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xi, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction to environmental law
  • Wild plants and animals
  • Threatened and endangered species
  • International environmental laws protecting biodiversity
  • Federal public lands
  • Private lands
  • Polluting lakes, streams, and rivers
  • Filling in streams and wetlands
  • Oceans and coasts
  • Air pollution
  • Global climate change.
Environmental law has an unquestionable effect on the species, ecosystems, and landscapes that biologists study and vice-versa, as the research of these biologists frequently informs policy. But because many scientists receive little or no legal training, we know relatively little about the precise ways that laws affect biological systems and, consequently, about how best to improve these laws and better protect our natural resources. With Environmental Law for Biologists, ecologist and lawyer Tristan Kimbrell bridges this gap in legal knowledge. Complete with a concise introduction to environmental law and an appendix describing the most important federal and international statutes and treaties discussed, the book is divided into four broad parts: laws that focus on individual species, like invasive species policies, the Endangered Species Act, and international treaties such as CITES; laws that focus on land, from federal public lands to agricultural regulations and urban planning; laws that focus on water, such as the Clean Water Act; and laws that focus on air, such as the Clean Air Act and international measures meant to mitigate global climate change. Written for working biologists and students alike, this book will be a catalyst for both more effective policy and enhanced research, offering hope for the manifold frictions between science and the law.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226333854 20160919
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
275 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
x, 481 pages ; 22 cm
  • The subject matter of copyright
  • Ownership
  • Transfers and licenses of copyright
  • Copyright notice
  • Registration of a copyright claim
  • Rights in copyrighted works
  • The compulsory licenses
  • Infringement
  • Fair use
  • Works created before 1978
  • Tax treatment of copyrights
  • International copyright protection
  • Copyright and the information society : a few parting thoughts, and a glimpse into the future.
Through five editions since 1981, this book has offered the most comprehensive accessible guide available to all aspects of copyright law. Now, with the sixth edition, The Copyright Book has been thoroughly updated to cover copyright for the Internet age, discussing a range of developments in the law since 2000. The only book written for nonlawyers that covers the entire field of copyright law, it is essential reading for authors, artists, creative people in every medium, the companies that hire them, users of copyrighted material, and anyone with an interest in copyright law from a policy perspective. New material includes greatly expanded coverage of infringement and fair use, with detailed discussion of recent decisions, including the Grateful Dead, Google, and HathiTrust cases. The new edition considers such topics as open access, the defeat of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), file sharing, e-reserves, the status of "orphan works, " and the latest developments under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The sixth edition also brings up to date The Copyright Book's plain English explanation of such fundamental topics as authorship and ownership; transfers and licenses of copyright; copyright notice; registration of copyright (including the new online registration and "preregistration" systems); the scope of rights included in copyright, and exceptions to those rights; "moral rights"; compulsory licenses; tax treatment of copyright; and international aspects of copyright law. As copyright issues grow ever more complicated, The Copyright Book becomes ever more indispensable.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262027397 20160616
