Reply-To: "Kevin Aylward"
From: "Kevin Aylward"
Subject: Re: Who owns your mind?
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Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 07:59:38 -0000
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Chris Carlen wrote:
> Hi folks:
> I had a talk with the intellectual property expert at my job
> yesterday. I knew that I signed an agreement when I started working
> that anything I invent belongs to them. But I didn't realize that
> anything I invent, at any time that I am employed by them, belongs to
> I asked if that meant the designs for the wooden table I made for my
> wife's plants, and he said yes.
> Then of course we got into a long discussion of hypothetical cases,
> and how to actually determine the relevance of this agreement. But
> for the things that matter to me, such as the designs for projects
> that I create while being a hobbyist at home, that is where things
> are the most unclear.
Its worth noting that different states/countries have different laws. In
CA there is a specific laws that protects employees, irrespective of
what the contract says, if it is stuff done in your own time and not
directly related to your paid employment.
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