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Many inventors, attorneys, paralegals, and intellectual property professionals want to learn more about the field of intellectual property. Here are a few books that have recently come to our attention, along with our reviews. If you find an interesting book, please let us know at books@invention-protection.com, and we'll try to read and review it. Our review rating system is based upon a maximum of 5 stars.

Patent Books

TITLE: Patent Litigation
AUTHOR(S): Laurence H. Pretty, Editor
EDITION: May 2003
ISBN: 1-4024-0040-3
AUDIENCE: Attorneys
DATE: June 2003
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REVIEW BY: David J. Dawsey, PE, Esq.
EDITORIAL:A comprehensive, yet practical, text outlining the substantive issues surrounding patent litigation. The editor provides great coverage of the investigation needed prior to bringing suit as well as defenses available to an accused infringer.

TITLE: A Primer on IP Law & Patent Litigation
AUTHOR(S): Edward F. O'Connor
EDITION: 1997
ISBN: 1-57073-412-7
AUDIENCE: Attorneys
DATE: March 2003
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REVIEW BY: David J. Dawsey, PE, Esq.
EDITORIAL:Great, easy to read book on patent litigation. The author, a patent litigator, provides great real world examples of common pitfalls to avoid and great strategies to employ.

TITLE: The Law and Strategy of Biotechnology Patents
AUTHOR(S): Kenneth D. Sibley, Editor
EDITION: 1994
ISBN: 0-7506-9444-0
AUDIENCE: Attorneys, Biotechnologists
DATE: February 2003
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REVIEW BY: Michael J. Gallagher, Esq.
EDITORIAL:This multi-author work has excellent chapters on patentability aspects of biotechnology, as well as special issues that come up in biotechnology work, such as disclosure requirements and problems associated with collaborative research.

TITLE: Patent Law Basics
AUTHOR(S): Peter D. Rosenberg
EDITION: 2001
ISBN: 0-87632-897-4
AUDIENCE: Attorneys & Inventors
DATE: November 2002
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REVIEW BY: Michael J. Gallagher, Esq.
EDITORIAL:The highest compliment I could pay to this book lies in the amount of wear I have put on its pages! It's a great overview of patent law, and well annotated with case and statute citations. While most of the text is devoted to aspects of patent prosecution, there are excellent chapters in infringement, litigation, and foreign patent law. Not a do-it-yourself manual by any means, but a serious text for those who need, or want, a comprehensive source. Look for this one in a law library, as it's an expensive buy.

TITLE: Patent Application Practice
AUTHOR(S): James E. Hawes
EDITION: Release #8, 2001
ISBN: 0-87632-975-X
AUDIENCE: Patent Attorneys
DATE: April 2002
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REVIEW BY: David J. Dawsey, PE, Esq.
EDITORIAL:Good introductory text for the inexperienced practitioner. Does not contain enough examples and practice related forms to make it a true everyday reference book.

TITLE: Patent Searching Made Easy
AUTHOR(S): David Hitchcock
EDITION: First, March 1999
ISBN: 0-87337-476-2
AUDIENCE: All Inventors
DATE: June 2002
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REVIEW BY: David J. Dawsey, PE, Esq.
EDITORIAL:Good book for novice inventors to get their feet wet in patent searching. Some aspects are slightly outdated.

TITLE: How To Make Patent Drawings Yourself
AUTHOR(S): Jack Lo, David Pressman
EDITION: Third, October 2001
ISBN: 0-87337-788-5
AUDIENCE: All Inventors
DATE: July 2002
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REVIEW BY: David J. Dawsey, PE, Esq.
EDITORIAL:A comprehensive and easy to use reference of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office drafting requirements. The book also teaches the fundamentals of drafting. However, skillful preparation of formal drawings is generally best left to professional patent illustrators.

TRADEMARK BOOKS

TITLE: Dictionary of Trade Name Origins
AUTHOR(S): Adrian Room
EDITION: 1982
ISBN: 0-7100-0839-2
AUDIENCE: General Public
DATE: March 2003
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REVIEW BY: Michael J. Gallagher, Esq.
EDITORIAL:A fascinating and fun book that details the origins of hundreds of common trademarks. You'll never again wonder about the origins of trademarks like Kodak, Coke, or Brylcream!

TITLE: Trademark Law
AUTHOR(S): Robert C. Lind
EDITION: 1999
ISBN: 0-89089-629-1
AUDIENCE: Attorneys, Business Owners
DATE: February 2003br> REVIEW: imageimageimageimage
REVIEW BY: Michael J. Gallagher, Esq.
EDITORIAL:A little trademark knowledge will help the reader navigate this outline of trademark law. It is far more than the "student guide" that it is sub-titled; it is an excellent review of common trademark law issues

TITLE: Guide to Registering Trademarks
AUTHOR(S): Steven H. Bazerman and Jason M. Drangel
EDITION: Third, 2001
ISBN: 1-56706-683-6
AUDIENCE:Attorneys
DATE: February 2002
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REVIEW BY: David J. Dawsey, PE, Esq.
EDITORIAL:Outstanding reference. Great combination of a practical guide with forms and current Rules of Practice.

COPYRIGHT BOOKS

TITLE: Copyright Your Software
AUTHOR(S): Stephen Fishman
EDITION: Third, 2001
ISBN:0-87337-719-2
AUDIENCE: All Inventors
DATE:May 2002
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REVIEW BY: David J. Dawsey, PE, Esq.
EDITORIAL:A must read for software developers. Great examples throughout keep the reading light and interesting. Concise explanations of copyright infringement and international copyright protection.

