Intellectual Property

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The Center for IP Understanding (YouTube Channel)
The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding (Official Website)


intellectual property : property (as an idea, invention, or process) that derives from the work of the mind or intellect; also : an application, right, or registration relating to this — Webster   See also OneLook


Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the intellect for which a monopoly is assigned to designated owners by law. Intellectual property rights (IPRs) are the protections granted to the creators of IP, and include trademarks, copyright, patents, industrial design rights, and in some jurisdictions trade secrets. Artistic works including music and literature, as well as discoveries, inventions, words, phrases, symbols, and designs can all be protected as intellectual property. — Wikipedia

Intellectual Property (Encyclopædia Britannica)


Intellectual Property (WolframAlpha)



Intellectual Property

Copyright is a type of intellectual property that gives its owner the exclusive right to copy and distribute a creative work, usually for a limited time. The creative work may be in a literary, artistic, educational, or musical form. Copyright is intended to protect the original expression of an idea in the form of a creative work, but not the idea itself. A copyright is subject to limitations based on public interest considerations, such as the fair use doctrine in the United States. . — Wikipedia

United States Copyright Office
Copyright Clearance Center

Patent is a type of intellectual property that gives its owner the legal right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention for a limited period of time in exchange for publishing an enabling disclosure of the invention. — Wikipedia

Patents (United States Patent and Trademark Office)
How to Conduct a Preliminary U.S. Patent Search Tutorial (United States Patent and Trademark Office)
Seven Step Strategy (United States Patent and Trademark Office)

Trademark is a type of intellectual property consisting of a recognizable sign, design, or expression that identifies products or services from a particular source and distinguishes them from others. The trademark owner can be an individual, business organization, or any legal entity. A trademark may be located on a package, a label, a voucher, or on the product itself. — Wikipedia

Trademarks (United States Patent and Trademark Office)
Trademark Information Network (United States Patent and Trademark Office)
Trademarks (United States Patent and Trademark Office)

Trade secret is a type of intellectual property that includes formulas, practices, processes, designs, instruments, patterns, or compilations of information that have inherent economic value because they are not generally known or readily ascertainable by others, and which the owner takes reasonable measures to keep secret. Intellectual property law gives the owner of a trade secret the right to restrict others from disclosing it. In some jurisdictions, such secrets are referred to as confidential information. — Wikipedia

Trade Secret Policy (United States Patent and Trademark Office)




The Growth of Intellectual Property: A History of the Ownership of Ideas in the United States (William W. Fisher II)


Melvil Decimal System # 608 Patents and Inventors (Library Thing)
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Intellectual Property (Library Thing)

Library of Congress # T201 Patents (UPenn Online Books)

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library




Learning Engine Video Series (US Copyright Office)
Learning Engine Series (US Copyright Office, YouTube Playlist)

Office of Education (United States Patent and Trademark Office)
Educational Resources (United States Patent and Trademark Office)

Copyright Education Resources (Copyright Clearance Center)
Patent Pandas: Learn about Patents with Stories and Pandas

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



World Intellectual Property Organization
The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding
The Patent Information Users Group


World Intellectual Property Organization Magazine
Intellectual Property (NPR Archives)


Intellectual Property (US Department of Commerce)

United States Copyright Office
United States Patent and Trademark Office

World Intellectual Property Organization (United Nations)
World Intellectual Property Organization (Wikipedia)


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