Cover Your Assets


Take a look at your employment agreements, covenants not to compete, or non-disclosure agreements. Especially if you work in the tech sector, you can be sure that one, if not all, of these documents (which are typically signed as a condition of employment) include some sort of assignment of ownership of

the invention. These assignments are usually of the form that say that anything and everything that the employee invents while employed at the company belongs to the company. Pretty straight forward, right? Maybe...

What do you do when you invent something and your employer thinks it's theirs? What do you do when your employee invents something and they think it's theirs?

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