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Design Methods EE 600
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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS ARE CONCERNED WITH THE ISSUE OF “WHO OWNS AN IDEA, DESIGN, APPROACH, TECHNIQUE, ETC.; AND WHAT RIGHTS OWNERSHIP IMPLIES.”
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MOST COMPANIES REQUIRE AN AGREEMENT COMPANY OWNS ALL RIGHTS MUST DESIGNATE CAN NOT CLAIM PRIOR ITEMS RESTRICTIONS AS TO WHAT YOU OWN GENERALLY ITEMS UNRELATED TO YOUR WORK BEST SPELLED OUT IN WRITING EXCLUSIONS CAN BE NEGOTIATED
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EXAMPLE: YOU WORK AT A SOFTWARE COMPANY X WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN WORKING ON NUMERICAL ANALYSIS. ALONG THE WAY YOU HAVE DEVELOPED A REVOLUTIONARY NEW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM. YOU DECIDE TO LEAVE AND GO TO WORK AT ANOTHER COMPANY. WHO OWNS THE AI PROGRAM? WHO OWNS THE APPROACH? WHO OWNS ANY ALGORITHMS? WHO OWNS ANY MODIFICATIONS? MUST YOU TELL YOUR OLD COMPANY EVERYTHING YOU KNOW?
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THERE ARE THREE GENERAL CATEGORIES OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS TRADE SECRETS COPYRIGHTS PATENTS
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DAILY DILBERT
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DAILY DILBERT
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TRADE SECRETS GENERALLY REFERS TO INFORMATION WHICH IS UNIQUE TO A COMPANY, AND WHICH IS IDENTIFIED BY THAT COMPANY AS POSSESSING SPECIFIC VALUE
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TRADE SECRETS TRADE SECRETS MAY INCLUDE: CUSTOMER LISTS DESIGN DATA MATERIALS LIST SUPPLIERS TECHNIQUES SPECIFICATIONS COSTS MANUFACTURING DETAILS
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TRADE SECRET LAW VARIES FROM STATE TO STATE CALIFORNIA PROBABLY IS ONE OF THE MOST LIBERAL MINNESOTA'S PRACTICE IS ONE OF THE MORE CONSERVATIVE
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course EE 1101 taught by Professor Hendr during the Spring '11 term at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

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