With the increasing public awareness of patents, U.S. Congress having enacted patent reform, and the U.S. Supreme Court taking on expanding numbers of patent cases, the pressure on innovation-based organizations to define and improve their intellectual property culture is higher than ever before. The proper management of intellectual property assets is essential to a healthy business, but knowing how to proactively protect IP assets is far from intuitive. IP laws are complicated and require nuanced treatment by the executives in charge of making strategic deals and developing a company's assets.
<b>Insider Information at Your Fingertips</b> <p> Determining the worth of intellectual property (IP) is a complicated task. An IP litigator needs to conclude the monetary damage occurring as a result of harm done to an inventor's or a company's reputation as well as the economic damage caused by compromise of an idea or invention due to its unauthorized usage. <p> Edited by litigation expert Daniel Slottje, <i>Economic Damages in Intellectual Property: A Hands-On Guide to Litigation</i> sheds light on how to quantify damages in IP litigation matters with revealing contributions from IP professionals, attorneys, economics professors, certified public accountants and other damages professionals. <p> This essential resource is thoroughly researched with timely insight on quantification of damages; evaluation of damage claims in trade secrets; patent, copyright, and trademark cases; economic damages; and much more. <p> With IP litigation becoming more and more prevalent today, the demand increases for IP professionals and attorneys to understand how economists, accountants, and financial analysts quantify damages in IP matters. <i>Economic Damages in Intellectual Property: A Hands-On Guide to Litigation</i> demystifies this process and provides you with an "at-your-fingertips" resource brimming with current, relevant information in the field of intellectual property litigation.
`Gathering together essays by leading commentators, Professor Willem Grosheide's timely book offers an excellent overview of the many significant questions of social and legal policy that emerge at interface between intellectual property and human rights. The relationship between intellectual property and human rights is, or should be, central to the thinking of everyone concerned with some of the most profound problems with which individual nations and the international community must now contend - including scientific, technological, and cultural development, public health, access to culture, education, freedom of expression, rights of indigenous peoples and the rights of creative workers. Providing a range of views on the human rights implications of intellectual property law and policy, this collection makes a valuable contribution to current debates on these critically important issues.' ---Graeme Austin, University of Arizona, USA
This book provides an innovative contribution to the study of the Responsibility to Protect and Kantian political theory, and in so doing attempts to move the debate about R2P beyond the traditional objections of case selectivity and political will to act. The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine has been heralded as the new international security norm to ensure the protection of peoples against genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes and crimes against humanity. Indeed, world leaders, scholars, activists and practitioners claim that R2P identifies who has authority to protect populations from these crimes and is the only legitimate mechanism for coercive (and non-coercive) action against states that violate human rights. Yet, for all of the discussion, endorsements and reaffirmations of this new norm, R2P continues to come under fire for its failures, particularly, and most recently, in the case of Syria. The failure to protect peoples from such violence arises not merely because of a lack of political will to stop such atrocities, but rather from fundamental questions and assumed answers about R2P's status. These questions are: What does a duty to protect entail; what are its features; how can we assign it; when do we know when it is fulfilled; and, most importantly, what can we do when an agent fails to perform its duty to protect? This book argues that the duty to protect is best considered a "provisional duty of justice" in what amounts to a state of nature. The debate over how to categorize a duty of intervention as either an imperfect duty of benevolence is largely misguided largely due to a confusion about deontic categories. By first examining the classic Kantian taxonomy of duties, the work argues that Kant's account is not consistent and that a "provisional" duty must be included in his framework. Next, it applies this reconstructed framework to the problem of R2P and argues that R2P is best considered a provisional duty of justice, that is a duty that is conditional on the capacity of individual actors in the international system. In order to move beyond the provisionality of protection R2P must be institutionalized. The author argues that duties of justice require juridical institutions for their fulfillment, and thus R2P requires the creation of the requisite executive, legislative and judicial authorities to move beyond its provisional status. Drawing on Kant's political theory, the book argues that his concept of a "permissive law" authorizes the coercion of states into such an institution. Practically speaking, the United Nations Security Council should be the only agent to undertake the task of such coercion. This book will be of much interest to students of the Responsibility to Protect, humanitarian intervention, global ethics, international law, security studies and IR in general.
This newest volume in Praeger's National Tax Association series examines the taxation of business property. Experts from the corporate and academic world address the crucial matters of: the changing business property tax base and its impact on local government economic health; the emerging legal issues in business property taxation; uniformity as a tax policy objective; the enforcement of uniformity; issues concerning the valuation of business property; and the appropriate role of business property taxation. This volume will be of interest to tax specialists in business and government.
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