Intellectual property rights

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Intellectual property rights

Patents, copyrights, and proprietary technologies and processes that may be the basis of a company's competitive advantage.

Intellectual Property Rights

The right of a person or company to exclusively use its own ideas, plans, and other intangible assets without competition, at least for a certain period of time. Examples of intellectual property include copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets. Intellectual property rights may be enforced by court through a lawsuit. The idea behind the protection of intellectual property is to encourage innovation without fear that a competitor may steal the idea and/or take credit for it.
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Thus, intellectual property rights are designed to provide protection for the results of investment in the development of new technology giving the incentive and means to finance further research and development activities.
The appropriation of biological resources and knowledge through patents and intellectual property rights without fair compensation is considered biopiracy, and the rosy periwinkle discoveries are frequently cited by the media and in nongovernmental organization literature as examples.
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.
China) presents 12 essays in which he explores various aspects of China's changing intellectual property rights regime.

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