CISC101_2F_Employee_Agreement

CISC101_2F_Employee_Agreement - Rusk 1 Siena Rusk Henry Kim...

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Unformatted text preview: Rusk 1 Siena Rusk Henry Kim Business Law December 17, 2009 Employer/Employee Intellectual Property Ownership The majority of United States patents are granted to employerscorporations, educational institutions, partnerships, etc.not to individuals 1 . The ownership of intellectual property, therefore, must be clearly defined and outlined between employer and employee. Most employers take the position that all intellectual property developed by the employee during their term of employment is the property of the employer. Employers may claim ownership of inventions, discoveries, writings, trademark, and software that were created within the employees scope of employment, on the employers time and using its physical and/or financial resources, commissioned by the employer, or resulting from research funded by the employer, the government, or a third party. Some employees, such as scientists, researchers, and software engineers, are hired specifically to create works that are considered to be intellectual property. Such employees are generally required to sign an agreement with the employer acknowledging their understanding that their work products will be owned by the employer and that resulting patents, copyrights, and trademarks are the property of the employer. The employer also patents, copyrights, and trademarks are the property of the employer....
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2011 for the course CISC 101 taught by Professor Zakos during the Fall '09 term at Northampton Community College.

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