Re: Software IPR
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on September 13, 1999 at 04:49:10:
In Reply to: Software IPR posted by Rachel Dove on September 12, 1999 at 06:06:28:
: Things have moved on somewhat since my previous posting. I have decided to resign and continue to develop software in the same general area as that which I developed at the University. I do not in any way intend to use code (or even the same algorithms) I developed there.
: Though nobody has said anything yet, The University is clearly afraid that a group of us will leave and has said that if anyone leaves and works on similar applications - for themselves or another company - they WILL sue that individual, claiming theft of 'know-how'.
: I would be quite prepared to make all my new source-code available to the University for inspection (under a non-disclosure agmt.) if they need to reassure themselves that IPR has not been stolen. However, I feel the University seems to regard the whole application area as it's own, rather than any existing work that's been done, and that this would not be satisfactory to them.
: Question: Can they sue?, More importantly, what can we do against a clearly unreasonable law-suit, given that they have lots of money and we have little?
: Kind Regards,
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