Law

Invented by Law

Alexander Graham Bell and the Patent That Changed America

Author: Christopher Beauchamp

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674744543

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Christopher Beauchamp debunks the myth of Alexander Graham Bell as the telephone’s sole inventor, exposing that story’s origins in the arguments advanced by Bell’s lawyers during fiercely contested battles for patent monopoly. The courts anointed Bell father of the telephone—likely the most consequential intellectual property right ever granted.
Law

Landmark Cases in Intellectual Property Law

Author: Jose Bellido

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1509904689

Category: Law

Page: 384

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This volume explores the nature of intellectual property law by looking at particular disputes. All the cases gathered here aim to show the versatile and unstable character of a discipline still searching for landmarks. Each contribution offers an opportunity to raise questions about the narratives that have shaped the discipline throughout its short but profound history. The volume begins by revisiting patent litigation to consider the impact of the Statute of Monopolies (1624). It continues looking at different controversies to describe how the existence of an author's right in literary property was a plausible basis for legal argument, even though no statute expressly mentioned authors' rights before the Statute of Anne (1710). The collection also explores different moments of historical significance for intellectual property law: the first trade mark injunctions; the difficulties the law faced when protecting maps; and the origins of originality in copyright law. Similarly, it considers the different ways of interpreting patent claims in the late nineteenth and twentieth century; the impact of seminal cases on passing off and the law of confidentiality; and more generally, the construction of intellectual property law and its branches in their interaction with new technologies and marketing developments. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the development of intellectual property law.
Law

The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Law

Author: Rochelle C. Dreyfuss,Justine Pila

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191076104

Category: Law

Page: 1000

View: 6486

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.
Law

Yale Law Journal: Volume 125, Number 4 - February 2016

Author: Yale Law Journal

Publisher: Quid Pro Books

ISBN: 161027816X

Category: Law

Page: 357

View: 1527

This issue of the Yale Law Journal (the fourth issue of academic year 2015-2016) features articles and essays by notable scholars, as well as extensive student research. The issue is dedicated to the memory of Professor Robert A. Burt, with essays in his honor by Robert Post, Owen Fiss, Monroe Price, Martha Minow, Martin Boehmer, Anthony Kronman, Frank Iacobucci, and Andrew David Burt. In addition, the issue's contents include: • Article, "The First Patent Litigation Explosion," Christopher Beauchamp • Article, "The Lost 'Effects' of the Fourth Amendment: Giving Personal Property Due Protection," Maureen E. Brady • Note, "Fifty Shades of Gray: Sentencing Trends in Major White-Collar Cases," Jillian Hewitt • Note, "Present at Antitrust's Creation: Consumer Welfare in the Sherman Act's State Statutory Forerunners," Charles S. Dameron • Comment, "In Defense of 'Free Houses,'" Megan Wachspress, Jessie Agatstein, and Christian Mott • Comment, "Tort Concepts in Traffic Crimes," Noah M. Kazis Quality digital editions include active Contents for the issue and for individual articles, linked footnotes, active URLs in notes, and proper digital and Bluebook presentation from the original edition.
Fiction

Die letzten Tage der Nacht

Author: Graham Moore

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732539822

Category: Fiction

Page: 463

View: 974

"Eine geniale Reise in die Vergangenheit" The Washington Post New York, 1888. Thomas Edison hat mit seiner bahnbrechenden Erfindung der Glühbirne ein Wunder gewirkt. Die Elektrizität ist geboren, die dunklen Tage der Menschheit sind Vergangenheit. Nur eine Sache steht Edison und seinem Monopol im Weg, sein Konkurrent George Westinghouse. Zwischen den beiden Männern entbrennt ein juristischer Kampf, es geht um die Milliarden-Dollar-Frage: Wer hat die Glühbirne wirklich erfunden? Und wer hat also die Macht, ein ganzes Land zu elektrifizieren? Der NEW YORK TIMES-Bestseller jetzt auf deutsch! Graham Moore, der für sein Drehbuch für den Film "Imitation Game" mit einem Oscar ausgezeichnet wurde, ist mit "Die letzten Tage der Nacht" ein packender historischer Roman gelungen, der auf wahren Ereignissen beruht.
Business & Economics

Globalization and the American Century

Author: Alfred E. Eckes, Jr,Thomas W. Zeiler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521009065

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 343

View: 4353

A bold new approach to American history and diplomacy in the twentieth century.
Education

