From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
- Intellectual property : A term referring to information that can be protected by patents, trademarks, trade secret practices and copyrights.
- Law : Body of rules of conduct of binding legal force and effect, prescribed, recognized, and enforced by a controlling authority.
- Business method patent : A patent on a method of doing business: for instance, a method of trading commodities could be patented. Many countries do not allow business method patents, and they have been controversial and subject to legal challenges in the United States - see Bilski v. Kappos.
- Pharmaceutical patenting : Add brief definition or description
- Software patent : Add brief definition or description
- United States Patent Office : Add brief definition or description
- Copyleft : The use of traditional copyright and intellectual property law to pursue goals of open sharing and collaboration.
- Copyright : An exclusive property grant on creative works granted to authors of those works for a period set by law.
- Generic drug : Drugs whose drug name is not protected by a trademark. They may be manufactured by several companies.
- Public domain : Intellectual property that is not protected by copyright, trade mark or patent.
- Trademark : A word, phrase, design, or other feature that is legally accepted to identify the source of a product or service