Intellectual Property In Business Transactions: Protecting the Competitive Advantage

Intellectual property rights are a powerful economic weapon, enabling companies to generate revenues and limit competition – but not with out risk. When does enforcing intellectual property rights against competitors violate antitrust laws? Should you risk the public disclosure involved in filing a patent application?

Intellectual Property In Business Transactions: Protecting the Competitive Advantage is a start-to-finish guide that helps dealmakers, in-house counsel and information officers harness the full power of intellectual property rights while also protecting them. Its scope includes patent, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets law; tax, anti-trust and securities law; IP group management; attorney client privilege; conflicts of interest; and more.

Topics include: six ways to gain economic advantage from an intellectual property portfolio; choosing a form of intellectual property protection most likely to lead to damages and injunctive relief; antitrust problems; working with national and international standards-setting bodies; taxation of transfers of intangibles; intellectual property holding companies; IP policies that foster, rather than stifle, creativity; and more. In addition to expert analysis, this unique book includes forms and sample language to help practitioners protect vital information in a wide variety of situations.

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Title Index:

CHAPTER 1 – Strategic Overview – Integrating Intellectual Property and Business Strategies to Maximize Economic Power
– 1.01 Introduction: Matching Intellectual Property and Business Strategies
– 1.02 An Economic Definition of Intellectual Property
– 1.03 Utilization of Intellectual Property’s Economic Power
– 1.04 Protecting the Company’s Business as Well as the Innovation
– 1.05 Infringement Perspective and Overview
– 1.06 No Single-Infringer
– 1.07 Diversity in Patent Claims

CHAPTER 2 – Patent Law
– 2.01 Patents and Their Relationship to Business Transactions and Other Intellectual Property
– 2.02 Sources of Patent Law
– 2.03 Patents as a Property Right
– 2.04 Patentability
– 2.05 Infringement
– 2.06 Defenses
– 2.07 Remedies
– 2.08 Patents and Other Forms of Intellectual Property

CHAPTER 3 – Copyright Law
– 3.01 Introduction-Copyrights and Their Relationship to Business Transactions and other Intellectual Property
– 3.02 Sources of Copyright Law
– 3.03 Rights Created by Copyright Law
– 3.04 Mechanics of Copyrights
– 3.05 Copyrights – Relationship to Other Intellectual Property
– 3.06 Enforcement and Protection of Copyright

CHAPTER 4 – Trademark Law
– 4.01 Trademarks and Their Relationship to Business Transactions and Other Intellectual Property
– 4.02 Sources of Trademark Law
– 4.03 Trademarks as a Property Right
– 4.04 Trademarks: Relationship to Other Intellectual Property
– 4.05 Trademark Rights
– 4.06 Enforcement and Protection of Trademark Rights
– 4.07 Trademark Transactions
– 4.08 Trademark Liability
– 4.09 Public Resources

CHAPTER 5 – Trade Secret Law
– 5.01 Trade Secrets and Their Relationship to Business Transactions and Other Intellectual Property
– 5.02 Sources of Trade Secret Law
– 5.03 Trade Secrets as a Property Right
– 5.04 Trade Secrets – Relationship to Other Intellectual Property
– 5.05 Reasonable Secrecy Measures
– 5.06 Enforcement and Protection of Trade Secret Rights
– 5.07 Offer of Employment, Confidentiality Paragraph
– 5.08 Offer of Employment, Respect for Trade Secrets of Others Paragraph
– 5.09 Employee/Consultant Confidentiality Agreement
– 5.10 Employee Handbook Confidentiality Provision
– 5.11 Employee Exit Interview Form
– 5.12 Visitor Sign-in Form, Confidentiality Introduction
– 5.13 Simple Confidentiality Agreement
– 5.14 Detailed Generic Mutual Nondisclosure Agreement
– 5.15 Detailed Confidentiality and Non-Circumvention Agreement

CHAPTER 6 – Intellectual Property Antitrust Law
– 6.01 Business and Pragmatic Considerations
– 6.02 Patent Law from an Antitrust Prospective
– 6.03 Copyright Law from an Antitrust Perspective
– 6.04 Trademark and Trade Secret Law from an Antitrust Perspective
– 6.05 Antitrust Laws
– 6.06 Unfair Competition Law
– 6.07 The Interaction of Patent and Antitrust Law
– 6.08 Enforcement of Patent Rights
– 6.09 Copyright Antitrust
– 6.10 The Interaction of Trademark and Trade Secret Law with Antitrust Law

