Links for Intellectual Capital and Its Protection, 45-886

Prof. Shamos, Minisemester III (1999)

The links below provide a broad supplement to the course reading materials and classes. Using them you can read cases, perform your own patent search, peer at statutes and regulations and in general immerse yourself in the field. The list will be amended and augmented as the course progresses. You may also want to consult the course glossary for terms directly relevant to the syllabus.

General Intellectual Property and Legal Sources
Intellectual Capital
Trade Secret


Fair Use
Copyright & Fair Use. (Stanford University)  An entire site devoted to the fair use provision of the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 107.

Guide to Copyright
A copyright primer from the Institute of Learning Technologies (ILT), affiliated with Columbia University.

Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Paris Text 1971).  An important treaty to which the U.S. is a party.
Universal Copyright Convention (as revised 1971).  An important treaty to which the U.S. is not a party

U.S. Copyright Law
Visit the U.S. Copyright Office.   Information on general U.S. copyright law and copyright law resources from the Library of Congress.
U.S. Copyright Office Automated Information Service (Gopher).  Search service for information relating to copyrights, provided by the Library of Congress.
U.S. Copyright Regulations. Administrative regulations for registering copyrights.
U.S. Copyright Statute (Title 17, United States Code)
U.S. Supreme Court Copyright Cases.  U.S. Supreme Court decisions in copyright cases (since 1990). These decisions are authoritative and must be followed by every court in the U.S.

General Intellectual Property and Legal Sources

Franklin Pierce Law Center Intellectual Property Mall.   The Franklin Pierce Law School specializes in intellectual property.
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (F.R.C.P)
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator
Patent, Copyright, Trademark and Trade Secret Information from Nolo Press
Pennsylvania statutes
State statutes
U.S. Constitution
The U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library: Intellectual property

Intellectual Capital

Army Knowledge Online: Leveraging The Intellectual Capita Of America's Army". A fascinating presentation on IC in the military.
Financial Institutions Call for a New Focus on Relevance, Transparency and Credibility in Financial Reporting. Best Practices, LLC (1998)

Brinker, Barry, Intellectual Capital: Tomorrow’s Asset, Today’s Challenge (1998).
Roos, Johan, Intellectual Capital: What You Can Measure You Can Manage (Nov. 1996).
Roos, Johan, Intellectual Performance: Exploring an Intellectual Capital System in Small Companies (Oct. 1996).
Schneider, Ursula, The Austrian Approach to the Measurement of Intellectual Potential (1998).
Vanwelkenhuyse, Johan. What is the Use of a Corporate Memory? (1996).


A Citizens Guide To Understanding The Judicial Branch Of The Government, by Arthur Ahalt
Federal courts glossary of terms, by Arthur Ahalt


Foreign Patent Offices:
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
European Patent Office
Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department
Japanese Patent Office
UK Patent office

Basic Facts About Patents.  Information provided by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Materials on Patent Law for Non-Lawyers

Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (as revised in 1967).  The treaty for establishing priority of applications among signatory nations.
Patent Cooperation Treaty (1971).  The treaty that provides a vehicle for a single initial filing of an applications that is to be examined for patent in more than one country.

Patent Searching
IBM Patent Server.  Perform a free patent search. Permits full text search and retrieval of U.S. patents, as well as retrieval of patent drawings, since 1971. Courtesy of IBM Corp.
Search the U.S. Patent Office

U.S. Patent Law
Code of Federal Regulations, Part 37.  Rules of practice in patent and trademark cases.
U.S. Patent Act (Title 35, United States Code).  Text of the U.S. patent law.
U.S. Supreme Court Patent Cases.  U.S. Supreme Court opinions in patent cases (since 1990).

U.S. Patent Office
Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (without Appendices).  Procedures followed by U.S. Patent Examiners (hyperlink to ftp files containing the MPEP).
Patent Attorney and Agent Qualifications
Patent Attorneys and Agents Registered to Practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.  A searchable roster of patent attorneys
U.S. Patent Classification System
Visit the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  Information on PTO procedures, fees, telephone numbers, Official Gazette notices, announcements, hearing transcripts, and more.

Trade Secret

Gates Rubber Co. v. Bando Chemical Industries, Ltd.

International Law
International Aspects of Trade Secrets Law, by Karen A. Magri


Basic Facts About Registering a Trademark.  Information provided by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
Code of Federal Regulations, Part 37.  Rules of practice in patent and trademark cases.
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.  The treaty for establishing priority of applications among signatory nations.
Pennsylvania trademark statute, 54 P.S. 1101 et seq.
U.S. Supreme Court Trademark Cases.  U.S. Supreme Court opinions in trademark cases (since 1990).
U.S. Trademark Act (Title 15, United States Code [Lanham Act]).  Statute dealing with Federal registration and enforcement of trademarks


GATT 1994 (including the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property)


The Measurement and Management of Intellectual Capital.  IFAC Quarterly (Oct. 1998)
Measuring intellectual assets.   Essay by the Montague Institute

Partane, Timo. Intellectual Capital Accounting: Some Steps Toward a Conceptual Framework for the Valuation of Intangible Assets. Masters Thesis (Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, 1998).
Pulic, Ante & Bornemann, Manfred. The Physical and Intellectual Capital of Austrian Banks. Contains an explanation of the VAIC method of valuing IC.


Note: the books listed below are relevant to intellectual capital, but are not necessarily recommended by the instructor.

Allee, Verna, The Knowledge Evolution : Expanding Organizational Intelligence. ButterworthHeinemann (1997).

Brooking, Annie, Corporate Memory : Strategies for Knowledge Management (Intellectual Capital Series). International Thompson Business Press (1998).

Brooking, Annie, Dream Ticket : Corporate Strategy With Intellectual Capital (Intellectual Capital Series). International Thompson Business Press (1998).

Cortada, James W. (ed.), Rise of the Knowledge Worker (Resources for the Knowledge-Based Economy). ButterworthHeinemann (1998).

DiBella, Anthony J., et al., How Organizations Learn : An Integrated Strategy for Building Learning Capability (Jossey-Bass Business and Management Series). Jossey-Bass (1997).

Edvinsson, Leif & Malone, Michael S., Intellectual Capital : Realizing Your Company's True Value by Finding Its Hidden Roots. Harperbusiness (1997).

Fruin, W. Mark. Knowledge Works : Managing Intellectual Capital at Toshiba (Japan Business and Economics Series). Oxford (1997)

Haskell, Robert E., Reengineering Corporate Training : Intellectual Capital and Transfer of Learning. Greenwood Publishing Group (1998).

Imparato, Nicholas J. (ed.), Capital for Our Time : The Economic, Legal, and Management Challenges of Intellectural Capital. Hoover Institute Press (1998).

Klein, David A. (ed)., The Strategic Management of Intellectual Capital (Resources for the Knowledge-Based Economy). ButterworthHeinemann (1997).

Roos, Johann (ed.), Intellectual Capital : Navigating in the New Business Landscape. NYU Press (1998).

Skyrme, David, Measuring the Value of Knowledge. Business Intelligence Reports (1998).

Sullivan, Patrick A. (ed.), Profiting from Intellectual Capital : Extracting Value from Innovation (Intellectual Property Series). Wiley (1998).

Tobin, Daniel R., Transformational Learning : Renewing Your Company Through Knowledge and Skills. Wiley (1996).