Prof. Peter K. Yu

Regents Professor of Law and Communication

Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property

Texas A&M University




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Intellectual Property and Information Wealth

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INFORMATION WEALTH: Issues and Practices in the Digital Age (2007)

Published by Praeger Publishers

Edited by Peter K. Yu

ISBN 0-275-98882-1

Hardback.  4 volumes.


In today's knowledge-based economy, intellectual property protection has taken on fundamentally new proportions, with profound implications for business, law, policy, and culture.  Featuring insights from leading scholars and practitioners, Intellectual Property and Information Wealth brings new clarity to the issues, providing rigorous analysis, historical context, and emerging practical applications from the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Volume 1 focuses on protections to novels, films, sound recordings, computer programs, and other creative products and covers such issues as authorship, duration of copyright, fair use of copyrighted materials, and the implications of the Internet and peer-to-peer file sharing.

Volume 2 explains the fundamental protections to inventors of devices, mechanical processes, chemical compounds, and other inventions and examines such issues as the scope and limits of patent protection, research exemptions and infringement, IP in the software and biotech industries, and trade secrets.

Volume 3 looks at the protections to distinctive symbols and signs, including brand names and unique product designs, and features chapters on consumer protection, trademark and the first amendment, brand licensing, publicity and cultural images, and domain names.

Volume 4 takes the discussion to the global level, addressing a wide range of issues, including not only enforcement of IP protections across borders, but also their implications for international trade and investment, economic development, national sovereignty, human rights, and public health.

Table of Contents

Volume 1:  Copyright and Related Rights



     Prof. Peter K. Yu, Michigan State University College of Law

Originality and Creativity in Copyright Law

     Prof. J. Russell Versteeg, New England School of Law

Copyright and Borrowing

     Prof. Olufunmilayo B. Arewa, Northwestern University School of Law

Who Is an Author?

     Prof. Mary LaFrance, William S. Boyd School of Law,

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Employers as Authors:  Copyrights in Works Made for Hire

     Prof. Deborah Tussey, Oklahoma City University School of Law

Narrative's Implications for Moral Rights in the United States

     Prof. Roberta Rosenthal Kwall, DePaul University College of Law

Intellectual Property and Fashion Design

     Prof. Susan Scafidi, SMU Dedman School of Law

Copyright Duration:  Theories and Practice

     Prof. Tyler T. Ochoa, Santa Clara University School of Law

Understanding the Complexity of Music Copyrights in the United States

     Prof. Lydia Pallas Loren, Lewis & Clark Northwestern School of Law

Fair Use and Social Practices

     Prof. Michael J. Madison, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Copynorms: Copyright Law and Social Norms

     Prof. Mark F. Schultz, Southern Illinois University School of Law

Twenty-first Century Libraries and Copyright

     Prof. Laura N. Gasaway, University of North Carolina School of Law

Creating in the Shadow of the Law: Media Fans and Intellectual Property

     Prof. Rebecca Tushnet, Georgetown University Law Center

The Evolving Doctrine of Copyright Misuse

     Prof. Brett Frischmann, Loyola University School of Law—Chicago

     Daniel Moylan, Murphy & Shaffer LLC

Finding Safe Harbors for Speech:  Internet Service Providers and Copyright Law

     Prof. Matt Jackson, Department of Communications,

     Penn State University

To Observe and Protect?: How Digital Rights Management Systems Threaten Privacy and What Policymakers Should Do About It

     Prof. Ian Kerr, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law

The Propertization of Copyright

     Prof. Michael A. Carrier, Rutgers Law School—Camden

Concentration in the Copyright Industries

     Prof. Ronald V. Bettig, Department of Communications,

     Penn State University

What the Treatment of African-American Artists Can Teach About Copyright Law

     Prof. K.J. Greene, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Virtual Property and the Overextension of Copyright Licensing Online

     Prof. Joshua A.T. Fairfield, Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington

Open Source Software and Information Wealth

     Prof. Greg R. Vetter, University of Houston Law Center

Creative Commons as Conversational Copyright

     Prof. Michael W. Carroll, Villanova University School of Law

Volume 2:  Patents and Trade Secrets



     Prof. Peter K. Yu, Michigan State University College of Law

Nonobviousness:  Looking Back and Looking Ahead

     Prof. Joseph Scott Miller, Lewis and Clark Law School

Nonobviousness as an Exercise in Gap Measuring

     Prof. Christopher A. Cotropia, T.C. Williams School of Law,

     University of Richmond

The Risks of Early Commercialization of an Invention: The On-Sale Bar to Patentability

