Intellectual Property: Principles and Practice

Fitzgerald, Anne and Eliades, Dimitrios and Olwan, Rami ORCID: (2022) Intellectual Property: Principles and Practice. Lawbook Co., Sydney, Australia. ISBN 9780455245256


Intellectual Property: Principles and Practice provides a succinct, principles-based account of all the forms of intellectual property recognised in Australian law: copyright, patents, plant breeder’s rights, trade marks, designs and confidential information. It explains the rationale, key concepts and principles of each form of intellectual property in a style which is readily accessible to broad readership.

Capturing the dynamism of this area of law, this book adopts a contemporary, forward-looking perspective within the context of the international framework of treaties and agreements that underpin the intellectual property system. It covers the numerous recent legislative changes and judicial decisions, as well as considering how intellectual property law is continuing to evolve in response to challenges presented by fourth industrial revolution technologies (such as AI) and business models. The increasingly important topic of Indigenous Knowledge is dealt with in a separate chapter which considers how traditional knowledge and cultural expressions can be appropriately recognised and protected within the intellectual property system. A chapter on Management and Commercialisation provides a practical overview of key issues relating to the management of intellectual property in the context of commercialisation.

Drawing on the authors’ experience in teaching and practising intellectual property law, the book has been designed to actively support and facilitate teaching and learning, particularly in the online environment. To further this objective, each chapter structures the development of the reader’s knowledge of intellectual property concepts and principles by the inclusion of features, such as:

case studies;
chapter summaries;
review questions;
guides to problem solving;
tutorial questions and essay questions.

The style and approach adopted by this book make it directly relevant for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying intellectual property law, whether as a stand-alone unit or as a component of a more general property law, business law, technology law or technology commercialization subject.

It will also be a useful resource for legal practitioners, intellectual property professionals (patent attorneys and trade mark attorneys), in-house counsel, and business and management professionals who require a working understanding of the fundamentals of the intellectual property system.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2022 00:10
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2022 03:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intellectual property; Australian law
Fields of Research (2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180115 Intellectual Property Law
Fields of Research (2020): 48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4806 Private law and civil obligations > 480603 Intellectual property law
48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4801 Commercial law > 480102 Commercial law
48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4801 Commercial law > 480199 Commercial law not elsewhere classified

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