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ABA book provides expert advice on intellectual property issues in business transactions

ABA book provides expert advice on intellectual property issues in business transactions

By John Glynn

CHICAGO, Dec. 18, 2013 — The latest edition of the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s “Intellectual Property Deskbook for the Business Lawyer, Third Edition” serves as a “go-to” reference for attorneys who need to quickly learn and understand the intellectual property issues that arise in various business contexts.

Each chapter focuses on IP issues related to a particular business transaction, such as business startups, real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and bankruptcy proceedings. The concise and easy-to-read chapters include practice tips and warnings from more than 50 IP law experts.

The latest edition includes two new chapters as well as updates to existing chapters to reflect recent changes, including the significant developments brought about by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, a patent reform law passed in 2011.

Editor Sharon K. Sandeen is a professor of law at Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minn., and an internationally recognized expert on trade secret law. She practiced law for more than 15 years in Sacramento, Calif., first as a general business litigator and later as an intellectual property specialist. She recently served as chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s Intellectual Property Committee and currently serves as the vice chair of the section’s publications board.

Title:                     “Intellectual Property Deskbook for the Business Lawyer, Third Edition”
Publisher:              ABA Business Law Section
Pages:                   542
Product Code:       5070669
ISBN:                     978-62722-131-3
Size:                      6x9
Price:                     $129.95
Orders:                  800-285-2221 or

Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies are available by sending an email to Sarah Sbertoli at If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Sarah Sbertoli, American Bar Association, Book Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.


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