Law. property that results from original creative thought, as patents, copyright material, and trademarks.
an individual product of original creative thought: Microsoft’s Halo franchise is one of the most profitable intellectual properties in the video game industry.
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How to use intellectual property in a sentence
Are there intellectual property restrictions on this totally free Internet?How Four Upstarts Built and Crashed the Anti-Facebook | Jake Whitney | November 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And today, intellectual property enjoys a kind of cult status.Tesla’s Radical Patent Move is a Plot to Take Over the Road | Daniel Gross | June 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In a blog post, he announced that the company would open up its patents and other intellectual property to competitors.Tesla’s Radical Patent Move is a Plot to Take Over the Road | Daniel Gross | June 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Gone, too, are the heretofore immutable protections of intellectual property rights.Van Dyke Parks on How Songwriters Are Getting Screwed in the Digital Age | Van Dyke Parks | June 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Some said that they could not answer questions because intellectual property rights were involved.Passenger Flights Must Stop Carrying Lithium-Ion Batteries as Cargo | Clive Irving | May 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Torah became their spiritual and intellectual property, and their own inner sanctuary.History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6) | Heinrich Graetz
This intellectual property like other property, has its rights and duties.English Secularism | George Jacob Holyoake
Is it being too aggressive in policing its intellectual property?Makers | Cory Doctorow
Two developments threaten the future of intellectual property rights.After the Rain | Sam Vaknin
This would place intellectual property on both sides of the Atlantic on the same footing.
British Dictionary definitions for intellectual property
an intangible asset, such as a copyright or patent
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