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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xxii, 225 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Preface xi Preface to the Second Edition xv Preface to the First Edition xix About the Author xxiii 1 Basic Intellectual Property Concepts 1 1.1 Introduction 1 1.2 Basic Patent Law Concepts 2 1.3 Patent Office Operations 5 1.4 Requirements for Obtaining a Patent 8 1.5 Types of Patents 11 1.6 Parts of a Patent 14 1.7 The Term of a Patent 20 1.8 Provisional Protection 22 1.9 Definitions of Commonly Used Terms 24 1.10 International Treaties 32 1.11 The Paris Convention 32 1.12 The Patent Cooperation Treaty 35 1.13 The European Patent Convention 40 1.14 The African Intellectual Property Organization 42 1.15 The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization 42 1.16 Eurasian Patent Convention 43 1.17 Copyrights, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets 45 1.18 Other Resources 48 2 The Value of Patents 49 2.1 Exclusivity -- The Desired Goal 49 2.2 The Mechanics of Achieving Exclusivity in a Technology Area 56 2.3 Traps and Misconceptions -- What Patents Can't Do 62 2.4 The Informational Value of Patents 65 2.5 Assigning Value to Patents 68 2.6 Licensing of Patents 72 3 Developing a Strategy 75 3.1 Professional Help 75 3.2 Determining Whether or Not an Invention is Patentable 77 3.3 Defining Strategy 79 3.4 The Principles Behind the Strategy -- The Military Model 81 3.5 Developing a Patent Strategy Model 82 3.6 Developing a Patent Strategy for an Invention 96 3.7 Developing a Patent Strategy for a Series of Inventions 110 3.8 Developing a Strategy for an Existing Product 118 3.9 Developing a Strategy for Licensing Patents 121 3.10 Developing a Strategy for Handling a Potentially Adverse Patent 123 3.11 Developing a Strategy for Oddball Inventions 127 3.12 Dealing with Inventors When Patent Applications are Not Filed 129 3.13 Coordination of Other Strategies and Patent Strategy 131 4 Researching with Intellectual Property in Mind 133 4.1 Introduction 133 4.2 Characteristics of Prolific Inventors 134 4.3 Characteristics of Casual Inventors 140 4.4 The Inventive Process 142 4.5 Fostering Inventive Activity 146 4.6 Suggestions on How to Conduct Research for Stronger Patents 150 5 Infringement and Freedom to Operate 155 5.1 Types of Infringement 155 5.2 Avoiding Patent Infringement 158 5.3 Dealing with Infringers 161 5.4 Research Disclosures and Journal Articles 162 5.5 Published Patent Applications and Provisional Patent Coverage 165 6 Working with Attorneys, Agents, and Patent Liaisons 167 6.1 Introduction 167 6.2 Preparing for the Legal World 168 6.3 Actions to Take before Meeting with the Agent 170 6.4 Typical Working Arrangements with Agents 171 6.5 The Researcher's Responsibility for Technical Details 173 6.6 Aloofness 174 6.7 Experimentation for the Patent Application 176 6.8 Patent Liaisons and Other Intellectual Property Professionals 177 7 Disclosure and Filing Decisions 181 7.1 Introduction 181 7.2 Controlling the Disclosure of Technology 182 7.3 The Filing Decision 183 7.4 Filing Globally 185 7.5 Compulsory Licensing 187 7.6 The Cost of Broadly Filed Patent Applications 188 7.7 The Legal Systems of Individual Countries 190 7.8 Techniques for Determining Which Countries will be of Value 191 7.9 World Growth and Economic Power 193 7.10 Templates 195 7.11 Timing of Application Filings 195 7.12 Global Experts 197 7.13 Agreement with Strategy 197 8 After the Filing 199 8.1 Introduction 199 8.2 Anticipating the First Response from a Patent office 199 8.3 Modification of Claims 200 8.4 Research After the Filing 202 8.5 Maintaining Cohesion 204 8.6 Issuance and Maintenance of Patents 205 9 The Future of Intellectual Property Efforts 207 References 211 Further Reading 215 Index 219.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470057742 20160610
As individuals and companies realise the importance of their inventions, issues surrounding patent laws and practices are taking centre stage around the world. Patent Strategy introduces researchers to patent applications and patent portfolios. With minimum use of 'legal jargon' it provides the technical professional with the assistance and advice they require to understand the legal complexities that they may encounter before and during a patent application. It also discusses the responsibilities of the researcher after patent applications have been filed and the role the researcher can play in the maintenance of a global patent estate. This updated edition of the best selling book has been expanded to keep pace with modern day movements and addresses the global issue surrounding intellectual property. Including new information on areas such as software and biotechnology it shows the techniques that can be used by individuals and academic inventors to protect their work and is the ideal reference source. Bridges the gap between the legal system and scientific research and avoids legal jargon Details the reasons behind patents, their importance and relevance to all researchers and the strategy needed for filing for a patent Focuses on the strategy and reasons rather than just being a textbook of patent law Presents an overview of tools a researcher can use while working with a patent attorney or agent Adopts a readable style that explains the basics