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Intellectual Property

Resources for researching copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secrets law.

General and Introductory Materials

Introductory IP Law Research Tools

General Summaries and Study Guides

  • The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Law, eds. Rochelle Dreyfuss & Justine Pila (Temple Law access)
    Published in 2018, this books strives to be "an accessible overview of one of the most rich, complex, and important fields of law today, including its social and normative foundations, its emergence and development in different jurisdictions and regions, its substantive rules and principles, and its political economy."

  • Intellectual Property: Examples and Explanations, by Stephen M. McJohn (Temple Law access in print and via Aspen Learning Library)
    This study aid provides a short summary of the four types of IP protections, as well as more in-depth chapters on each particular area.

  • Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks, and Copyright in a Nutshell, by Arthur R. Miller & Michael H. Davis (Temple Law access in print and via West Academic Study Aids)
    This study aid provides an extensive analysis of the different types of IP protections and compares and contrasts them.