LICENSING BOOKS

TITLE: Corporate Counsel's Guide to Licensing
AUTHOR(S): Stephen Fishman
EDITION: 2002
ISBN: 1-56789-091-1
AUDIENCE: Attorneys & Licensing Executives
DATE:April 2003
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REVIEW BY: David J. Dawsey, PE, Esq.
EDITORIAL:Excellent licensing text that is extremely practice oriented. The editor's provide a great licensing overview along with numerous sample clauses, checklists, and hundreds of licensing agreements. Good coverage of antitrust issues as well as The Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act.

TITLE: A Primer On Technology Licensing
AUTHOR(S): Gregory J. Battersby and Charles W. Grimes
EDITION: First, 1997
ISBN:1-888206-07-1
AUDIENCE:Attorneys & Licensing Executives
DATE:March 2002
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REVIEW BY: David J. Dawsey, PE, Esq.
EDITORIAL:Excellent! Great coverage of licensing antitrust considerations and international licensing issues.

TITLE: License Your Invention
AUTHOR(S): Richard Stim
EDITION:Second, 2000
ISBN: 0-87337-564-5
AUDIENCE:Inventors
DATE:October 2002
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REVIEW BY: David J. Dawsey, PE, Esq.
EDITORIAL:Great introduction to licensing for all inventors. The author provides a vast array of forms and checklists with good explanatory notes.

TITLE:How to License Technology
AUTHOR(S):Robert C. Megantz
EDITION:1997
ISBN:0-471-13410-4
AUDIENCE: Attorneys, Licensing Professionals
DATE:January 2003
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REVIEW BY: David J. Dawsey, PE, Esq.
EDITORIAL: The chapter on "licensing strategies" and appendix dedicated to several case studies are great. The remainder of the book is average.

I.P.VALUATION BOOKS

TITLE: Valuation of Intellectual Property and Intangible Assets
AUTHOR(S): Gordon V. Smith, Russell L. Parr
EDITION: 2000
ISBN: 0-471-36281-6
AUDIENCE: Attorneys
DATE:December 2002
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REVIEW BY: David J. Dawsey, PE, Esq.
EDITORIAL:Few authors have explained this difficult subject in such an easy to understand manner. Unlike many texts on the subject, this book includes numerous real world examples to illustrate complex principles. I should note that this book is intended for those with a serious interest in IP valuation.

TITLE: Intellectual Property Assets in Mergers and Acquisitions
AUTHOR(S):Lanning Bryer and Melvin Simensky
EDITION: First, 2002
ISBN:0-471-13410-4
AUDIENCE: Attorneys
DATE:July 2002
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REVIEW BY: David J. Dawsey, PE, Esq.
EDITORIAL: Excellent. This is a must read for every mergers and acquisitions attorney and IP attorney involved in M&A work. The authors concisely identify many of the often overlooked IP issues in mergers and acquisitions while explaining the nuances in the laws governing both the business and intellectual property issues.

I.P.PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT BOOKS

TITLE: Technology Development and Transfer
AUTHOR(S): Alan S. Gutterman and Jacob N. Erlich
EDITION: 1st, 1997
ISBN: 1-56720-021-4
AUDIENCE: Attorneys & Advanced Inventors
DATE:August 2002
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REVIEW BY: Michael J. Gallagher, Esq.
EDITORIAL:An excellent introduction to licensing and technology transfer issues for the sophisticated inventor or company. An excellent chapter on licensing agreements focuses on types, advantages and disadvantages, and important contents, of licensing agreements. The authors also give an extensive discussion of the possibilities inherent in various research and development arrangements between sponsors and researchers, including the division of rights and responsibilities between the parties. Ample citations lead the reader to appropriate statutes and case law.

INVENTION MARKETING BOOKS

TITLE: The Inventor's Bible
AUTHOR(S): Ronald Louis Docie, Sr.
EDITION:August 2001
ISBN: 1-58008-304-8
AUDIENCE: All Inventors
DATE:March 2002
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REVIEW BY: Michael J. Gallagher, Esq.
EDITORIAL:Ron Docie has written a must-read book for every independent inventor. His book helps the inventor bridge the gap between creativity and marketability, addressing such vital questions as commercialization, market and industry research, and assembling the type of help that can make an invention a profitable reality. Discussions on licensing and negotiating contract terms will help inventors come to grips with the important question, "What is my idea worth?" The book also contains tips on working with professionals such as patent attorneys, and has extensive appendices and resource lists to help pursue other information. The book is well-written and easy to read, and is illustrated with many real-life experiences contributed by the author, who is himself an experienced inventor.

TITLE:From Patent To Profit
AUTHOR(S):Bob DeMatteis
EDITION: First, 1998
ISBN: 0-89529-879-1
AUDIENCE:All Inventors
DATE: May 2002
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REVIEW BY: David J. Dawsey, PE, Esq.
EDITORIAL:Excellent "how to" text written by a successful inventor. Covers everything from cradle to grave with great margin comments that keep the reading interesting. This book is particularly strong in the coverage of manufacturing and marketing.

TITLE: Marketing Your Invention
AUTHOR(S):Thomas E. Mosley, Jr.
EDITION:Second, 1997
ISBN:0-57410-072-6
AUDIENCE:Intermediate & Advanced Inventors
DATE: June 2002
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REVIEW BY: David J. Dawsey, PE, Esq.
EDITORIAL:Great book written by a state sponsored new product developer. Some chapters may be a little abstract for novice inventors. Excellent use of self-test questionnaires and real-life examples. Includes broad coverage of licensing and the many common pitfalls.
 
 
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