Further Reading On Intellectual Property

Knight HJ. Patent Strategy for Researchers and Research Managers. Chichester: Wiley, 1996. A description of basic intellectual property concepts, the value of patents, and practical advice on doing research with intellectual property protection in mind, creating a strategy for protecting the fruits of research, and working with patent attorneys.

Maynard J, Peters H. Understanding Chemical Patents. 2nd ed. American Chemical Society, 1991. Principles of patent law and practice directed primarily to U.S. chemical patents. The 3rd edition is scheduled for publication in 2005.

Simmons ES. "Patents." Armstrong CJ, Large JA, eds. Manual of Online Search Strategies. Vol. 2. 3rd ed. Aldershot, U.K.: Gower, 2001:23-140. A summary of patent law, patent document types, and online patent databases, indicating the differences in content and data structure in the various databases available online and over the Internet, as of 2000.

Simmons ES, Kaback SM. "Patents (Literature).'' Kirk-Oth-mer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology. Vol. 18. 4th ed. New York: Wiley, 1996:102-156. An overview of patent law, the structure and timing of patent document publications, data fields in patents and patent databases, and databases available online as of 1995.a

Gresens JJ. "Patents and Trade Secrets.'' Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology. Vol. 18. 4th ed. New York: Wiley, 1996:61-101. An overview of the law of patents and trademark secrets and their importance to the chemical industry.

McLeland L. What Every Chemist Should Know About Patents. 3rd ed. Washington D.C.: American Chemical Society, 2003. URL: http://www.chemistry.org/government/patentprimer.pdf. A short primer on patent law, focused on U.S. patent law as it applies to chemical patents.

World Intellectual Property Office. "Glossery of Terms Concerning Industrial Property Information and Documentation.'' World Patent Inf, 1993; 15(1):21-39.

aThe 5th Edition, Simmons ES, is scheduled for publication in late 2005 or early 2006. The 5th edition will provide an overview of patent law, the structure and timing of patent document publications, data fields in patents and patent databases, and databases available online as of 2005.

Mossignhoff GJ, Bombelles T. "Intellectual Property Protection and the Pharmaceutical Industry.'' Chemtech 1997; 27(5):46-51. A basic discussion of the value of intellectual property protection to pharmaceutical companies and the methods used to protect and defend it.

Bouchoux DE. Protecting Your Company's Intellectual Property: A Practical Guide to Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents, & Trade Secrets. American Management Association, 2001.

Grubb PW. Patents for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and Biotechnology—Fundamentals of Global Law, Practice, and Strategy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Ashpitel S, Newton D, Van Dulken S. Introduction to Patents Information. 4th ed. British Library Publishing, 2002. Introductory information on patent documentation written by the patent librarians of the British Library with a European slant.

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