Essential reading for IP enthusiasts?

The IPKat has recently received the following request from a University of London LLM student. It reads:
"I was browsing through the bookshelfs at the UCL Library when I chanced upon a book titled Reputations Under Fire, which came across as being a book about defamation, albeit of a different kind, one which detailed famous defamation cases in a journalistic style.

I was wondering if there were any such books in the field of IPR, belonging to the genre, if I may say with greatest respect to the gravity of the subject, of a racy thriller, a page-turner dealing with high-profile IPR cases together with behind-the-scene actions".
If you know of any such books, can you please either post details of them below or email them to the IPKat here. A full bibliography of racy IP thrillers will then be published on this blog. Merpel says, how about some suggestions for really good IP titles that just haven't been written yet, like Harry Potter and the Vanishing Prägetheorie ...?
RACY IP THRILLERS RACY IP THRILLERS Reviewed by Jeremy on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 Rating: 5


  1. I have two books in my collection that might fit - but both are American, and therefore deal with US law. First, Warshafsky, The Patent Wars (1994), which I can't find mentioned anywhere on the Internet except one reference to it: second Copyright's Highway: From Gutenberg to the Celestial Jukebox by Paul Goldstein which can be found at amazon.com, in a revised paperback edition which must be better than my old hardback which I bought in or about 1996. Both books hugely enjoyable, not quite in the thriller category but pretty compelling reading.

  2. Perhaps an IP blockbuster film - Interdependence Day

  3. Here's one for beer fans: 'The darling BUDs of May'

    For computer buffs - 'Gone with the WINDOWS'


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