Book Reviews

Intellectual Property in Academia: A Practical Guide for Scientists and Engineers

Nadya Reingand, ed.

CRC Press, 2011; $49.95 (hardcover).


The main goal of this book is to provide a complete source of intellectual property (IP) information for researchers in academia. It is a valuable guide to business and market estimation, employment legislation and invention priority estimation. There is also a collection of academic patent successes, which is indispensable for anyone who is interested in successful commercialization of university inventions. Written by a select team of IP professionals, the exposition is clear and comprehensive. This book will become a standard reference for issues in IP and will help to stimulate further interactions between academia and entrepreneurs.
 

Review by Christian Brosseau, OSA Fellow and professor in the physics department at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale in Brest, France.

The opinions expressed in the book review section are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of OPN or OSA.


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