Hiring a Third Party to Create for You? Don’t Forget the Copyright Assignment

Comments Off on Hiring a Third Party to Create for You? Don’t Forget the Copyright Assignment Written by on July 17, 2011 | Posted in Copyright Assignment, Employment Agreements

Print this postIn this day and age, it is very easy to find someone to create almost anything for you or your business at the mere click of the mouse; however, what most people forget when they make that easy hiring decision: paying for the work does not mean that you OWN what was created–it […]

New Start-Ups Should Consider Collaboration Agreement as Alternative to Equity Agreement

Comments Off on New Start-Ups Should Consider Collaboration Agreement as Alternative to Equity Agreement Written by on July 10, 2011 | Posted in Commercialization of Intellectual Property, Employment Agreements

Print this postGiven my Silicon Valley location, I often receive calls from start-ups who want to “give equity” to a developer that they’ve just started working with. When I receive these calls, I inevitably have a talk with the client or prospective client urging them to consider an alternative: entering into a collaboration agreement with […]

Trade Secret Litigation on the Rise Against Laid Off Employees

Comments Off on Trade Secret Litigation on the Rise Against Laid Off Employees Written by on May 17, 2009 | Posted in Employment Agreements, trade secrets

Print this postGiven all the employee layoffs and the many companies struggling to survive the bad economy, it is almost inevitable that we would be seeing an upswing in trade secret litigation against former employees. Law.com reported this week on the trend, stating that much of this litigation is over information that the employee is […]

Trade Secrets Case Provides Important Lesson to Employers and Employees on the Significance of Employment Agreements

1 Comments Written by on November 10, 2008 | Posted in Employment Agreements

Print this postThe case making headlines today regarding an ex-Intel Corporation employee accused of stealing trade secrets and giving them to his new employer, rival Advanced Micro Devices, provides some important lessons to employers and employees on the significance of employment agreements. The Mercury News reported on the case against former engineer Biswamohan Pani as […]

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