Risk Prevention Strategies: Ownership of Employee-Developed Inventions and Intellectual Property

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Companies often hire employees to develop new products, improve processes, create new technologies, and develop new markets. But how should employers address the ownership of intellectual property created by their employees in the course of their employment? PilieroMazza’s Sarah Nash and Camilla Hundley—attorneys in the Firm’s Labor & Employment and Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice groups—reveal vital steps employers should take to minimize the risk of losing their rights.

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Companies often hire employees to develop new products, improve processes, create new technologies, and develop new markets. But how should employers address the ownership of intellectual property created by their employees in the course of their employment? PilieroMazza’s Sarah Nash and Camilla Hundley—attorneys in the Firm’s Labor & Employment and Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice groups—reveal vital steps employers should take to minimize the risk of losing their rights.

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- common types of intellectual property created by employees;

- understanding best practices when onboarding and off-boarding employees;

- drafting agreements that properly assign ownership; and

- protecting confidential information and trade secrets. See less -

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