Making and Unmaking Intellectual Property

Creative Production in Legal and Cultural Perspective

Author: Mario Biagioli,Peter Jaszi,Martha Woodmansee

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226907090

Category: History

Page: 466

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Rules regulating access to knowledge are no longer the exclusive province of lawyers and policymakers and instead command the attention of anthropologists, economists, literary theorists, political scientists, artists, historians, and cultural critics. This burgeoning interdisciplinary interest in “intellectual property” has also expanded beyond the conventional categories of patent, copyright, and trademark to encompass a diverse array of topics ranging from traditional knowledge to international trade. Though recognition of the central role played by “knowledge economies” has increased, there is a special urgency associated with present-day inquiries into where rights to information come from, how they are justified, and the ways in which they are deployed. Making and Unmaking Intellectual Property, edited by Mario Biagioli, Peter Jaszi, and Martha Woodmansee, presents a range of diverse—and even conflicting—contemporary perspectives on intellectual property rights and the contested sources of authority associated with them. Examining fundamental concepts and challenging conventional narratives—including those centered around authorship, invention, and the public domain—this book provides a rich introduction to an important intersection of law, culture, and material production.

Intellectual Property

A Power Tool for Economic Growth

Author: Kamil Idris

Publisher: WIPO

ISBN: 9789280511130

Category: Developing countries

Page: 377

View: 5981

This publication seeks to demystify intellectual property and to explain the whys and wherefores of the subject -unlike many other IP texts that concentrate on the what. Its message is that intelletual property is a power tool for economic development and wealth creation that is not yet being used to optimal effect in all countries, particularly in the developing world. It is a practical guide to using those intangible assets - such as knowledge, information, creativity and inventiveness - that are rapidly replacing traditional and tangible assets - such as land, labor and capital - as the driving forces of economic health and well-being.

Intellectual Property

Omnipresent, Distracting, Irrelevant?

Author: William Rodolph Cornish,WILLIAM AUTOR CORNISH

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199263073

Category: Law

Page: 114

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Intellectual property rights (IPRs) are increasingly significant elements of economic policy: they are vital to developed countries in an age of global trade. Today's astounding new technologies, stemming from the digital and biotechological revolutions are creating new problems. WilliamCornish focusses upon the major dilemmas that currently enmesh the subject: the omnipresent spread of IPRs across some recent technologies, the distraction caused by rights that achieve little of their intended purpose, and the seeming irrelevance of IPRs in the face of new technologies such as theinternet. What IPRs are good for, and what they should achieve depends upon the law which defines them. There is great international, as well as national pressure for new laws, and in Europe, the EU is now the dominant force in shaping IP policy. Against this background, William Cornish surveyscurrent arguments over legal policy in this field. How can the the issues raised by advances in human genetics be reconciled with the potential for diagnostic and therapeutic advances, and the patenting of molecules, genes, and even organisms by biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies? How can this new field be fairly protected through theexisting requirements of patent law; and who should be responsible for effecting this result?Copyright is the traditional buttress of publishing, computer programming, and record and film production. It now faces a life-sapping threat from free and ready access to material via the Internet and other digital resources. How can a mixture of legal rights and technological barriers to accessgive reasonable protection to investment in new intellectual products without becoming an inordinate instrument of control?Trade marks are the crux of branding: a cornerstone of marketing that often eclipses even the very things being sold. How can we reconcile the tension between those intent on legal protection for every element of investment in branding, and those concerned to balance freedom to compete against thedrive for 'fair trading'?

Intellectual Property, Public Policy and International Trade

Author: Inge Govaere,Hanns Ullrich (Dr. iur.)

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9789052010649

Category: Law

Page: 232

View: 6069

The rising importance and continuous expansion of intellectual property protection quite naturally goes together with increasing concern about the legal and political foundations of such enhanced protection. Nowhere does the basic equation which underlies intellectual property, namely that the pursuit of short term private interest by the holders of such property will satisfy the public interest in the long term, become both more visible, but also questionable than at the crossroads between the grant and enforcement of exclusive rights with international trade. Catchphrases, such as patent protection and access to essential medicines, or access to genetic resources, benefit sharing and economic development, stand for fundamental tensions and conflicts between private property and the public interest. This book presents the contributions that have been made on these and related topics by a group of internationally renowned experts at a workshop held at the College of Europe, Bruges.

Intellectual Property Law

Author: Tanya Aplin,Jennifer Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198743548


Page: 944

View: 6916

This book combines extracts from major cases and secondary materials with critical commentary to provide a complete resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of intellectual property law. All areas of intellectual property law in the UK are covered: copyright, trademarks and passing off, confidential information, industrial designs, patent, procedure and enforcement. This book also tackles topical areas, such as the application of intellectual property law to new technologies and character merchandising. While the focus of the book is on intellectual property law in a domestic context, it provides international, EU and comparative law perspectives on major issues. It also addresses the wider policy implications of legislative and judicial developments in the area.

Intellectual Property on the Internet

A Survey of Issues

Author: N.A

Publisher: WIPO

ISBN: 9280511432

Category: Copyright and electronic data processing

Page: 140

View: 671

Report ... addresses the far-reaching impact that digital technologies, the Internet in particular, have had on intellectual property (IP) and the international IP system.

Intellectual Property Misuse

Licensing and Litigation

Author: James B. Kobak

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781570738364

Category: Law

Page: 245

View: 1947

Misuse is an increasingly important topic because of the central role intellectual property plays in our economy. The consequences of a misuse finding are severe: unenforceability of the patent or copyright involved, and defense to a suit to recover royalties in a license. The defense continues to arise in patent cases, has led to the dismissal of several recent copyright cases, and is now being asserted in trademark cases. The misuse defense thus represents a nexus of intellectual property and antitrust law and has the potential to affect business practices involving computer copyrights and other areas highly relevant in today's economic environment. This timely handbook covers the origin and development of the misuse doctrine, the debate about its scope and existence in relation to antitrust law, and its present status in patent, copyright, and trademark law. It also gives practical insights into how the doctrine affects both licensing and litigation practice.

A Short Course in International Intellectual Property Rights

Protecting Your Brands, Marks, Copyrights, Patents, Designs, and Related Rights Worldwide

Author: Karla C. Shippey

Publisher: World Trade Press

ISBN: 9781885073563

Category: Law

Page: 184

View: 2460

Annotation Without claiming to be comprehensive, international attorney Shippey shares basic concepts and procedures for protecting the rights of a creator to a monopoly over the creation in the context of international commerce. She includes many sample forms, but no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Law

Author: Rochelle C. Dreyfuss,Justine Pila

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198758456

Category: Law

Page: 1072

View: 7959

We live in an age in which expressive, informational, and technological subject matter are becoming increasingly important. Intellectual property is the primary means by which the law seeks to regulate such subject matter. It aims to promote innovation and creativity, and in doing so to support solutions to global environmental and health problems, as well as freedom of expression and democracy. It also seeks to stimulate economic growth and competition, accounting for its centrality to EU Internal Market and international trade and development policies. Additionally, it is of enormous and increasing importance to business. As a result there is a substantial and ever-growing interest in intellectual property law across all spheres of industry and social policy, including an interest in its legal principles, its social and normative foundations, and its place and operation in the political economy. This handbook written by leading academics and practitioners from the field of intellectual property law, and suitable for both a specialist legal readership and an intelligent but non-specialist legal and non-legal readership, provides a comprehensive account of the following areas: - The foundations of IP law, including its emergence and development in different jurisdictions and regions; - The substantive rules and principles of IP; and - Important issues arising from the existence and operation of IP in the political economy.