- Paperback: 576 pages
- Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning; 4 edition (March 5, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1111648573
- ISBN-13: 978-1111648572
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.8 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 36 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Intellectual Property: The Law of Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents, and Trade Secrets 4th Edition
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About the Author
Deborah E. Bouchoux, J.D., is an adjunct faculty member of Georgetown University, where she teaches a variety of topics in the Paralegal Studies Program and serves on the program's advisory board. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law and a member of the State Bar of California (inactive) and District of Columbia Bar (active). She has taught in a number of paralegal programs, including the University of San Diego Paralegal Program and the Paralegal Studies Program at George Washington University. She is the author of eleven textbooks and several articles in national and local paralegal publications.
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Why a nightmare? Because when you go to the book's site (delmar - cengage), it's mostly ads for paralegal courses and other products. When you finally, after numerous clicks (try putting the author's name in the search box) get to the right site, you will get to the book's page, and then click student resources on the right, it takes you to purchasable flashcards and e resources IF you bought the book there.
Don't confuse THIS book's online experience with the author's web recommendations, however-- she gives awesome and up to date internet resources (all are current and easy to access with very few dead links) WITHIN each chapter. You've probably read about the Chinese hacking our IP-- well, the author shows how to do so legally, for example (p. 256) how to search the copyright office's records. If you have a data mining program like Smartlogic's Semaphore, R - Rattle, or Carrot2, you'll be able to surf the heck out of many government offices with this book's help and numerous, current online resources and addresses.
For reference, I'm the VP of Technology for PayRoy dot com -- our job IS to search patent, copyright, trademark and many other IP databases both public and private. From that perspective, this book is FULL of very important PRACTICAL tips, and ideal for self study. On the other hand, it is not the law school 1,200 page Smith vs. USPTO judicial review text that will teach you detailed IP law. Most of those texts refer you to Lexis Nexis for details anyway, as does this fine text. I was one of the original authors of the Orphan Drug Act, for example, and was tickled pink that the act was covered in some detail, which it's not in some "big" $600 "law school" IP texts!
Don't get me wrong, there are numerous fine and fun case studies peppered throughout all the chapters, and in this edition they are really current. None of the Amazon headings stuff tells you that this is the 4th edition either (at this writing, it just says Edition:Paperback) -- so if you do buy this from an Amazon vendor or Amazon Warehouse Deals used (this is pricey but worth it), be SURE you're getting the most recent edition! Note to MY customers (Engineers and their IP Attorneys): YES, she DOES cover circuits and semiconductors in detail, amazing!
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I take off one star simply for cost. No way is this intro-level material worth over 100 bucks. This is a $20 book in gold plating.
Another star off for quite a number of spelling errors and other typos and goofs (repeated sentence/para fragment, etc.) that should have been caught in proofreading. Hard to believe these are still being carried along in the THIRD EDITION. These little glitches don't interfere with the usefulness of the book, but given the price, they owe us a PERFECTLY PROOFED text. Everybody else gets it right--why can't this team? And, a working paralegal who made these types of errors could be fired. It's ironic and silly for the book to contain such goofs.