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1 definition by Moejoe

To claim as one's own. Big corporations normally do it so people don't steal their ideas. Then, as soon as somebody does in the slightest way, they jump on the opportunity and sue their ass for an unreasonable sum of money.
Bob: Hey, I should invent that...
Bill: No, you can't, Big corporation (c) already took it.
by Moejoe January 23, 2004