, ideas, or other intangibles in their expressed form.
Intellectual Property Owners Association supports member interests relating to legislative and international issues; provides news and educational services and networking opportunities for members; and disseminates information to the public on the importance of intellectual property rights.
www.hg.org /intell.html   (776 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Books: Intellectual Property Law, reissue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
After a general introductory analysis of the concept of intellectual property and its historical context, there is a clear and comprehensive exposition of the ways in which intellectual property rights are acquired, infringed, and exploited.
After a general introductory analysis of the concept of intellectual property, there is a clear and comprehensive exposition of the ways in which intellectual property rights are acquired, infringed, and exploited.
Intellectual Property Law is a clear, comprehensive, and fully up to date account of this fascinating and rapidly developing area of the law.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0198763433   (810 words)

 The Patent Law Firm of Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts - Intellectual Property Experts
Focused exclusively on the practice of intellectual property law, the firm covers all components related to Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Unfair Competition, Computer and Trade Secret Law.
By specializing in acquiring, protecting and managing ideas and innovations, Schmeiser, Olsen and Watts intellectual property experts stay abreast of all new rules and regulations governing the protection of unique ideas.
This allows us to skillfully guide our clients through the legal corridors of intellectual property law, thus avoiding or removing obstacles and pitfalls they might encounter along the way.
www.iplawusa.com   (341 words)

 Suffolk University Law School : Academic Programs : Intellectual Property
Suffolk was one of the first law schools in the country to offer a course entitled Litigating Technology Disputes, which focuses on tactics and strategies relevant to serving the intellectual property client in the litigation setting.
Suffolk was one of the first law schools in the country to offer a course in the licensing of intellectual property law.
The Intellectual Property Law Student Association sponsors frequent events and programs for those involved in the intellectual property area, while the Journal of High Technology Law serves as a vehicle for both concentrators and other Suffolk law students to pursue substantive and pioneering topics in intellectual property research and writing.
www.law.suffolk.edu /academic/ip   (966 words)

 Intellectual Property Law
The Intellectual Property Law Program at Lewis & Clark invites you to explore the world of possibilities in the thriving field of Intellectual Property Law and to engage the powerful resources available to members of our community.
The increased public recognition of the role of intellectual property policy in our innovation-based economy continues to drive demand for attorneys skilled at helping clients manage technology, information resources, and creative assets strategically in a complex, fast-moving environment.
We provide rising intellectual property practitioners not only a comprehensive grasp of the substantive law governing patents, copyrights, and trademarks, but also the proper foundation in administrative agency practice, business transactions, and litigation.
law.lclark.edu /dept/ip   (167 words)

 Law: Intellectual Property
Failing to take appropriate action to safeguard this intellectual property could lead to liability and a loss of assets, particularly if such a failure is deemed to be negligence.
Protecting intellectual property has always been an option for MLSs, brokers, and other owners of listing content, but until recently, there was little need to be concerned about copyright and other forms of intellectual property law.
Specifically, a listing’s original content elements, including photographs of the property, list price, floor plans and drawings, and remarks by the listing agent on aspects of the property or neighborhood are eligible for protection under copyright law.
www.realtor.org /rmomag.NSF/pages/lawnov06?OpenDocument   (914 words)

 ASIL Electronic Resource Guide
International intellectual property law is a patchwork area of intersecting multilateral and bilateral agreements and their resulting harmonization of national laws.
As such, intellectual property laws often define both what can and cannot be done with the intellectual property itself and what one can do with a copy of that property that you lawfully possess.
Stefanie Weigmann, Researching Intellectual Property Law in an International Context and Update to Researching Intellectual Property in an International Context (http://www.llrx.com/features/iplaw2.htm) is a somewhat dated but extremely well organized guide to print and electronic sources of international intellectual property law, including numerous practical tips and links to national domestic laws.
www.asil.org /resource/ip1.htm   (6485 words)

 Intellectual property at freeadvice.com, with attorneys - lawyers who help in intellectual law cases
Intellectual Property Law includes the fields of law governing Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks and Trade Secrets.
Computer Law and Internet Law are so heavily intertwined with Intellectual Property issues, we are including those topics in this Practice Area as well.
In a broad sense, a "patent" is the grant of some property or privilege made by a government to an individual.
www.freeadvice.com /law/568us.htm   (830 words)

 Legal Research Guide - Intellectual Property Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Several law schools and the Electronic Frontier Foundation join to provide this database of cease & desist letters and information about intellectual property and free speech law.
Established in 1972, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) is a U.S. trade association for owners of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.
Intellectual property law blog, rethink(ip) created 4 RSS feeds for those who want to follow developments at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
www.virtualchase.com /topics/intellectual_property.shtml   (7169 words)

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