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2014] BOOK REVIEWS 159 Intellectual Property in Common Law and Civil Law. Edited by Toshiko Takenaka. Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013. Pp. x, 454. ISBN 978-0-85793-436-9. UK £100; US $160.00. The title of this book succinctly captures the volume’s ambitious scope: to discuss multiple types of intellectual property in both common law and civil law jurisdictions. The book’s broad coverage and comparative treatment of intellectual property laws make it a worthwhile acquisition for advanced academic collections of materials on patents, trademarks, and copyright. The chapters on patents discuss patent eligibility, equitable doctrines, and the relatively recent enactment of the America Invents Act, which moved the United States from its anomalous first-to-invent system to its present first-inventor-to-file system. The chapters emphasize shared elements of patent law 160 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LEGAL INFORMATION [Vol. 42.1 in common law systems (generally repre...