EEP143 IP Law Lectures 5 and 6 revised 070922

EEP143 IP Law Lectures 5 and 6 revised 070922 - EEP 143...

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EEP143 Lectures 5 and 6 Wright 07 EEP 143 Lecture 5 and 6 Intellectual Property Law • Outline: –Patents –Copyr ights – Trademarks – Trade secrets – Agriculture: special legal IP protections – Agriculture: biological protection – Industry: special legal protections
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EEP143 Lectures 5 and 6 Wright 07 Intellectual Property Law • Makes knowledge and other useful information (think genomes) excludable where the law is in effect
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EEP143 Lectures 5 and 6 Wright 07 What is property? • Bundle of rights that can be owned – owner can exclude others from using it – May not cover all uses (e.g. below surface minerals, overflight) – ownership can be transferred to another
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EEP143 Lectures 5 and 6 Wright 07 Intellectual property. • By analogy, intellectual property is a knowledge or information that has been given the attributes of property (including rights to exclude others from some types of use) via the creation of legal protection mechanisms
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EEP143 Lectures 5 and 6 Wright 07 Patents History: Vienna? Florence 1421 Venice: first patent law 1474 England: Statute of Monopolies 1623 – Passed by Parliament to limit grants of monopolies by the Crown – Specified conditions for patents to reward inventors US: patents in the constitution – 1793 Law
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EEP143 Lectures 5 and 6 Wright 07 Brunelleschi’s patent on Il Badalone (1) The Magnificent and Powerful Lords, Lords Magistrate, and Standard Bearer of Justice: Considering that the admirable Filippo Brunelleschi, a man of the most perspicacious intellect, industry, and invention, citizen of Florence, has invented some machine or kind of ship, by means of which he thinks he can easily, at any time, bring in any merchandise and load on the river Arno and on any other river or water, for less money than usual, and with several other benefits to merchants and others, and that he refuses to make such machine available to the public, in order that the fruit of his genius and skill may not be reaped by another without his will and consent; and that, if he enjoyed some prerogative concerning this, he would open up what he is hiding and would disclose it to all; © B. H. Hall
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EEP143 Lectures 5 and 6 Wright 07 Brunelleschi’s patent on Il Badalone (2) And desiring that this matter, so withheld and hidden without fruit, shall be brought to light to be of profit to both said Filippo and our whole country and others, and that some privilege be created for said Filippo…, so that he may be animated more fervently to even higher pursuits and stimulated to more subtle investigations, they deliberated on 19 June 1421; © B. H. Hall
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EEP143 Lectures 5 and 6 Wright 07 Brunelleschi’s patent (3) That no person alive, wherever born and of whatever status, dignity, quality, and grade, shall dare or presume, within three years next following from the day when the present provision has been approved in the Council of Florence, to commit any of the following acts on the river Arno, any other river, stagnant water, swamp, or water running or
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