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Licensing Intellectual Property: Law and Application

Fourth Edition

Robert W. Gomulkiewicz
UW Law Foundation Professor of Law
Faculty Director of the Law, Technology & Arts Group
University of Washington School of Law – Seattle

Xuan-Thao Nguyen
Gerald L. Bepko Chair in Law
Director, Center for Intellectual Property and Innovation
IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law – Indianapolis

Danielle M. Conway
Michael J. Marks Distinguished Professor of Business Law
Director, Hawai’i Procurement Institute
University of Hawai’i at Manoa
William S. Richardson School of Law

2018. 960 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-9269-4. With Teacher's Manual.

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About the Book

Intellectual property is among the most important and interesting areas of law, thanks to its close link to the technological changes sweeping society. But it is not enough to simply own patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets—inventors and creators need to put these intellectual property assets to productive use.  Licensing is the most important way to do that. Licensing Intellectual Property: Law and Application provides students of varied backgrounds with an understanding of the legal principles and licensing models available to help clients accomplish their business objectives. This book is for courses focusing on the law of licensing and the application of licensing in practice. In particular, the book’s extensive drafting and client counseling exercises provide students the opportunity to develop their skills.

New to the 4th Edition:
  • Discussion of new Supreme Court cases
  • Updated material on the boundaries around licensing transactions
  • Revised material on patent exhaustion and copyright first sales
  • New material on university technology transfers