Postgraduate Module Descriptor

LAWM675: Intellectual Property Law and Policy

This module descriptor refers to the 2008/9 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

There will not be a single textbook. Instead students are expected to read various articles and chapters from the following books (available in the library). Articles / chapters flagged with asterisks (*) are must read.

Bently, L. and Sherman, B., Intellectual Property Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001)

Tritton, G (2002) Intellectual Property in Europe (London: Sweet & Maxwell)

Bainbridge, D. (fifth ed forthcoming) An Introduction to Computer Law (Harlow: Longman, 2000)

Lloyd, I.J., (fifth ed forthcoming) Information Technology Law (OUP)

Van De Graaf, E.S. (1997) Patent Law and Modern Biotechnology (Rotterdam: Gouda Quint)

Paterson, G. (second ed 2001) The European Patent System: The Law and Practice of the European Patent Convention

Beresford, K. (2000) Patenting Software under the European Patent Convention (London: Sweet & Maxwell)

Dutfield, G. (2003) Intellectual Property Rights and the Life Science Industries: a 20th Century History (Aldershop: Ashgate)

Vandana, S. (2001) Protect or Plunder? Understanding Intellectual Property Rights (London; New York: Zed Books; Dhaka: University Press, Ltd.; Bangkok: White Lotus Co.; Halifax, Nova Scotia: Fernwood Pub.; Cape Town: David Philip) and Vandana S. (1997) Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge (South End Press)

Pires de Carvalho, N. (2002) The TRIPs Regime of Patent Rights (London; New York: Kluwer Law International).

Bently L. and Maniatis S. (1998) Perspectives on Intellectual Property (London: Sweet and Maxwell)

Vaidhyanathan (2001) Copyrights and Copywrongs. The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity (New York: New York University Press)