     Prof. Timothy R. Holbrook, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Patent Protection Under the Modern Doctrine of Equivalents and Implied Disclaimer Doctrines

     Prof. Joshua D. Sarnoff, Washington College of Law, American University

When the Same Patent Means Different Things in Different Jurisdictions: A Comparative Analysis of Patent Interpretation

     Prof. Michael D. Pendleton, School of Law, Chinese University

     of Hong Kong

The Research Exemption to Patent Infringement:  The Delicate Balance Between Current and Future Technical Progress

     Prof. Katherine J. Strandburg, DePaul University College of Law

Patent Misuse:  From Inception to Modern Case Law

     Prof. Robin C. Feldman, U.C. Hastings College of the Law

Patent Infringement Remedies

     Prof. Lawrence M. Sung, University of Maryland School of Law

Lessons for Patent Policy from Empirical Research on Patent Litigation

     James Bessen, Director, Research on Innovation     

     Prof. Michael J. Meurer, Boston University School of Law

Taking Stock of the U.S. Patent System

     Prof. Jay P. Kesan, University of Illinois College of Law

Seed Wars: Controversies Over Access to and Control of Plant Genetic Resources

     Prof. Keith Aoki, University of Oregon School of Law

     Kennedy Luvai, University of Oregon School of Law

The Intended and Unintended Consequences of the Bayh-Dole Act

     Prof. Michael S. Mireles, Jr., University of Denver College of Law

Reassessing the Anticommons Debate in Light of Biotechnology Patent Trends

     Prof. David E. Adelman, James E. Rogers College of Law,

     University of Arizona

A Global Controversy:  The Role of Morality in Biotechnology Patent Law

     Prof. Margo A. Bagley, Emory University School of Law

Human Genome Patenting and Its Implications for Medical Research

     Prof. Li Yahong, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law

Software Patents: The Evolution of the Useful Arts

     Prof. Richard S. Gruner, Whittier Law School

The Cinderella of Intellectual Property Law: Trade Secrets

     Prof. Sharon K. Sandeen, Hamline University School of Law

Intellectual Property Financing: The Intersection of Intellectual Property and Secured Transactions

     Prof. Xuan-Thao Nguyen, SMU Dedman School of Law     
Patent Donations and Tax Policy

     Prof. Xuan-Thao Nguyen, SMU Dedman School of Law

     Prof. Jeffrey A. Maine, University of Maine School of Law

Volume 3:  Trademark and Unfair Competition Law



     Prof. Peter K. Yu, Michigan State University College of Law

Search and Persuasion in Trademark Law

     Prof. Barton Beebe, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 
Consumer-Confusion Analysis and Judicial Subjectivity in Trademark Law

     Prof. Ann Bartow, University of South Carolina School of Law
Initial Interest Confusion:  The Diversion of Trademark Law

     Prof. Jennifer E. Rothman, Washington University School of Law
Trademarking the Immoral and Scandalous: Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act

     Prof. Llewellyn Joseph Gibbons, The University of Toledo College of Law
First Amendment Limitations on Trademark Rights

     Prof. Lisa P. Ramsey, University of San Diego School of Law
A Critical Analysis of the Doctrine of Naked Licenses in Trademark Law

     Prof. Irene Calboli, Marquette University Law School
Authorship and Trademark Law

     Prof. Laura A. Heymann, William & Mary School of Law
What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?  Channeling Doctrines in Intellectual Property

     Prof. Mark P. McKenna, St. Louis University School of Law
The Territoriality of United States Trademark Law

     Prof. Graeme W. Austin, James E. Rogers College of Law,

     University of Arizona
International Recognition and Protection of Famous and Well-Known Marks

     Frederick Mostert, Esq., Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Richemont
Trademark Dilution and the Evolution of Trademark Law

     Prof. David S. Welkowitz, Whittier Law School
The Myth of Trademark “Harmonization”

     Prof. Kenneth L. Port, William Mitchell College of Law
Distinctive Designs and Functional Products:  Limitations on the Protection of Trade Dress Under Trademark Law

     Prof. Lars Smith, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law,

     University of Louisville
Personality as Property:  The Uneasy Case for Publicity Rights

     Prof. Michael P. Madow, Brooklyn Law School
Names as Domains, Names as Marks:  Issues Concerning the Interface Between Internet Domain Names and Trademark Rights

     Zohar Efroni, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and Patent, Copyright and Competition Law, Germany
Taxing Trademarks and Domain Names

