- 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.
Origin of intellectual property
An Americanism dating back to 1840–45
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Examples from the Web for intellectual property
I teach a couple of her decisions in my intellectual-property courses, because they are scholarly, clear, and fair-minded.The Sonia I Know
Stephen L. Carter
May 26, 2009
- an intangible asset, such as a copyright or patent
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