right up to developing a strategy Essential reading for all those who wish to keep pace and protect their work Reviews from previous edition: "...I can recommend it for technology managing types. Does a nice job of explaining many aspects of the patent system and patent strategies with a minimum of jargon and case citations..." -- Internet Patent News "...provides an enlightened approach to a complex subject. It is relatively easy to read and follow..." -- Polymers Paint and Colour Journal "This handy book provides the researcher with useful guidance on how to maximize the benefit of their inventiveness to themselves and their organization". -- Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470057759 20160610
As individuals and companies realise the importance of their inventions, issues surrounding patent laws and practices are taking centre stage around the world. Patent Strategy introduces researchers to patent applications and patent portfolios. With minimum use of 'legal jargon' it provides the technical professional with the assistance and advice they require to understand the legal complexities that they may encounter before and during a patent application. It also discusses the responsibilities of the researcher after patent applications have been filed and the role the researcher can play in the maintenance of a global patent estate. This updated edition of the best selling book has been expanded to keep pace with modern day movements and addresses the global issue surrounding intellectual property. Including new information on areas such as software and biotechnology it shows the techniques that can be used by individuals and academic inventors to protect their work and is the ideal reference source. Bridges the gap between the legal system and scientific research and avoids legal jargon Details the reasons behind patents, their importance and relevance to all researchers and the strategy needed for filing for a patent Focuses on the strategy and reasons rather than just being a textbook of patent law Presents an overview of tools a researcher can use while working with a patent attorney or agent Adopts a readable style that explains the basics right up to developing a strategy Essential reading for all those who wish to keep pace and protect their work Reviews from previous edition: Internet Patent News "...I can recommend it for technology managing types. Does a nice job of explaining many aspects of the patent system and patent strategies with a minimum of jargon and case citations..." Polymers Paint and Colour Journal "...provides an enlightened approach to a complex subject. It is relatively easy to read and follow, ..." Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology "This handy book provides the researcher with useful guidance on how to maximize the benefit of their inventiveness to themselves and their organization".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470057742 20160610
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
125 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
There can be a clash of cultures when academic scientists negotiate consulting agreements with biotechnology or pharmaceutical companies. Scientists, accustomed to the collegial atmosphere of the laboratory and sometimes disdainful of legal paperwork, might be less than diligent in reading the fine print. On the other hand, a company--motivated to protect discoveries and trade secrets--might write provisions that are favorable to its interests, leaving it to the scientist to raise objections or offer a counterproposal. The scientist, meanwhile, might believe that it would be impolite or antagonistic to raise questions about a company's agreement. This book offers an essential guide for academic scientists and physicians who are considering consulting work in the field of biomedicine. In it, the authors--an attorney and a Nobel Laureate in Medicine, both with extensive experience reviewing and negotiating consulting agreements--outline key issues to consider before signing a consulting agreement. These issues range from the obvious--intellectual property, confidentiality, and fees--to those that might not spring immediately to mind, including indemnity, different classes of stock, and the relevance of insider trading and securities laws.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262517935 20160615
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
279 pages : ill., forms ; 23 cm
  • Patents and intellectual property law
  • Qualifying for a patent
  • Invention documentation
  • Patent searching
  • Reading and writing patents
  • Patent prosecution and the PTO
  • Patent ownership
  • Patent infringement
  • International patent law
  • Help beyond this book.
