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Patent It Yourself: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office

Patent It Yourself: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office Lowest new price: $27.20
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Author: David Pressman Attorney

Protect and profit from your invention

For over 30 years, Patent It Yourself has guided hundreds of thousands of inventors through the process of getting a patent, from start to finish. Patent attorneys David Pressman and David E. Blau provide the latest information, forms, and clear instructions to help you:

  • conduct a patent search the right way
  • evaluate your idea’s commercial potential
  • file a provisional patent application to get “patent pending” status
  • prepare a patent application
  • focus on your patent application’s claims
  • respond to patent examiners
  • get your drawings done right
  • protect your rights in foreign countries
  • deal with infringers, and
  • market and license your invention.
The 19th edition covers the latest implications of the first-to-file rules created by the America Invents Act.

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Rights and Reproductions: The Handbook for Cultural Institutions (American Alliance of Museums)

Rights and Reproductions: The Handbook for Cultural Institutions (American Alliance of Museums) Lowest new price: $60.00
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Management and dissemination of the Intellectual Property (IP) assets maintained by cultural institutions is a key responsibility of caring for collections. Rights and reproductions methodologies are seemingly ever-changing with new technologies, additional distribution avenues, evolving case law, applicable court decisions, and new legislation.

This revised edition of Rights & Reproductions: The Handbook for Cultural Institutions marks the first time this valuable publication is available in print as well as digital. Building upon the guidelines, standards, and best practices outlined in the first edition, the Handbook further investigates current trends in rights and reproductions practices, notably expanding the discussion of fair use guidelines and codes, Creative Commons and RightsStatements.org, open access, social media applications, and the overall process of conducting rights clearances and obtaining permissions for the growing list of possible uses of a cultural institution’s IP.

Highlights of the second edition include:

  • a new chapter devoted to fair use and open access
  • overall updates to applicable case law, rights clearance practices, and distribution partners
  • over 20 case studies outlining real-world examples from the authors’ experiences and practices at their institutions
  • expanded glossary defining terms without heavy legalese
  • updated appendices with new references, resources, and court decisions
  • over 50 contract and document templates provided by the authors’ institutions

The Handbook is the must-have, comprehensive resource for cultural institution professionals handling rights-related work, including registrars, rights and reproductions managers, archivists, librarians, and lawyers.


The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools: Teaching Responsibility; Creating Caring Climates (The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series)

The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools: Teaching Responsibility; Creating Caring Climates (The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series) Lowest new price: $1.99
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Author: Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz
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Can community-building begin in a classroom? The authors of this book believe that by applying restorative justice at school, we can build a healthier and more just society. With practical applications and models.

Can an overworked teacher possibly turn an unruly incident with students into an "opportunity for learning, growth, and community-building"? If restorative justice has been able to salvage lives within the world of criminal behavior, why shouldn't its principles be applied in school classrooms and cafeterias? And if our children learn restorative practices early and daily, won't we be building a healthier, more just society?

Two educators answer yes, yes, and yes in this new addition to The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding series. Amstutz and Mullet offer applications and models. "Discipline that restores is a process to make things as right as possible." This Little Book shows how to get there.

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The Business of Television

The Business of Television Lowest new price: $33.95
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Author: Ken Basin

In this book, esteemed television executive and Harvard lecturer Ken Basin offers a comprehensive overview of the business, financial, and legal structure of the U.S. television industry, as well as its dealmaking norms. Written for working or aspiring creative professionals who want to better understand the entertainment industry ― as well as for executives, agents, managers, and lawyers looking for a reference guide ― The Business of Television presents a readable, in-depth introduction to rights and talent negotiations, intellectual property, backend deals, licensing, streaming platforms, international production, and much more.

The book also includes breakdowns after each chapter summarizing deal points and points of negotiation, a glossary, a list of referenced cases, and a wealth of real-world examples to help readers put the material into context.

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Kafka's Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy

Kafka's Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy Lowest new price: $12.12
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Author: Benjamin Balint

The story of the international struggle to preserve Kafka’s literary legacy.

Kafka’s Last Trial begins with Kafka’s last instruction to his closest friend, Max Brod: to destroy all his remaining papers upon his death. But when the moment arrived in 1924, Brod could not bring himself to burn the unpublished works of the man he considered a literary genius―even a saint. Instead, Brod devoted his life to championing Kafka’s writing, rescuing his legacy from obscurity and physical destruction.

The story of Kafka’s posthumous life is itself Kafkaesque. By the time of Brod’s own death in Tel Aviv in 1968, Kafka’s major works had been published, transforming the once little-known writer into a pillar of literary modernism. Yet Brod left a wealth of still-unpublished papers to his secretary, who sold some, held on to the rest, and then passed the bulk of them on to her daughters, who in turn refused to release them. An international legal battle erupted to determine which country could claim ownership of Kafka’s work: Israel, where Kafka dreamed of living but never entered, or Germany, where Kafka’s three sisters perished in the Holocaust?

