Intro to Intellectual Property IP-Ohm- Fall 2006- Anonymous- Grade A-

Intro to Intellectual Property IP-Ohm- Fall 2006- Anonymous- Grade A-

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INTRO TO IP POLICY ........................................................................................................................................... 3 TRADE SECRETS .......................................................................................................................... 5 EMPLOYEE AGREEMENTS ........................................................................................................ 5 PARODY vs. SATIRE .................................................................................................................... 7 Why parody and not satire? Inherently, using original is necessary: for the parody to be effective, the audience must recognize the connection to the original work. We want creative works to be made, generally, and mocking something is arguably creative, while “taking” from a work for satire is not creative (the melody, timing, rhyming scheme, etc.). ................................. 7 TRADEMARKS .............................................................................................................................. 8 Utilitarian: ...................................................................................................................................... 11 TRADE DRESS ............................................................................................................................. 12 Policy: ............................................................................................................................................ 12 Why remedy when no confusion? “Death by 1,000 cuts.” Also doesn’t allow for expansion of TM company (what is Kodak does want to start making bikes?). ............................................... 12 PATENTS ...................................................................................................................................... 13 UTILITY - § 101 ........................................................................................................................... 13 NOVELTY - § 102 ........................................................................................................................ 13 NON-OBVIOUSNESS - § 103 ..................................................................................................... 14 Enablement- information about the invention is disclosed in the patent, described in such a way as to enable others to make and use: that is, people of “ordinary skill in the art” (so not just anyone, but anyone that knows something about this stuff). ....................................................... 14 INFRINGEMENT – ..................................................................................................................... 14 CLAIM CONSTRUCTION ........................................................................................................... 14 INFRINGEMENT – DOCTRINE OF EQUIVALENTS / PHE .................................................... 16 Policy: prevents fraud (on PTO). ................................................................................................. 16
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Intro to Intellectual Property IP-Ohm- Fall 2006- Anonymous- Grade A-

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