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proprietary

1. of, relating to, or belonging to property or proprietors
2. Med of or denoting a drug or agent manufactured and distributed under a trade name
3. Med a proprietary drug or agent
4. a proprietor or proprietors collectively
5. 
a. right to property
b. property owned
6. (in Colonial America) an owner, governor, or grantee of a proprietary colony

proprietary

(1)
In marketroid-speak, superior; implies a product imbued with exclusive magic by the unmatched brilliance of the company's own hardware or software designers.

proprietary

(2)
In the language of hackers and users, inferior; implies a product not conforming to open-systems standards, and thus one that puts the customer at the mercy of a vendor who can inflate service and upgrade charges after the initial sale has locked the customer in.

proprietary

Private. Proprietary hardware and software are owned and controlled by a single organization or individual. Contrast with open.
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Known as the Economic Espionage and Protection of Proprietary Information Act of 2013, the measure would slap a perpetrator with a fine "equivalent to the economic value of such proprietary information."
Incoming Bank of England Governor Mark Carney last month said there was no need to add a Volcker rule, citing the difficulty in drawing a line between market-making and proprietary trading.
In September Sam's Club added three new proprietary brands: Simply Right, Artisan Fresh and Daily Chef.
Leaving aside moral considerations, some regard open-source software as inherently better than proprietary software in technical terms because users can alter the underlying code to correct glitches or improve performance.
Responding to the announcement, Tim Ryan, CEO of sell-side trade body the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, said, "Regulators will need to strike the right balance between banning those activities deemed to be proprietary trading and those that are permitted activities under the Volcker Rule.
The new business, dubbed PDT Advisers, will be headed by Peter Muller, the bank's current proprietary trading chief.
A problem may arise when the client information obtained during an engagement for one company is proprietary in nature and an auditor either knowingly or unknowingly uses the information when performing other engagements.
Richard de Souza, Archimedes' CEO, said: "Our ability to develop high-value specialty products through our own proprietary drug delivery technologies, to add to those already sold by our established commercial organisation, is an important part of our business model and our rapid progress with Nasalfent over the last 20 months further demonstrates the quality of our Development capabilities."
Part I reviews the two types of legal protections that restrict employee knowledge: the widely accepted concept of trade secrets, and the emerging category of proprietary information.
1.368-1 (e), generally requires the target shareholders in a reorganization to receive a proprietary interest in the issuing corporation in exchange for their shares in the target.
This platform is unique in that feature for feature, it is as reliable as proprietary solutions offered by other vendors, yet less costly.