intellectual property

Law. property that results from original creative thought, as patents, copyright material, and trademarks.

1840–45, Americanism Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
intellectual property
an intangible asset, such as a copyright or patent

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Computing Dictionary

intellectual property definition

(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.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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Example sentences
They are out there trying to steal intellectual property, make some money.
But initial trials are under way while they stake out intellectual property
Thus, copyright and intellectual property rights as stands now require serious
The debate over intellectual property transcends the law-and requires
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