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intellectual property

(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.

Intellectual Property


a legal concept encompassing copyrights; rights relating to the activities of performing artists, sound recordings, radio and television broadcasts; invention and patent rights; rights to scientific discoveries; rights to industrial models, trademarks, firm names, and commercial designations; and protection from unfair competition; as well as all other rights relating to intellectual activities in industrial, scientific, literary, and artistic fields. The concept came into international use in the 1960’s. In 1967 a convention was signed in Stockholm establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization. The convention went into force in 1970. As of Jan. 1, 1972,25 states had joined the convention, including the USSR, the Ukrainian SSR, the Byelorussian SSR, Bulgaria, Hungary, Rumania, the German Democratic Republic, Czechoslovakia, Great Britain, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the USA.

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The taint of heavily publicized biopiracy accusations forced the ICBG group leader, David Berliner, to discontinue the group's program in Chiapas, and the issue of whether traditional knowledge qualifies as intellectual property rights was not addressed.
The DIRECTV Group, RAI and ESA, the holders of key DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting)-S2 intellectual property rights, announced today the fundamental terms of a comprehensive licensing offering under their combined patent rights for DVB-S2 standardized technology.
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While we have opted to out-license patent rights for both electrical and mechanical stimulation of the vagus nerve, we have retained our intellectual property rights associated with the development of a small molecule drug that acts on the alpha-7 receptor.
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com's support for BSA's Model Business Practices on Intellectual Property Rights, said Bob Kruger, vice president of enforcement for the Business Software Alliance.
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7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Information Industry Association (IIA) today released its comments on the preliminary draft report of the Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights of the Information Infrastructure Task Force's Information Policy Committee.

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