If you are a law professor teaching a general course on intellectual property, you might consider a cheap text-book alternative:
- Franklin Pierce Professor Tom Field freely gives-away PDF versions of his 470 page book titled Fundamentals of Intellectual Property.
- Lewis & Clark Professors Joe Miller and Lydia Loren have started their own publishing company and offer their book titled Intellectual Property Cases and Materials for a suggested fee of $30.
- Students who want a bound-book can take the document to Kinkos with a $20 bill.
- [This semester, I am teaching Patent Law and have assigned the casebook by Merges & Duffy. Although not cheap, that book has the lowest cost per pound of any on the market.]
Recent Patent Law Jobs:
- Patent Counsel (0–5 years patent experience) for HP
- Patent Agent (3–5 years patent experience) at Infinity Pharma (small molecule drug cancer treatments)
Some Recent Patent Lawsuits:
- Allure Home Creation Co. Inc. v. Maytex Mills Inc. (D.Del.) — Patent covers a shower-curtain hook.
- Simonian v. Mitchell-Vance Labs (E.D.Ill.) — False marking action against maker of “ScarAway” whose product packaging lists an expired patent.
- AGA Medical Corp. v. W.L. Gore & Associates (D.Minn) – Patent covers a device that can be inserted via a catheter for blocking leakage of an internal body organ.
- De Beers UK Limited v. Kohls & Adwar Casting (W.D.Mo.) – Design patents cover jewelry.