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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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He is a member of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) and chairs the Judiciary/LAIPLA Relations Committee.
Yeung, admitted to the California Bar earlier this year, brings prior experience in intellectual property law.
Prior to his position with Vinson and Elkins, Armitage held various positions with The Upjohn Company, where he served as vice president, corporate intellectual property law from 1987 to 1993.
Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP (BSKB) is a highly respected international intellectual property law firm committed to obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights for its clients.
Davidson, Berquist, Jackson & Gowdey, LLP, based in Arlington, VA, is a complex litigation and intellectual property law firm.
Over the past five years, intellectual property law has become very important to the United States industry's ability to compete against high tech countries such as Japan and Germany.
The concept of creativity, together with concerns over access to creativity and knowledge, are currently the subject of international debate and unprecedented public attention, particularly in the context of international developments in intellectual property laws.
The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community, with more than 16,000 members.
This report will feature interviews with many of the nation's the foremost authorities on the intellectual property law.
Kenyon & Kenyon, with over 200 specialist attorneys based in their offices in New York, Washington DC and Silicon Valley, is internationally recognized for its outstanding reputation in all fields of Intellectual Property law, with specific expertise including Intellectual Property development.
In addition to serving as the chairman of intellectual property for the UTBMS initiative, Leo is an active member in the International Trademark Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Intellectual Property Owners and the Licensing Executives Society.
Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge LLP is a law firm of more than 500 lawyers with 55 lawyers and patent agents specifically focused on intellectual property law.

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