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United States intellectual property law comprises three distinct fields: copyright; trademark; and patent law. It protects creations of the human intellect, such as music, literature, scientific discoveries, and inventions. This area of law helps businesses and entrepreneurs develop and refine their products, protects their rights to sell and use their inventions, and allows them to research their competitors' activities. We recommend that you begin your research with secondary sources, such as treatises, legal encyclopedias, and law journal articles.
In-depth Secondary Sources
Intellectual Property and Technology Due Diligence by
Publication Date: 2018
Tailored toward IP attorneys, this volume guides the practitioner through the review of all aspects of intellectual property and technology, including assessing risks and benefits associated with the IP and determining their impacts on transactions and the businesses involved.
HeinOnline Intellectual Property Law Collection
This database focuses on United States copyright, trademark, and patent law resources. It includes the Official Gazette of the U.S. Patent Office, almost 700 books and 65 periodicals related to IP law, legislative histories, Title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Titles 17 and 35 of the United States Code, patent and trademark administrative decisions, and more.
Kluwer IP Law
This is a comprehensive platform for researching intellectual property, including copyrights, patents, trademarks. Collection includes cases, legislation and treaties from over 200 countries, books, journals, and practice tools. Use an electronic edition of the "Brown Book," the manual for handling applications for patents, designs and trade marks throughout the world.
Lexis Practice Advisor: IP and Technology
Lexis maintains this collection of practice guides, treatises, news sources, law reviews, checklists, and forms for IP attorneys.
Westlaw Intellectual Property Practice Area Page
This page provides convenient access to all of Westlaw's intellectual property content, including cases, statutes, regulations, administrative decisions, secondary sources, briefs, and more.