From: Jim Thompson
Subject: Re: Contract Dispute questions.
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Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 19:11:35 GMT
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On Thu, 21 Nov 2002 19:04:08 -0000,
"Kevin Aylward" ,
In Newsgroup: sci.electronics.design,
Entitled: "Re: Contract Dispute questions.",
Wrote the following:
|Jim Thompson wrote:
|> A patent lawyer is really nothing more than an expert
|> witness if patent disputes enter the picture.
|> You might be amused by going to:
|> http://www.adtsoft.com/ click on News, then click "TekNow vs Thompson"
|> at the bottom of the page. "Thompson" is my 32 year old son, Aaron.
|> This suit took two years and $60,000 out of (my) pocket paying a
|> (family friend) lawyer before we won.
|Whats the summary of it all, far to much to wade.
The summary of it all:
Keep good records of everything you conceive of on your own.
Don't use any code that is not your own personal work.
Don't solicit the previous employer's customers... let them seek you
out. (And call them as witnesses when you get to court.)
Pray for a good lawyer *and* a absolutely fair judge.
TekNow (at one time a 30-person operation) is now bankrupt and Aaron
has all their customers... and he's a one-man-band just like Dad ;-)
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