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Intellectual Property Law

  • Kenneth H. Sonnenfeld
Part of the Series in Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMENG)

With the cost of bringing a new chemical entity to market as a drug reaching about one billion dollars, and annual sales of many drugs reaching over one billion dollars, strong intellectual property rights are essential. The acquisition, enforcement, and challenge to such intellectual property rights provide varied and challenging opportunities for persons interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property law.

A career in intellectual property law provides a stimulating and rewarding opportunity to participate in ensuring that the fruits of creative thinking are appropriately protected. Persons working in intellectual property law in biotechnology or bioengineering become involved in both cutting edge science and the relatively recent history of science. The protection of biotechnology and bioengineering inventions often requires one to master complex scientific facts and principles along with equally complex and evolving doctrines of intellectual property law, particularly...

Keywords

Intellectual Property Patent Application Trade Secret License Specialist International Trade Commission 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth H. Sonnenfeld
    • 1
  1. 1.King and Spalding, LLPNew YorkUSA

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