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The Law of Intellectual Property 5E

Front Cover - The Law of Intellectual Property 5E

Fifth Edition 


Craig Allen Nard
Case Western Reserve University

Michael J. Madison
University of Pittsburgh

Mark P. McKenna
Notre Dame University

2017. 1472 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-7571-0.

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About the Book

This comprehensive and practical book focuses on the core concepts of Intellectual Property. The book’s innovative pedagogy engages students with problems drawn from actual cases and provides them with introductions to cases and contextual summaries in the notes.

New to the Fifth Edition:

  • Patent (Chapters 2-5):  Up to date Federal Circuit and Supreme Court case law, including Nautilus, Alice, Teva, Williamson, and Lexmark; detailed substantive comments following the principal cases; more statistics and charts, particularly relating to USPTO decision-making and PTAB inter partes review; enhanced Patent Reform Perspectives (i.e., America Invents Act).
  • Copyright (Chapters 6-9):  Expanded coverage of contemporary developments in copyright law, with 13 new cases; expanded coverage of recent developments gives adopters greater flexibility in choosing materials within that structure.
  • Trademark (Chapters 10-13): The new edition is updated to reflect recent Supreme Court decisions, and there are new materials on bars to registration, functionality, expressive use, and remedies.  

Casebook Features:

  • Innovative pedagogy includes introductions to cases and puts policy and theory in practical context
  • Problems are drawn from real-world cases
  • Modular organization supports flexible course organization for beginning and veteran teachers alike
  • Comprehensive coverage, including detailed discussion of the America Invents Act
  • Detailed Teacher’s Manual with sample syllabi, teaching notes, problems, exam suggestions

Preface / Sample Chapters