Intellectual Property, third edition is a thorough guide to the four fields of intellectual property law; trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets, covering topics such as the duration of rights, protection from infringement, and new and international developments in each field. Intellectual Property, third edition is on the forefront of Intellectual Property law, covering new and cutting edge issues in the field, such as proposals for patent reform, the rise of patent trolls, copyright pre-registration, and Section 337 ITC investigations. The comprehensive overview of each field is complemented by sample agreements, checklists, and other practical guides throughout the book. Each chapter contains realistic case studies and trivia to engage students and provide real world insight into the field of intellectual property law. Intellectual Property, third edition also includes invaluable resources that students will refer to throughout their careers, such as useful intellectual property Web sites, internet research questions and an "Ethics Edge" section that relates to ethical issues raised in the chapter.