TREATISES OF JAY DRATLER, JR.

Professor Jay Dratler, Jr.
Room 231D (IP Alcove)
(330) 972-7972
dratler@uakron.edu, dratler@neo.rr.com

CITATIONS AND PURCHASING

Law Journal Press, a division of ALM, Inc. (fomerly American Lawyer Media), publishes each of the three treatises (on cyberlaw, intellectual property, and licensing, respectively).  Following are complete citations linked to the publisher's relevant Web pages:
Jay Dratler, Jr., Cyberlaw: Intellectual Property in the Digital Millennium (Law Journal Press 2000 & Supps.) (one volume)
Jay Dratler, Jr., Licensing of Intellectual Property (Law Journal Press 1994 & Supps.) (two volumes)
Jay Dratler, Jr. and Stephen McJohn, Intellectual Property Law: Commercial, Creative, and Industrial Property (Law Journal Press 1991 & Supps.) (two volumes)

USE ON LINE

Westlaw now is the only on-line source for these treatises.  It designates the three treatises by acronyms, as follows: IPLCCIP for intellectual property, LICENSIP for licensing, and CIPDM for cyberlaw.  You can find any section of any treatise on Westlaw by inserting in Westlaw's "Find Citation:" field the appropriate acronym, followed by a lower-case "s" surrounded by spaces (for "section"), followed by the Section number.  For example, the search request "IPLCCIP s 4.01" will access Section 4.01 of the IP treatise. You can also access the treatises through links available on the following path in Westlaw's directory: Directory Location: All Databases > Topical Materials by Area of Practice > Intellectual Property.

For the time being, however, I recommend caution in using Westlaw as a source for this material.  When I last checked in late August 2006, the on-line licensing treatise was properly updated, but the on-line cyberlaw treatise was missing the latest update (Release 10), which had been published in paper form in June.  (I did not check the IP treatise.)  If the on-line material appears to be out of date or missing desired material or current developments, please consult the paper publications.

PORTIONS ABSTRACTED ON SSRN

Nearly all SSRN abstracts of my work not accompanied by working papers summarize material in particular updated sections of one of my three published treatises listed above.  The first or author's comment (posted on SSRN) to each abstract cites the precise section(s) of the relevant treatise containing the abstracted material.  If a working paper is in process and will be posted on SSRN, the first comment will say so.

The treatise publishing process prevents me from simply e-mailing abstracted material.  What I have on my computer is inserts to pre-existing published material that would be difficult to read out of context.  In addition, the material on my computer lacks editing and is sometimes revised substantially in the course of publishing.  

If Westlaw's on-line version appears to be out of date or missing desired material or current developments, please consult the most current version of the paper publication (linked above).  In any case, the first or author's comment posted on SSRN will provide a precise citation to the relevant treatise section.  The treatises are available in many law-school and law-firm libraries, including the library of the University of Akron School of Law.