Employee Agreement Intellectual Property

“The creator of a copyrighted work owns the copyright, unless it is a rental work,” Honaker said. “A temporary job has two requirements: the creator is an employee of the company [not an independent contractor] and the development of the work was within the scope of the employee`s work requirements.” Intellectual property that existed prior to the employee`s employment and for which the employee has a right, title or interest (together “prior inventions”) remains the exclusive property of the employee. The Employee agrees that all prior inventions are included in this Section 2. If no prior invention is mentioned in this Section 2, the employee declares that there are no prior inventions. Next, employers should insert a language detailing what happens when the employee hijacks and/or violates the company`s intellectual property.

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