Information has become the global currency of the 21st century. Managing it is no longer the exclusive province of IT or security. Every operational and strategic part of the enterprise is now involved in this critical task.
There is a security paradox facing business today: secrecy still matters for all the traditional reasons; but success requires sharing and trust in a flatter world of fleeting, shallow relationships, where risks abound. Like other business vulnerabilities, these factors can also hold opportunity; but they must be managed.
Mr. Pooley realized anyone trying to make sense of this complex new world needs a plainspoken guide that puts the subject in context and helps them make smart decisions about intellectual property and all of the (often surprising) issues that connect to it. Hence, Secrets was born.
This 800-page, fully footnoted law treatise, published and updated twice a year by Law Journal Press, is a comprehensive yet concise guide to this complex field. It is a suitable reference for those unfamiliar with the field, as well as a timely resource for intellectual property experts in the Information Age. Trade Secrets features a wealth of forms—entire agreements, individual contractual provisions, checklists, pleadings, suggested letters, and more—also provided on CD-ROM, so practitioners can modify them to suit a particular situation. Click here to learn more.
PATENT CASE MANAGEMENT JUDICIAL GUIDE
Patent Case Management Judicial Guide, Third Edition (2016, Federal Judicial Center). James Pooley was one of six authors; others are Peter S. Menell; Lynn H. Pasahow; Matthew D. Powers; Steven G. Carlson; and Jeffrey G. Homrig. This guide to managing patent cases shares the results of author surveys of federal judges and describes their approaches and best practices regarding the unique challenges associated with this complex form of civil litigation. Download here.
INTRODUCTION TO PATENTS
Introduction to Patents (2002, 2013, Federal Judicial Center). Years ago, concerned about the inefficiency of patent litigants calling expert witnesses to teach juries about the operation of the patent system, Mr. Pooley conceived and drafted the script for a video that could be shown by all federal courts to prospective jurors, ensuring that they received an objective presentation on this important issue before beginning their work on a patent case. The video was produced by the Federal Judicial Center and was first released in 2002. Used since then by federal courts throughout the country, the video was updated and released again in 2013. View the current version here.
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