Although he has too many paws, claws and whiskers to be assured of inclusion in the England team, the IPKat is getting very excited by the impending soccer World Cup in South Africa, which will occupy those dreamy summer [or, if you're south of the equator, winter] months between the close of one European football season and the start of the next. The competing managers are starting to put together their squads, much to the excitement of those businesses which plan to leverage their brands through the sponsorship of teams or individual players.
Working Within the Boundaries of Intellectual Property: Innovation Policy For The Knowledge Society, edited by Rochelle C. Dreyfuss, Diane L. Zimmerman and Harry First. This book is the long-awaited companion volume to Expanding the Boundaries of Intellectual Property, published by Oxford University Press in 2001 (details here). That book argued for strong private rights while calling for caution in the expansionary trend. Since then, IP has grown ever stronger, and this new book focuses on finding ways to cope with the fragmentation of rights and the complex framework this expansion of rights has created.
Bibliographic data: Hardback, . xxxviii + 524 pages. ISBN 13 9780199573608; ISBN 10: 0199573603. Rupture factor: small to medium. Book's webpage here. Price US$150.