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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 2012 Intellectual Property Management Forum is being hosted at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country, in San Antonio, Texas, on July 22 - July 24, 2012.
IPVision's reports and services provide key insights, unbiased inputs, and timely information supporting a broad array of intellectual property requirements, including improved intellectual property management, patent quality improvement, competitive positioning through patent strategy, research and development, M&A due diligence and litigation support.
This joint venture with Sedo enables us to build upon our tremendous success in providing organizations with unrivalled knowledge, experience and protection within the intellectual property management field," said Albert Simpson, chief executive officer of IPM.
This global summit is designed to set companies on the path toward a superior intellectual property management portfolio," said Gary Grube, President and CEO of the Caerus Institute, inventor, engineer, MBA and former Motorola business unit CTO.
and is to evaluate intellectual property management, practical knowledge for strategy and know-how for associated enforcement in crucial markets.
In addition, his strategic planning and intellectual property management expertise will serve us well as we continue to grow our research and development capabilities in these industries.
SRG Implements Intellectual Property Management Strategy
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Pirinate also has consulting expertise in intellectual property management including licensing, trademarks, copyright, and technology and process.
GT Equipment Technologies General Counsel, Daniel Lyman, said: "The Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge law firm brings to the table strong capabilities in the field of intellectual property management.
The latest round of financing will support product development, intellectual property management, critical staffing, marketing, financing fees and costs, and potential acquisitions.

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