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Employment Law and Intellectual Property Law

Edited by Ann L. Monotti, Professor of Law, Monash University, Australia
This collection includes twenty-four articles published over a period that spans almost seventy years and is related to the law in three jurisdictions. The volume is divided into five parts and brings together influential and significant scholarly work in this exciting field. The material examines various themes that arise at the points at which employment and intellectual property laws converge: historical perspectives on employee inventions; rationales for default rules; allocation of ownership of employee creation; restraints and employee mobility and discusses university approaches and issues.

With an original introduction by the editor, this timely collection will be a valuable source of reference for students, academics and practitioners interested in employment and intellectual property law.
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Publication Date: 2018
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  • Law - Academic
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Labour, Employment Law
This collection includes twenty-four articles published over a period that spans almost seventy years and is related to the law in three jurisdictions. The volume is divided into five parts and brings together influential and significant scholarly work in this exciting field. The material examines various themes that arise at the points at which employment and intellectual property laws converge: historical perspectives on employee inventions; rationales for default rules; allocation of ownership of employee creation; restraints and employee mobility and discusses university approaches and issues.

With an original introduction by the editor, this timely collection will be a valuable source of reference for students, academics and practitioners interested in employment and intellectual property law.
24 articles, dating from 1950 to 2016
Contributors include: D.L. Burk, P.K. Chew, W.R. Cornish, R.C. Dreyfuss, C.L. Fisk, M. Freedland, R.J. Gilson, A. Hyde, R.P. Merges, W. van Caenegem
Contents:

Acknowledgements

Introduction Ann L. Monotti

PART I HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES
1. D.H.N Johnson (1950), ‘Encouraging Inventions by Government Employees’, Modern Law Review, 13 (4), October, 428-44

2. Catherine L. Fisk (1998), ‘Removing the ‘Fuel of Interest’ from the ‘Fire of Genius’: Law and the Employee-Inventor, 1830-1930’, University of Chicago Law Review, 65 (4), 1127–98

3. C. Robert Morris Jr. (1959), ‘Patent Rights in an Employee’s Invention: The American Shop Right Rule and the English View’, Law Quarterly Review, 75, 483–502

4. John Stedman (1970), ‘The Employed Inventor, the Public Interest, and Horse and Buggy Law in the Space Age’, New York University Law Review, 45 (1), 1–32

5. Justine Pila (2012), ‘Sewing the Fly Buttons on the Statute’: Employee Inventions and the Employment Context’, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 32 (2), 265–95

PART II RATIONALES FOR DEFAULT RULES
6. Dan L. Burk (2004), ‘Intellectual Property and the Firm’, University of Chicago Law Review, 71 (1), 3–20

7. R.P. Merges (1999), ‘The Law and Economics of Employee Inventions’, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, 13 (1), Fall, 1–54

PART III ALLOCATION OF OWNERSHIP OF EMPLOYEE CREATION
8. Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss (1987), ‘The Creative Employee and the Copyright Act of 1976’, University of Chicago Law Review, 54 (2), 590–647
9. Joellen Riley (2005), ‘Who Owns Human Capital? A Critical Appraisal of Legal Techniques for Capturing the Value of Work’, Australian Journal of Labour Law, 18, 1–25

10. Toshiko Takenaka (2012), ‘Serious Flaw of Employee Inventions Ownership Under the Bayh-Dole Act in Stanford v. Roche: Finding the Missing Piece of the Puzzle in the German Employee Invention Act’, Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, 20, Spring, 281-326

11. Mark Freedland and Jeremias Prassl (2013), ‘Resolving Invention Ownership Disputes: Limitations of the Contract of Employment’, in Marilyn Pittard, Ann L Monotti and John Duns (eds), Business Innovation and the Law: Perspectives from Intellectual Property, Labour Competition and Corporate Law, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 144–63

12. Marie-Christine Janssens (2013), ‘EU Perspectives on Employees’ Inventions’ in Marilyn Pittard, Ann L Monotti and John Duns (eds), Business Innovation and the Law: Perspectives from Intellectual Property, Labour, Competition and Corporate Law, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 111–30

13. John Howe and Andrew Newman (2013), ‘Collective Bargaining and the Ownership of Employee Creation’, Australian Journal of Labour Law, 26 (3), 273-99

PART IV RESTRAINTS AND EMPLOYEE MOBILITY
14. Harlan M. Blake (1960), ‘Employee Agreements Not to Compete’, Harvard Law Review, 73 (4), February, 628–91

15. Andrew Stewart (1988), ‘Confidentiality and the New Employment Relationship’, Australian Journal of Labour Law, 1, 1–22

16. Ronald J. Gilson (1999), ‘The Legal Infrastructure of High Technology Industrial Districts: Silicon Valley, Route 128, Covenants not to Compete’, New York University Law Review, 74 (3), June, 575–629

17. William van Caenegem (2005), ‘Inter-firm Migration of Tacit Knowledge: Law and Policy’, Prometheus, 23 (3), September, 285–306

18. Alan Hyde (2012), ‘Intellectual Property Justifications for Restricting Employee Mobility: A Critical Appraisal in Light of the Economic Evidence’, in Cynthia L. Estlund and Michael L. Wachter, Research Handbook on the Economics of Labor and Employment Law, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 357–84

19. Christopher Arup (2012), ‘What/Whose Knowledge? Restraints of Trade and Concepts of Knowledge’, Melbourne University Law Review, 36, 661–94

20. Norman D. Bishara and Evan Starr (2016), ‘The Incomplete Noncompete Picture’, Lewis and Clark Law Review, 20, 497–547

PART V UNIVERSITIES – APPROACHES AND ISSUES
21. W.R. Cornish (1992), ‘Rights in University Innovations: The Herchel Smith Lecture for 1991’, European Intellectual Property Review, 14, 13–19

22. Pat K. Chew (1992), ‘Faculty-Generated Inventions: Who Owns the Golden Egg?’, Wisconsin Law Review, 259–314

23. Ann Monotti (1997), ‘Who Owns my Research and Teaching Materials: My University or Me?’, 19 (4), Sydney Law Review, 425–71

24. Sean M. O’Connor (2013), ‘The Real Issue Behind Stanford v. Roche: Faulty Conceptions of University Assignment Policies Stemming from the 1947 Biddle Report’, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, 19, 379–422

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