Offers an introduction to the patenting process, including information on invention documentation, patent searching, and patent infringement.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xvii, 370 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
The transportation sector cannot continue on its current path: The volatility of oil prices threatens the U.S. economy, the large proportion of oil importation threatens U.S. energy security, and the massive contribution of greenhouse gases threatens the environment. The development of domestic sources of alternative transportation fuels with lower greenhouse emissions is now a national imperative. Coal and biomass are in abundant supply in the United States and can be converted to liquid fuels that can be combusted in existing and future vehicles. Their abundant supply makes them attractive candidates to provide non-oil-based liquid fuels to the U.S. transportation system. However, there are important questions about the economic viability, carbon impact, and technology status of these options. Liquid Transportation Fuels from Coal and Biomass provides a snapshot of the potential costs of liquid fuels from biomass by biochemical conversion and from biomass and coal by thermochemical conversion. Policy makers, investors, leaders in industry, the transportation sector, and others with a concern for the environment, economy, and energy security will look to this book as a roadmap to independence from foreign oil. With immediate action and sustained effort, alternative liquid fuels can be available in the 2020 time frame, if or when the nation needs them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309137126 20160603
Green Library, Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xix, 209 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Being an Expert Witness Introduction An Expert Witness Types of Experts Types of Litigation Rules of the Court versus Rules of the Laboratory Work Product and Attorney--Client Privilege Ethical Considerations The Resume, the Internet, and Retention of the Expert Introduction The Resume Using the Internet Selecting and Retaining an Expert Retention of the Expert Conclusions The Expert Witness Introduction Qualifications and Experience The Client The Initial Attorney--Expert Contact The Expert and the Dispute Time to Walk Away Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Conclusions Attorney--Expert Witness Relationships Introduction Contact Scientists and Engineers Information from the Attorney Discoverable and Nondiscoverable Communications Interrogatories Depositions Reports Introduction Explaining Science and Engineering to Judges and Jurors The Oral Report The Written Report Charts, Figures, and Visual Aids The Predeposition and Deposition Introduction The Pleadings Stage Discovery Predeposition Preparation Items for the Deposition The Deposition Conflict of Interest The Trial Introduction Pretrial Preparation Trial Preparation Courtroom Layout Jury Trial and Bench Trial The Judge The Jury The Expert Witness in Court The Scientist or Engineer on the Witness Stand Epilogue Introduction After-Trial Responsibilities The Trial Transcripts Future Litigation Arising from the Trial Records Accumulated during the Case Lessons Learned Glossary Bibliography and Additional Reading Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781420052589 20160528
The increased technical nature of litigation coupled with an increase in the number of cases have given rise to the need for a book specifically written for scientists and engineers called to testify as expert witnesses. Unique in its approach, "The Scientist or Engineer as an Expert Witness" assists these experts in clearly conveying the often complicated information to a non-technical audience. Highly detailed and exceedingly thorough in scope, the book begins with a complete discussion of the functions of the expert witness before delving into the process of how attorneys find experts.A significant portion discusses the professional resume and other tools the expert can use to market him or herself. The author supplies a helpful primer on the rules of evidence and a discussion of the attorney-expert witness relationship. He includes ample treatment of the use of reports and visual aids, as well as issues that arise during depositions. The book closes with a comprehensive discussion of the trial itself, followed by post-trial responsibilities.A complete glossary of terms further clarifies the material. Dr. James G.Speight has more than 40 years' experience in areas associated with the properties and processing of conventional and synthetic fuels. He is the editor of the journals "Petroleum Science and Technology", "Energy Sources Part A: Recovery", "Utilization, and Environmental Effects", and "Energy Sources Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy". He has testified numerous times as an expert witness and the guidance he provides gives witnesses all the information needed to testify confidently and effectively.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781420052589 20160528
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
1 v. (various pagings) ; 28 cm.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xvi, 201 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface. Preface to the First Edition. About the Author. Basic Intellectual Property Concepts. The Value of Patents. Developing a Strategy. Researching With Intellectual Property in Mind. Infringement and Freedom to Operate. Working With Attorneys, Agents, and Liaisons. Disclosure and Filing Decisions. After the Filing. The Future of Intellectual Property Efforts. References. Further Reading. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471492603 20160527
As individuals and companies realise the importance of their inventions, issues surrounding patent laws and practices are taking centre stage around the world. This updated edition of the best selling book has been expanded to keep pace with modern day movements and addresses the global issue surrounding intellectual property. Including new information on areas such as software and biotechnology it shows the techniques that can be used by individuals and academic inventors to protect their work and is the ideal reference source. Bridges the gap between the legal system and scientific research and avoids legal jargon Details the reasons behind patents, their importance and relevance to all researchers and the strategy needed for filing for a patent Focuses on the strategy and reasons rather than just being a textbook of patent law Adopts a readable style that explains the basics right up to developing a strategy Essential reading for all those who wish to keep pace and protect their work Reviews of the First Edition "...fulfills a most useful purpose, is soundly based and discusses patent strategy sensibly. I should like it to be compulsory reading for all newly-appointed research managers." S. M Scott - Research Policy "...should be recommended reading for both researchers and their managers, and those who work with them." Michael Blackman - Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471492603 20160527
Science Library (Li and Ma)