Idea Rights: A Guide to Intellectual Property

For review copies see the  Publisher’s Website, or  click the following link to go directly to the book: Idea Rights.


Review ''[A]n excellent text for students, scholars, legal professionals, and the general public. With its practical examples, illustrations, and case studies, laypeople will find it very readable. Others will appreciate its incorporation of tables of principal legal authorities and numerous footnotes, mostly referring to case law. ...Suggestions for legal alternatives and changes are put forward as ways to balance private versus public interest. Readers will find that the impact of the Internet permeates this volume. The appendix is an Internet case study with excerpts of documents from the Perfect 10 v. Google court case." --CHOICE Magazine, March 2012

Click the following link to go directly to the book Idea Rights at the publisher’s website. Here is a link to download the Table of Contents--Contents.pdf.

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Monday, May 21, 2012

GOOD news:

Idea Rights does not become “out of date.” The book is designed to provide analysis and concepts that will hold value over time. Nevertheless, the author will be posting new and relevant information periodically at the Idea Rights webpage at You can read the update by clinking that link. It features the “American Invents Act,” the 2101 patent reform legislation. It becomes effective in September 2012.

Released July 11,2011

You can visit an authors@google presentation:

Authors@Google: Howard Anawalt - YouTube 

A handout for that presentation is available at:

Idea Rights: Google, October 6, 2011

   For an attorney and IP professional’s detailed deskbook, see IP Strategy.

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