Re: Can I do this legally?
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on March 10, 2001 at 04:49:31:
In Reply to: Can I do this legally? posted by Bill on March 09, 2001 at 20:05:05:
: I work in an academic environment as the principal
: software developer on a noncommercial product. This
: product has a good deal of commercial potential and
: may in fact become commercial at some point. I am
: thinking of leaving my job to start my own company
: producing what would essentially extend this product,
: but starting from scratch and not using any of the
: same code.
: Are there any legal problems associated with this?
: Would my current employer have any rights to the
: product that I created after I left?
M. Arthur Auslander
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