For being a huge tome on copyright law it has proven to be extremely easy to read and follow through. Lots of examples repeated over the text, and although this might sound weird, it is a great way to make this text easy to follow. Extremely readable, anyone interested in law could read it regardless of previous knowledge and come out understanding how intellectual property works fairly well.
As a paralegal, with an interest in intellectual property for managing my website and publishing company for my books and seminars, this is an invaluable tool which guides me and keeps me safe from making mistakes of infringing. And also gives me tools to deter others from infringing on my works. I took an IP class at Santa Clara University years ago, and this desk reference was purchased as an update so I am fresh on the current law.
Easy to read, created in sections so you can skip around to relevant topics be it patent, trademark, or copyright. I am very appreciative of this work.
I purchased this book to supplement some other material that is very detailed. This book is a good starting point to refer to when IP, trademark or copyright issues arise. It reads well. It is not a guide for writing claims etc .. for that consult an attorney and or buy a more advanced publication.
I am taking an online paralegal class in intellectual property and purchased this as a supplement to the class materials. I find the book to be superb -- very clearly written and well organized. Note that some of the minutiae of intellectual property, i.e., a description of the writ of seizure in a copyright infringement, will not be covered. However, any serious student should be reading the original statutes and can refer to the US Copyright Office website, which is also very useful. The book includes very helpful sample forms and posts updates to the law on a website, which is referenced in the introduction. I imagine I will be relying on this as a reference going forward.
This book is very nicely written and provides a easy understanding of Intellectual Property Law. Prior to this book, i didn't have any knowledge in this field. This book really gave a brief and a basic working knowledge of IP.