The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law

The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law : Intellectual Property

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In The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Intellectual Property, prominent intellectual property scholar Daniel Hunter provides a precise, engaging overview and careful analysis of current laws of intellectual property and their history. Hunter first focuses on the central areas of intellectual property law, including copyright, patent, trademark, and trade secrets. He then moves beyond the basics, exploring the politics, economics, psychology and rhetoric of possession and control that influence and interact with this area of law. Hunter explains how intellectual property has contributed greatly to the innovations that we, as a society, need in our modern lives. He also describes ways in which the expansion of intellectual property can reduce innovation by stopping others from implementing great ideas or producing new work. Hunter helps readers think about modern intellectual property in a way that allows them to see how innovation and progress are linked to intellectual property law, and how small changes in the laws have had significant consequences for our society. Ultimately, Hunter helps readers form their own views about the various areas within the arena of intellectual property.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 17.78mm | 294.83g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195340604
  • 9780195340600
  • 825,515

About Daniel Hunter

Dan Hunter is Professor of Law at New York Law School. He is an expert in internet law, intellectual property, and artificial intelligence and cognitive science models of law. He holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University on the nature of legal reasoning, computer science and law degrees from Monash University (Australia) and a Master in Laws from the University of Melbourne. Professor Hunter held a Chair in Law at the University of Melbourne and was a tenured faculty member at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he received the Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2000, and still teaches as an adjunct faculty member. Prior to joining Wharton he taught on the law faculty at Cambridge University. He regularly publishes on issues dealing with the intersection of computers and law, including papers dealing with the regulation of virtual worlds, the use of artificial intelligence in law, and high technology aspects of intellectual property. Dennis Patterson is Professor of Legal Theory and Legal Philosophy at the European University Institute, Firenzeshow more

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... for those students and researchers who are looking for a highly stimulating, but nonetheless thorough, introduction to the topic, this book is recommended. * Luke McDonagh, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice 7: 9 *show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction ; Chapter 2: Copyright ; Chapter 3: Patent ; Chapter 4: Trademark ; Chapter 5: Trade Secrets ; Chapter 6: Related Rightsshow more

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