     Prof. Xuan-Thao Nguyen, SMU Dedman School of Law

     Prof. Jeffrey A. Maine, University of Maine School of Law

Volume 4:  International Intellectual Property Law and Policy



     Prof. Peter K. Yu, Michigan State University College of Law

The Architecture of the International Intellectual Property System

     Prof. Graeme B. Dinwoodie, Chicago-Kent College of Law

The TRIPS Agreement and the Doha Round: History and Impact on Economic Development

     Prof. Daniel J. Gervais, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
Five Disharmonizing Trends in the International Intellectual Property Regime

     Prof. Peter K. Yu, Michigan State University College of Law

Beyond FTA Negotiations:  Implementing the New Generation of Intellectual Property Obligations

     David Vivas Eugui, The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development

     Johanna von Braun, The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
Doing Deals with Al Capone: Paying Protection Money for Intellectual Property in the Global Knowledge Economy

     Prof. Peter Drahos, Research School of Social Sciences,

     Australian National University

The Economics of Global Intellectual Property and Economic Development:  A Survey

     Prof. Keith E. Maskus, Department of Economics, University of Colorado—Boulder
The Role of Intellectual Property in Promoting International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment

     Prof. Daniel Chow, Ohio State University College of Law
Enforcement and Protection: Internal and External Considerations

     Timothy P. Trainer, Esq., Global Intellectual Property Strategy Center, P.C.

Recognizing Authority in the Marketplace: The Curious and Ubiquitous Problem of Gray Markets

     Prof. Shubha Ghosh, SMU Dedman School of Law
International Intellectual Property, Conflicts of Laws, and Internet Remedies

     Paul Edward Geller, Esq., general editor of International Copyright Law and Practice
The EC Duration Directive:  An Example of the Complexity of EC Copyright Harmonization

     Prof. Silke von Lewinski, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law
A Slice of Parma Ham: Understanding the Protection of Geographical Indications

     Dr. Dwijen Rangnekar, Warwick Law School
Across the Pond and Back Again: Digital Database Protection in the European Union and the United States

     Prof. Jacqueline D. Lipton, Case Western Reserve University

     School of Law
Intellectual Property, Biological Resources, and Traditional Knowledge

     Dr. Graham Dutfield, Herchel Smith Senior Research Fellow, Queen Mary College, University of London
Of Plant Variety Protection, Agricultural Subsidies and the WTO

     Prof. Srividhya Ragavan, University of Oklahoma School of Law
Indigenous Peoples and Emerging Protections for Traditional Knowledge

     Prof. Angela R. Riley, Southwestern Law School

Approaches to Accessing Essential Medicines and the TRIPS Agreement

     Prof. James Thuo Gathii, Albany Law School
Resistance in the Digital World

     Prof. Debora J. Halbert, Department of History and Political Science, Otterbein College
The Romance of the Public Domain

     Prof. Anupam Chander, University of California-Davis School of Law

     Prof. Madhavi Sunder, University of California-Davis School of Law


"Questions surrounding the library's photocopy machine, internet file-sharing services, fake designer handbags, pollen from genetically-engineered plants, and access in the developing world to patented medicines are all part of the growing intellectual property debate. The field of intellectual property has grown to such oceanic proportions that a four-volume 'comprehensive mini-library' on the topic barely skims the surface. In Editor Peter K. Yu's Intellectual Property and Information Wealth: Issues and Practices in the Digital Age, a bevy of experts seek to explain the basics of intellectual property for you and me. . . . This is important reading on questions that are likely to get thornier."

American Libraries, Apr. 1, 2007

"Yu . . . viewed his purpose in putting together this four-volume set as the development of a comprehensive mini-library on intellectual property that covers both the basic and cutting edge issues. He has organized the material in accordance with the three main branches of intellectual property law (copyrights, patents, and trademarks) and added a final volume covering the increasingly important international developments. Each volume contains approximately 20 articles each . . . ."

Reference & Research Book News, Feb. 1, 2007

"[I]t's refreshing to find a volume which moves outside the legal system to address information and digital issues for a more general audience. College-level students of computer science, sociology, legal issues and contemporary issues will find this four-volume reference set simply invaluable, packing in discussions of protections and challenges to novels, films, music, computer programs and other digitally-affected media, and examining protection efforts, legal rights, global and cross-border protections and strategies, and more. Each volume includes plenty of quotes and references from authoritative source material and studies, and each provides pro/con discussions of related issues, making for an outstanding survey that should be a top pick of any college-level collection.

California Bookwatch, June 2007

"This four-volume set represents a prodigious effort on the part of the editor to gather over 70 chapter contributors. Each volume deals with a different aspect of intellectual property (IP). Rather than being a textbook on IP basics, this work focuses on insights from established and new players in the field on specific aspects of each topic. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners."

Choice, October 2007

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