intellectual propertycomputing dictionary

<legal> (IP) The ownership of ideas and control over the tangible or virtual representation of those ideas. Use of another person's intellectual property may or may not involve royalty payments or permission, but should always include proper credit to the source.

(01 Mar 1997)

intellectual propertyeducation dictionary

<content> An idea, invention, formula, literary work, presentation, or other knowledge asset owned by an organisation or individual.

Intellectual property can be protected by patents, trademarks, service marks, and copyrights.

Acronym: IP

(10 Mar 2006)

intellectual propertymedical dictionary

Property, such as patents, trademarks, and copyright, that results from creative effort. The patent and copyright clause (art. 1, sec. 8, cl. 8) of the united states constitution provides for promoting the progress of science and useful arts by securing for limited times to authors and inventors, the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.

(12 Dec 1998)