CHAPTER 7 – Standards Setting and Intellectual Property Activities
– 7.01 Introduction
– 7.02 Review of Case Law and Regulatory Activity in the Standards Setting Intellectual Property Area
– 7.03 Pragmatic Approaches to Address the Business and Legal Uncertainty in the Standards Setting Area
– 7.04 Copyright and Standards Setting Activities

CHAPTER 8 – Taxation of Intellectual Property Transactions
– 8.01 Introduction
– 8.02 Differing Consequences Between Individuals and Corporations
– 8.03 Sales and Licenses
– 8.04 Acquisition of Intellectual Property
– 8.05 Disposition of Intellectual Property
– 8.06 Intellectual Property Holding Companies
– 8.07 Conclusion

CHAPTER 9 – Sarbanes-Oxley
– 9.01 Sarbanes-Oxley and its Relationship to Intellectual Property Business Transactions
– 9.02 The Sarbanes-Oxley Act

CHAPTER 10 – Setting Up and Maintaining an Intellectual Property Group
– 10.01 Introduction: Philosophy and Implementation of Intellectual Property Strategies
– 10.02 Harvesting Intellectual Property
– 10.03 Intellectual Property Intranets
– 10.04 Reporting Liability Issues
– 10.05 Evaluating the Intellectual Property, Prioritizing and Budgeting
– 10.06 Technical Sales and Support Forces as a Source for Intellectual Property
– 10.07 The Unique Situation of Technical Sales and Support Forces: Risks and Benefits
– 10.08 Invention Submission Long Form
– 10.09 Intellectual Property Ownership Agreements
– 10.10 Non-Competition Agreement
– 10.11 Pre-Litigation and Litigation Forms

CHAPTER 11 – Ethical Issues and Obligations in Intellectual Property Matters
– 11.01 Introduction-The Rules and Codes Establishing Ethical Obligations in Intellectual Property Matters
– 11.02 Establishing, Maintaining, and Ending the Attorney-Client Relationship
– 11.03 The Duty to Protect and Keep Client Confidences
– 11.04 Witnesses
– 11.05 Key Ethics Rules and Codes for the Intellectual Property Practitioner
– 11.06 Sample Letters, Check Lists and Outlines Regarding Ethical Issues
– 11.07 Pretexting

CHAPTER 12 – The Attorney-Client and Work Product Immunity Privileges
– 12.01 Introduction-Business and Pragmatic Considerations
– 12.02 Attorney-Client Privilege in General
– 12.03 Work Product Immunity in General
– 12.04 Waiver
– 12.05 Controlling Law and Standards
– 12.06 Patent Prosecution
– 12.07 Typical IP Group Communications
– 12.08 The Commonality of Interest Doctrine
– 12.09 Obtaining and Relying on the Advice of Counsel
– 12.10 Crime Fraud Exception
– 12.11 Simple Commonality of Interest Confirmatory Document
– 12.12 Multi-Party Commonality of Interest Agreements
– 12.13 Manufacturer/Buyer Commonality of Interest Agreement
– 12.14 Indemnitor/Indemnitee Commonality of Interest Agreement
– 12.15 Licensor/Licensee Commonality of Interest Agreement

CHAPTER 13 – Federal Funded Programs
– 13.01 Introduction: Landscape, Risks and Benefits of Federal Funding
– 13.02 Funding Processes
– 13.03 Protecting and Securing Intellectual Property Rights in Federally Funded Programs
– 13.04 Requirement for Employment Agreements
– 13.05 Sub-Contractors and Sub-Recipients
– 13.06 Non-Exclusive License to the Government/Rights for Uni-versity Employees
– 13.07 March-In Rights
– 13.08 Made in America and Other Restrictions
– 13.09 Government Authorization to Use Others Patents
– 13.10 Coordinated Strategy for Patent Filing and Program Reporting
– 13.11 No Private Cause of Action

Index

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