In the olden days when he was but a little kitten, the IPKat never had much use for Case Books. For the most part, they struck him as an excuse for not reading cases as reported in the Law Reports. Also, for some reason that he could never fathom, the case books on his undergraduate reading lists were never the ones that were designed for use with the recommended textbooks. The sole exception was the first edition of Tony Weir's Casebook on Tort, an edgy, querulous compendium of questions, observations and literary allusions which was not so much in-your-face as up-your-nose.
"* Focusing on domestic intellectual property law, while placing it firmly in its international context allows students to gain a broad and thorough understanding of IP as a global subject;* Combines well-chosen excerpts from case law and secondary materials with stimulating commentary;* Carefully written and developed to map closely onto intellectual property law courses;
* Provides a selection of relevant further reading;
* Supported by a specially designed Online Resource Centre which provides updates of recent developments in the law and links to relevant websites;
* This book provides a complete resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of intellectual property law. It is designed to be the first of its kind, in combining extracts from major cases and secondary materials with critical commentary from experienced teachers in the field".