Protecting Intellectual Capital in the New Century: Are Universities Prepared?

By: James Ottavio Castagnera, Cory R. Fine & Anthony Belfiore In recent years, intellectual property has become increasingly important to academic institutions throughout the United States. As universities rely more heavily on trademarks and patents for additional revenue, questions arise as to whether these institutions are sufficiently protected by their current intellectual property policies. This iBrief explores the policies promulgated by a variety of academic institutions and assesses whether these universities are adequately protected by their policies. Download Full Article (PDF) Cite: 2002 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0010

The Extraterritorial Reach of Trademarks on the Internet

By: Yelena Simonyuk The advent of the Internet means incredible opportunity for global interaction. Consumers in Asia can buy from a small business in Louisiana, and businesses can advertise to a much wider market for a fraction of the cost of traditional media. But these benefits come with a dilemma: what to do about trademark infringement on the Internet. In a virtual world with no borders, what (and where) is the law? Download Full Article (PDF) Cite: 2002 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0009

The Enola Bean Patent Controversy: Biopiracy, Novelty and Fish-And-Chips

By: Gillian N. Rattray Should traditional knowledge be patentable? As the number of patents filed by large corporations for native crops has increased, activists have become concerned about the economic effects of these patents on indigenous people. This iBrief discusses the attempts by one group of activists to test the validity of such patents in the United States and explores the issue of biopiracy in the Third World. Download Full Article (PDF) Cite: 2002 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 0008