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Intellectual Property Technology Transfer, Second Edition, with 2016 Supplement

Published by Bloomberg BNA
By Aline C. Flower, Editor in Chief
Publication Date: 2016
806 pages

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Intellectual Property Technology TransferThis one-stop resource maps out the legal landscape for burgeoning field that is too often bogged down by bureaucracy and incomplete access to information about the laws governing it.

Intellectual Property Technology Transfer, 2nd Edition is your one-stop source for comprehensive analysis of the central legal issues governing interactions between industry and research institutions. This valuable 578-page guide maps out the legal landscape in this burgeoning field and provides you with a rigorous analysis of the legal and practical constraints placed on technology transfer. With the valuable insight you’ll find in this guide, you’ll be armed with proven strategies and guidance that will lead to successful negotiations.

Inside the pages of Intellectual Property Technology Transfer, 2nd Edition, you’ll find in-depth coverage on a number of vital topics, including:

  • National security and export control regs
  • Implications of eliminating the research exemption from IP infringement for universities
  • Recent developments in the federal government’s march-in rights rules
  • Review of new entrepreneurial models for transferring technology into the marketplace
  • Analysis of laws governing the ownership of intellectual property developed at universities
  • Legal issues surrounding international technology transfer

This 2nd Edition book is divided into seven chapters dealing with the heart of IP technology transfer. Highlights in this revised, reorganized, and expanded edition include:

  • Analysis of Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Techs., Inc., holding a defendant may not be held liable for inducing infringement of a patent under 35 U.S.C. §271(b) when no one has directly infringed the patent under §271(a) or any other statutory provision
  • Revised discussion of the Bayh-Dole Act in light of the effect of the America Invents Act, adding recent case law and updates regarding revised Federal Acquisition Regulations relaxing U.S. government acquisition requirements of developments by foreign contractors
  • New section in the chapter on transfer of university and lab-owned technology regarding the status of congressional abrogation of state sovereign immunity after the Supreme Court’s Florida Prepaid decision and state legislative responses
  • Expanded discussion of ownership of patent rights in university and federally funded settings
  • Completely revised chapter on export controls, national security, and technology transfer
  • Updated analysis of recent AUTM data regarding university tech transfer activity

The 2016 Supplement adds the following:

  • Expanded discussion on the export control reform initiative, the international traffic in arms regulations and the export administration regulations
  • New topics on fraud under the SBIR and STTR programs and on the Freedom of Information Improvement Act of 2016 (limiting the government’s ability to withhold records under the FOIA exemptions)
  • The Federal Circuit’s decision in Lexmark International, Inc. v. Impression Products, Inc., holding that a patentee selling a patented article subject to a single-use/no-resale restriction that is lawful and clearly communicated to the purchaser does not give the buyer or downstream buyers the resale/reuse authority that has been expressly denied
  • A federal district court in Delaware’s ruling in Transcenic, Inc. v. Google, Inc., on whether a sole inventor’s attempt to strike the employer’s proposed language that would have obligated him to assign his inventions not only to his employer but also to “any parent, associated or affiliated corporation, or subsidiary of the Company” was supported by the evidence

About the Publisher and Author

Tech Transfer Central is proud to partner with Bloomberg BNA Books to bring our customers access to this comprehensive and authoritative resource. All Bloomberg BNA Books are written by respected experts with extensive experience in patent law and IP licensing. These renowned authors draw from their wealth of professional expertise and in-depth research to deliver the most highly regarded editorial quality in the industry.

The editor-in-chief of Intellectual Property Technology Transfer, 2nd Edition is Aline C. Flower. Ms. Flower is Associate General Counsel at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Before joining the Foundation, Aline practiced employment and intellectual property law with Garvey, Schubert & Barer in Seattle and then served as Manager of Legal Affairs for Technology Licensing at the University of Washington. Aline has drafted and negotiated a wide range of IP and technology research, development, commercialization and related agreements.

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