The Law of Libraries and Archives

Author: Bryan M. Carson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810851894

Category: Education

Page: 395

View: 2727

The Law of Libraries and Archives explains legal concepts in plain English so that librarians and archivists will be able to understand the principles that affect them on a daily basis. Issues in the book include contracts, copyright and patent law, fair use, the TEACH Act, trademark law, licensing of databases, information malpractice and professionalism, privacy issues and the PATRIOT Act, employment law, and the basics of starting a non-profit organization.
Economic history

The Economist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economic history

Page: N.A

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Patent laws and legislation

Patents Legislation

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session, on H.R. 359, H.R. 632, H.R. 1732, and H.R. 1733, June 8 and November 1, 1995

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Patent laws and legislation

Page: 456

View: 2086

Juvenile Nonfiction

Die Entdecker

Das Abenteuer des Menschen, sich und die Welt zu erkennen

Author: BOORSTIN

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 303486650X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 826

View: 9898

Business & Economics

Companies that Changed the World

Author: Jonathan Mantle

Publisher: Quercus Books

ISBN: 9781847242419

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 1310

Companies that Changed the World tells the fascinating stories of 50 joint-stock companies or companies based on that model that have exerted a critical influence on the social and economic history of the past four hundred years. As well describing clearly and accessibly the companies growth and influence over time, and profiling the pioneering entrepreneurs who built them, Jonathan Mantle s text is crammed with intriguing and unexpected information: from the role played by the humble pigeon in the history of news dissemination to how a pharmacist s five-cent patent medicine became the world s most powerful brand. Each of the 50 companies profiled has changed and reflected change in the world of its time, in far-reaching and often unexpected ways. Together, their stories amount to nothing less than a concise history of commerce and capitalism.
Law

Patently Contestable

Electrical Technologies and Inventor Identities on Trial in Britain

Author: Stathis Arapostathis,Graeme Gooday

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262019035

Category: Law

Page: 294

View: 1506

An examination of the fierce disputes that arose in Britain in the decades around 1900 concerning patents for electrical power and telecommunications. Late nineteenth-century Britain saw an extraordinary surge in patent disputes over the new technologies of electrical power, lighting, telephony, and radio. These battles played out in the twin tribunals of the courtroom and the press. In Patently Contestable, Stathis Arapostathis and Graeme Gooday examine how Britain's patent laws and associated cultures changed from the 1870s to the 1920s. They consider how patent rights came to be so widely disputed and how the identification of apparently solo heroic inventors was the contingent outcome of patent litigation. Furthermore, they point out potential parallels between the British experience of allegedly patentee-friendly legislation introduced in 1883 and a similar potentially empowering shift in American patent policy in 2011. After explaining the trajectory of an invention from laboratory to Patent Office to the court and the key role of patent agents, Arapostathis and Gooday offer four case studies of patent-centered disputes in Britain. These include the mostly unsuccessful claims against the UK alliance of Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison in telephony; publicly disputed patents for technologies for the generation and distribution of electric power; challenges to Marconi's patenting of wireless telegraphy as an appropriation of public knowledge; and the emergence of patent pools to control the market in incandescent light bulbs.
Business & Economics

Seeing What's Next

Using the Theories of Innovation to Predict Industry Change

Author: Clayton M. Christensen,Scott D. Anthony,Erik A. Roth

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422154645

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 1328

Every day, individuals take action based on how they believe innovation will change industries. Yet these beliefs are largely based on guesswork and incomplete data and lead to costly errors in judgment. Now, internationally renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen and his research partners Scott D. Anthony and Erik A. Roth present a groundbreaking framework for predicting outcomes in the evolution of any industry. Based on proven theories outlined in Christensen's landmark books The Innovator's Dilemma and The Innovator's Solution, Seeing What's Next offers a practical, three-part model that helps decision-makers spot the signals of industry change, determine the outcome of competitive battles, and assess whether a firm's actions will ensure or threaten future success. Through in-depth case studies of industries from aviation to health care, the authors illustrate the predictive power of innovation theory in action.
Law

21st Century Patent System Improvement Act; Patent and Trademark Office Surcharge Extension Act of 1997; and Patent Term Restoration Act of 1997

hearing before the Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, first session, on H.R. 400 ... H.R. 673 ... and H.R. 811 ... February 26, 1997

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160550249

Category: Law

Page: 306

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