Deadline: Friday 3 June.
The books available for review are the following:
Carolyn Deere Birkbeck
Written by a leading WIPO commentator, The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): A Reference Guide is the first comprehensive reference book to illuminate the nuts and bolts of WIPO governance. This practical guide offers a unique insight into how WIPO is governed, described in clear, readily accessible terms for policymakers, scholars and stakeholders. The Guide reviews the origins of WIPO and sets out its current functions and activities, presenting a framework for analysing WIPO’s complex governance system. The text is accompanied by a number of valuable appendices, including key documents that have to date not been readily available to the public.
Research Handbook on the history of copyright law
Isabella Alexander and H. Tomás Gómez-Arostegui (eds.)
There has been an explosion of interest in recent years regarding the origin and of intellectual property law. The study of copyright history, in particular, has grown remarkably in the last twenty years, with a flurry of activity in the last ten. This Handbook takes stock of the field of copyright history as it stands today, as well as examining potential developments in the future.
The contributions feature copyright and history experts from across the UK, Australia, the United States, France, Spain and Italy. Covering European, US and international copyright history and traversing from the 16th Century to the early 20th century, this book offers a broad survey of the field and a solid foundation for future research.
This book explores the acquisition and use of patents under the law of the world's two most important antitrust regimes: the United States and the European Union. It examines antitrust rules governing technology transfer, standard-essential technologies, patent aggregation, open and closed systems, coercive licensing terms that amount to misuse, evergreening tactics in the pharmaceutical industry like 'paying for delay', and patentee immunity in suing for infringement. To contextualize that analysis, the book explores the theoretical relationship between patents and competition law, addresses the U.S. 'patent crisis', the move towards unitary patents in Europe, and differences between the US and EU competition regimes. Further, the book explores idiosyncrasies governing the core antitrust questions of market definition, market power, and anticompetitive conduct in the patent setting. In doing so, the book allows those who practice, enforce, teach, or study competition law to understand the subtleties of this fascinating subject.
Alexander von Mühlendahl, Dimitris Botis, Spyros Maniatis, and Imogen Wiseman
The following book is still in search of a reviewer. It is the perfect summer read for an IP practitioner willing to explore the complex, but fascinating, world of saisie-contrefaçon in the context of French IP law.
Pierre Véron (ed)
Specific to the intellectual property domain, the search and seizure procedure, saisie-contrefaçon, makes easy the search, descriptions and in some cases the actual seizure of allegedly infringing products. This powerful measure, specific to French law, is a priceless evidentiary tool for innovators and creators. This reference book studies all aspects of saisie-contrefaçon in detail: the rights allowing it, its limitations, outcomes and causes for invalidation. Written by practicing lawyers specializing in intellectual property, it contains numerous references to case law, abundant in this domain where many court cases are won or lost depending on how the saisie-contrefaçon is handled.