Intellectual Property Treatises
Chisum on Patents: A Treatise on the Law of Patentability, Validity and Infringement
Donald S. Chisum
This multi-volume work is a respected treatise which examines the principles and tenets of patent law, as well as the rules concerning patentability. Among the issues discussed are statutory bars, adequate disclosure, double patenting and Patent and Trademark Office procedures. Also included is a glossary of patent terms. In looseleaf format, the title is supplemented four times per year.
Copyright: Examples and Explanations
Stephen M. McJohn
Copyright law examples and explanations are provided in this four-part work. It includes an overview of copyright, copyrightable subject matter, ownership and transactions, statutory rights, and copyright litigation. Examples in the work are drawn from judicial opinions, news reports and student questions.
Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition in a Nutshell
Charles R. McManis
This study guide provides an understanding of the creation of specific intellectual property rights as well as the determination of a commercial wrong. It discusses the historical inter-relationship between intellectual property law and the law of unfair competition.
Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks and Copyright in a Nutshell
Arthur Raphael Miller & Michael H. Davis
A four-part study aid focusing on the foundations and practice of patent, trademark and copyright law. Part 1V gives limited treatment to global intellectual property. Table of cases included.
The Law of Unfair Competition, Trademarks and Monopolies
A multi-volume treatise which comprehensively covers the law of unfair competition as well as antitrust law. Coverage extends to protection against unfair competition, unfair advertising and pricing and the unlawful conduct of business. Included in the appendices are federal antitrust statutes, guidelines and regulations. The treatise is a print looseleaf as well as online is supplemented three times a year.
Looseleaf cancelled in 2009. Updated regularly online.
McCarthy on Trademarks and Unfair Competition
J. Thomas McCarthy
This multi-volume pre-eminent treatise discusses the function of trademarks and their protection, assignment and licensing, infringement, the principles of unfair competition and the Patent and Trademark Office's proceedings. The appendices cover the texts of statutes, rules of practice, legislative history and tables of cases and statutes. As a print, the treatise is in looseleaf format.
Milgrim on Trade Secrets
Roger M. Milgrim
This treatise provides extensive coverage of the law relating to the protection and use of trade secrets. Issues discussed include licensing of trade secrets, contractual and legal protections of trade secrets as well as how trade secrets relate to copyright and patent law. The appendices contain laws, regulations, reports as well as articles. A table of cases is also included. The treatise is updated approximately three times each year.
Print last updated in 2008 and no longer updated. Updated regularly online.
Nimmer on Copyright: A Treatise on the Law of Literary, Musical and Artistic Property
Melville Nimmer & David Nimmer
This ten-volume treatise is considered to be one of the most authoritative works on copyright law, covering constitutional, statutory and common law issues. Included are full-text of laws, regulations and international conventions and forms and jury instructions. There are also numerous citations to primary and secondary authorities. The treatise in looseleaf format is supplemented approximately twice yearly while online it is updated three times per year.
Understanding Copyright Law
Marshall A. Leaffer
A comprehenvise study aid on copyright, which examines, among other issues, factual works, works made for hire, parody of fair use and software protection. Part 111 is a comparative analysis of copyright, patent and trademark law. A fairly comprehensive overview of international copyright is also provided in Chapter 12. Includes tables of cases and statutes.