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Protecting Your Company's Intellectual Property by Deborah E. Bouchoux

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Owning the Work Productof Your Employees andIndependent Contractors

Some of a company’s most valuable assets are highly mobile: employees. Companies need to ensure that any work created by employees and independent contractors on the job is owned by the company and can be exploited to its greatest extent. Similarly, companies need to ensure that former employees do not solicit the company’s employees to leave the company, that they protect the company’s trade secrets, and that they do not compete against the company after leaving. Prohibitions against competition are strictly scrutinized by courts; however, if they are reasonable in scope and ...

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