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intellectual property


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A product of the intellect that has commercial value, including copyrighted property such as literary or artistic works, and ideational property, such as patents, appellations of origin, business methods, and industrial processes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any product of someone's intellect that has commercial value: copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secrets.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. intangible property that is the result of creativity (such as patents or trademarks or copyrights)


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