Scope: This fully revised and updated edition of Intellectual Property Rights for Engineers, addresses recent developments in this area. The book explains the general principles behind the law protecting innovation, quoting cases from the engineering domain in order to clarify legal issues.
Chapters outline the basic rights through automatic protection (copyright, design right) and registration systems (patent, registered design, trade mark), as well as confidential information. Irish then covers precisely who owns the rights and how their use is constrained by EC law, how to license or even litigate when necessary and, finally, strategic aspects for decision-making and management.
Vivien Irish has over 20 years of experience in handling all IP related to electrical and computer systems and physics. She has been a member of the Editorial Advisory panel for several years and is the current Chair.
Suitable for both new and practising Engineers
Introduction. Copyright. Rights in Designs. Patents. Confidential Information. Trade Markets. Ownership of Intellectual Property Rights and Rights of Employees. Unfair Competition. Licensing and Litigation. Management of Intellectual Property Rights.