Corporate Counsel Solutions: Intellectual Property Management: Strategies and Tactics
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This one volume publication is a practical resource for corporate counsel, who need timely, easy-to-find and practical information on matters pertaining to a company's intellectual property assets. Issues including cybersquatting, IP licensing, patents and copyright and trade secret protection are covered with explanations of the practical effects of owning and enforcing the various forms of intellectual property. This Corporate Counsel Solutions volume provides practice insights including warnings, practice tips, additional resources and checklists and forms that will save corporate counsel research and drafting time.
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 PATENTS
1.01 Patent Rights And Enforcement
1.02 Basic Requirements For Patentability
1.03 Considerations Involving Securing And Maintaining Patent Protection
1.04 Obtaining Patent Protection
1.05 Enforcing And Avoiding Patent Rights
1.06 Contract Alternatives And Adjuncts To Litigation
CHAPTER 2 TRADE SECRET RIGHTS AND ENFORCEMENT
2.01 What is a Trade Secret?
2.02 The Basics Of Acquiring And Maintaining A Trade Secret
2.03 Who Owns a Trade Secret?
2.04 How to Protect and Lose a Trade Secret
2.05 Where a Trade Secret Ends
2.06 The Business Incentives To Manage Trade SecretsA Competitive Advantage from Corporate Governance
2.07 International Trade Secret Protection
2.08 Enforcing a Trade Secret
CHAPTER 3 TRADEMARK RIGHTS AND ENFORCEMENT
3.01 Trademark Basics
3.02 What is a Good Trademark
3.03 How to Select a Trademark?
3.04 Obtaining And Developing Trademark Rights
3.05 Federal Trademark Registration
3.06 International Trademark Rights and Registration
3.07 Acquisition of Trademark Rights from Another
3.08 Licensing of Trademark Rights
3.09 Protecting And Enforcing Trademark Rights Policing Trademark Rights
3.10 They Didnt Stop - What Do I Do Next?
3.11 Trademark Litigation Nuts & Bolts
3.12 Other Related Causes of Action in Litigation
3.13 Conflicts: Inter-Partes Proceedings in the U.S.P.T.O.
3.14 Avoiding Abandonment Of Trademark Rights
3.15 Trademark Audit
3.16 Policing of Improper Usage By Another
3.17 Additional Steps To Enhance Trademark Protection
3.19 Use Of Anothers Trademark
CHAPTER 4 COPYRIGHTS
4.02 What Can I Copyright And Why: The Subject Matter Of Copyright
4.03 Acquisition and Ownership Of Copyright
4.04. Making It All Official
4.05 Duration Of Copyright
4.06 The Nuts And Bolts: Exclusive Rights And Protection
4.07 Copyrights In The Digital Age: Special Problems Related To Copyrights AndTechnology
4.08. DMCA: An In-Depth Analysis Of The Safe HarborsApplicable To Internet Service Providers
4.09 European Union Copyright Directive: A Preview of the New Approach to the Digital Environment in Europe
4.10 Introduction To Copyright Licenses
CHAPTER 5 MASK WORKS A SPECIAL FORM OF PROTECTION IN THE SEMICONDUCTOR AND ELECTRONICS FIELDS
5.01 The Basics of a Mask Work
5.02 Enforcement of Mask Owners Rights - Infringement
APPENDIX 1: FORMS AND RESOURCES