Intellectual Property, Software, and Information Licensing: Law and Practice, Second Edition


Intellectual Property, Software, and Information Licensing: Law and Practice, Second Edition provides the information and tools practitioners need to develop comprehensive licensing agreements, addressing existing licensing-related problems, maximize returns within legal boundaries, anticipate new concerns, and avoid potential pitfalls. Unlike other licensing treatises, which focus on either drafting practice or theory, this treatise draws from the authors’ wealth of professional expertise to develop a balanced treatment that is both practical and theoretical in its approach.

The Second Edition offers in-depth coverage of such specialized topics as upstream licensing and Open Source licenses, bankruptcy issues in licensing, tax concerns in licensing, misuse and antitrust questions in licensing, federal government procurements and licensing, and privacy and information licensing.

New in the Second Edition:

  • Comprehensive coverage of licensing as a critical transaction model in the information economy
  • All Supreme Court and important judicial decisions on licensing of intellectual property and software
  • Highly relevant administrative decisions on government’s intellectual property procurements and licensing
  • Current law on the intersection of bankruptcy and licensing of intellectual property
  • Helpful information for drafting and analyzing license agreements
  • Extensive appendices including an updated chart showing civil and criminal trade secret laws in all U.S. states and territories, for easy references in licensing drafting
  • Updated chart showing state laws governing the rights of publicity in all U.S. states and territories

New sample contracts added in the Second Edition include Copyright Assignment and Transfer Agreement; Simple Assignment of Copyright Agreement; Patent Assignment and License Back Agreement; Patent Rights Master Agreement and Research License Agreement; Patent Cross-License Agreement; Source Code License; and Trademark and Copyright License Agreement (Asset Purchase Transaction or Spin-Off Transaction).

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      Chapter 1. The Law of Licensing

      Chapter 2. Common License Provisions

      Chapter 3. License Drafting: Approaches, Strategies, Samples, and Best Practices

      Chapter 4. Patent Licensing

      Chapter 5. Trade Secret Licensing

      Chapter 6. Trademark Licensing

      Chapter 7. Copyright Licensing

      Chapter 8. Software Licensing

      Chapter 9. Multimedia Licensing

      Chapter 10. Information Licensing

      Chapter 11. Licensing the Right of Publicity

      Chapter 12. Government Contracts and Licensing Intellectual Property

      Chapter 13. Antitrust Issues in Intellectual Property Licensing

      Chapter 14. Bankruptcy Issues in Intellectual Property Licensing

      Chapter 15. Taxation Issues in Intellectual Property Licensing


        About the Authors

        Xuan-Thao N. Nguyen, B.A., J.D., is the Gerald L. Bepko Chair and Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation, Indiana University McKinney School of Law, and recipient of the 2016 Grant Gilmore Award for best legal scholarship in Commercial Law.

        Robert W. Gomulkiewicz, B.A., M.A., J.D., is the UW Foundation Professor of Law and serves as Faculty Director of the IP Law & Policy Graduate Program and the Faculty Advisor for the Washington Law Review.

        Professor Danielle M. Conway, B.A., LL.M., J.D., is the seventh dean and first African American to lead The University of Maine School of Law. Dean Conway has also been of counsel at Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing LLP since 2003.


        2018/ 2,078 pp. Hardcover with online appendices/ISBN 978-1-68267-488-8

        Order #3488 

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