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US Intellectual Property Law and Policy
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US Intellectual Property Law and Policy

9781845428662 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Hugh Hansen, Fordham University School of Law, US
Publication Date: 2006 ISBN: 978 1 84542 866 2 Extent: 224 pp
This book identifies and addresses the key principles and policies with regard to the protection of intellectual property in the United States.

A select group of highly-regarded contributors illustrate several themes which are recurrent in the many debates concerning US law and policy on intellectual property.

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This book identifies and addresses the key principles and policies with regard to the protection of intellectual property in the United States.

A select group of highly-regarded contributors illustrate several themes which are recurrent in the many debates concerning US law and policy on intellectual property. The need for a constant expansion of protectable subject matter is critically analyzed, especially in relation to trade mark and patent laws. The chapters within the book discuss a question of critical jurisprudential importance: have the legislature and the judiciary taken sufficient consideration of the different economic and constitutional rationales of intellectual property protection when extending the scope of intellectual property protection? A tentative agenda as to the future direction for both Congress and the courts to adopt, in light of the new technological changes which have affected all areas of intellectual property protection equally, is also suggested.

Policymakers will find this book of great interest as will academics and students of intellectual property law and international law.
Critical Acclaim
‘US Intellectual Property Law and Policy provides a selection of well-written essays critically examining the direction of US IP law.’
– Simon Teng, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice

‘. . . an interesting, informative, and enjoyable book. It may be of special interest to Australian students, scholars and practitioners seeking to undertake comparative analysis between Australian and US IP law, particularly in view of the recent Free Trade Agreement.’
– Louise Buckingham, Copyright Reporter

‘The challenging and insightful essays in US Intellectual Property Law and Policy, a compilation by “six of the best, if not the best, professors of intellectual property law in the United States”.’
– John A. Tessensohn, European Intellectual Property Review
Contributors
Contributors: G.B. Dinwoodie, R.C. Dreyfuss, J.C. Ginsburg, H. Hansen, M. Leaffer, P. Samuelson, J.R. Thomas
Contents
Contents:

Introduction

1. State Street or Easy Street: Is Patenting Business Methods Good for Business?
Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss

2. From Having Copies to Experiencing Works: The Development of an Access Rights in U.S. Copyright Law
Jane C. Ginsburg

3. The Rational Limits of Trademark Law (2000)
Graeme B. Dinwoodie

4. Sixty Years of the Lanham Act: The Decline and Demise of Monopoly Phobia
Marshall Leaffer

5. Discharging the Canons of Claim Construction: Exercises in Interpretation at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
John R. Thomas

6. Economic and Constitutional Influences on Copyright Law in the United States
Pamela Samuelson

Index

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