Benjamin Balint offers a gripping account of the controversial trial in Israeli courts―brimming with dilemmas legal, ethical, and political―that determined the fate of Kafka’s manuscripts. Deeply informed, with sharply drawn portraits and a remarkable ability to evoke a time and place, Kafka’s Last Trial is at once a brilliant biographical portrait of a literary genius, and the story of two countries whose national obsessions with overcoming the traumas of the past came to a head in a hotly contested trial for the right to claim the literary legacy of one of our modern masters.

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Assets & Finance: Intellectual Property in Mergers and Acquisitions, 2017 ed.

Assets & Finance: Intellectual Property in Mergers and Acquisitions, 2017 ed. Lowest new price: $411.00
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Author: David M. Klein

Assets & Finance: Intellectual Property in Mergers and Acquisitions helps both lawyers and nonlawyers understand intellectual property issues in the context of an M&A transaction. Taking a pragmatic approach, the book highlights the importance of intangible issues, such as the relative negotiating leverage of each party, and provides: An overview of the fundamentals Key phases in the life cycle of an M&A transaction Model agreements for various types of transactional documents Topics covered include due diligence and ancillary closing documents.


Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Lowest new price: $207.09
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Author: Oblon Spivak LLP

The America Invents Act created the Patent Trial and Appeal Board which is akin to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and which will preside over various new proceedings designed to provide parties with a more effective venue in which to litigate patent validity. The most commonly used procedure will be inter partes review, which effectively replaces inter partes reexamination as of September 16, 2012. Other post-grant proceeding include Post-Grant Review and the Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents.

Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board guides readers through the process of initiating a post-grant proceeding, taking discovery, seeking sanctions, proposing and opposing claim amendments, effectively advocating at the oral hearing, appealing to the Federal Circuit, and handling a wide array of issues involving co-pending district court litigation.

Updated at least once a year, Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board is a comprehensive and indispensable resource for anyone involved in a proceeding before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.


The Little Book of Circle Processes : A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking (The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series) (Little Books of Justice & Peacebuilding)

The Little Book of Circle Processes : A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking (The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series) (Little Books of Justice & Peacebuilding) Lowest new price: $2.99
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Author: Kay Pranis
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          Our ancestors gathered around a fire in a circle, families gather around their kitchen tables in circles, and now we are gathering in circles as communities to solve problems. The practice draws on the ancient Native American tradition of a talking piece.           Peacemaking Circles are used in neighborhoods to provide support for those harmed by crime and to decide sentences for those who commit crime, in schools to create positive classroom climates and resolve behavior problems, in the workplace to deal with conflict, and in social services to develop more organic support systems for people struggling to get their lives together.           A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.

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Clearance & Copyright, 4th Edition: Everything You Need to Know for Film and Television

Clearance & Copyright, 4th Edition: Everything You Need to Know for Film and Television Lowest new price: $28.46
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Author: Michael C. Donaldson
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Clearance and Copyright is the industry-standard guide to almost every conceivable rights issue that filmmakers, videomakers, television producers, and Internet content creators might encounter. 

From the initial acquisition of material through the rights issues that arise during preproduction, production, postproduction, and release, this legalese-free guide--now extensively revised, updated, and expanded--will help you protect yourself and your work from disastrous legal actions. 

Among this edition's new features are links to 25 downloadable contracts and 50 illustrative film clips. 

Michael C. Donaldson is a Los Angeles-based, entertainment lawyer with more than 45 years of experience in copyright and entertainment issues. He has been called the Obi-Wan Kenobi of Fair Use by the American Bar Association Journal. 

Lisa A. Callif was named by The Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Women Lawyers in California (2014). Her primary focus is on representing independent filmmakers.

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Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks For Dummies

Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks For Dummies Lowest new price: $2.40
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Author: Henri J. A. Charmasson
Brand: Charmasson, Henri/ Buchaca, John

Useful tips and step-by-step guidance from filing to issue tolicense

Acquire and protect your share of this major businessasset

Want to secure and exploit the intellectual property rights dueyou or your company? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how— helping you to evaluate your idea's commercial potential,conduct patent and trademark searches, document the inventionprocess, license your IP rights, and comply with internationallaws. Plus, you get detailed examples of each patent applicationtype!

Discover how to:

  • Avoid application blunders
  • Register trademarks and copyrights
  • Meet patent requirements
  • Navigate complex legal issues
  • Protect your rights abroad
  • The entire body of U.S. patent laws
  • Example office actions and amendments

  • Sample forms

  • Trademark registration certificates

  • Application worksheets

See the CD appendix for details and complete systemrequirements.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials arenot included as part of eBook file.

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