The Research Handbook on Intellectual Property Licensing explores the complexities of intellectual property licensing law from a comparative perspective through the opinions of leading experts.
This major research tool analyses the features of specific types of licensing agreements and also addresses other practical issues which apply across different types of licensing transactions, such as the treatment of licensing in bankruptcy and the use of arbitration for solving licensing disputes. The Handbook ultimately provides a scholarly contribution to the development of global intellectual property licensing policies.
Including transversal and comparative analysis, this Handbook will appeal to intellectual property licensing practitioners, lawyers and intellectual property and contract law academics.
Edited by Jacques de Werra, Professor of Contract Law and Intellectual Property Law, Law School, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Contents: Foreword James E. Malackowski Preface PART I: SPECIFIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LICENSING POLICIES 1. Authors' Transfer and License Contracts under US Copyright Law Jane C. Ginsburg 2. Copyright Licensing: A European View Alain Strowel and Bernard Vanbrabant 3. ALI Principles of the Law of Software Contracts: Some Proposals for a Global Software Licensing Policy Robert A. Hillman and Maureen A. O'Rourke 4. Clarifications and Complications in Enforcing Open Source Software Licenses Robert W. Gomulkiewicz 5. Issues in Modern Licensing of Factual Information and Databases Raymond T. Nimmer 6. International Patent Licensing Mark Anderson 7. The Licensing of Trade Secrets and Know-How John Hull 8. Technology Licensing between Academic Institutions and Private Companies Heinz Goddar 9. Trademark Licensing: The Once and Future Narrative Neil Wilkof PART II: COMMON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LICENSING POLICIES 10. Developing Socially Responsible Intellectual Property Licensing Policies: Non-Exclusive Licensing Initiatives in the Pharmaceutical Sector Peter Beyer 11. A Concept Proposal for a Model Intellectual Property Commercial Law Lorin Brennan and Jeff Dodd 12. Intellectual Property Licensing Agreements and Bankruptcy Mark Reutter 13. The Law Governing International Intellectual Property Licensing Agreements (A Conflict of Laws Analysis) Pedro A. de Miguel Asensio 14. Licensing and Arbitration Francois Dessemontet 15. Global Policies for Arbitrating Intellectual Property Disputes Jacques de Werra PART III: LOCAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LICENSING POLICIES 16. Intellectual Property Licensing in China Hong Xue 17. Intellectual Property Licensing in India Nikhil Krishnamurthy 18. Intellectual Property Licensing in Japan Shinto Teramoto 19. The Need to Harmonize Intellectual Property Licensing Law: A European Perspective Jacques de Werra Index