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Tirina
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Will I be sued?
« on: Sep 29th, 2006, 8:47pm »
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Hi,  I recently created a product for a company I was employed by.  They are not sure if they will use my idea.
My job ended and I was hired by a competitor.
 
I would like to pitch my product to my new boss. Will I be sued?  What about if I pitch part of my product (the product has multiple features)?  
 
If I cannot do that, is it possible to tweak the product? If yes, what can I tweak in order for it to be legal?
 
Thank-you for your help!
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Re: Will I be sued?
« Reply #1 on: Sep 30th, 2006, 11:40am »
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It's impossible to say whether you'll be sued.  You can be sued, and there are some good reasons to think your old employer will prevail.  It's more like that, if anyone is sued, it will be your new employer -- they have more money to lose than you do, presumably.  In addition, your former employer really wants to stop your new employer -- stopping you is just another means to that end.
 
Tweaking the idea probably won't help so long as the kernel of that idea is trade secret information of your former employer.  You'd be best to wait until that part of the idea that you came up with at your former employer becomes generally (publicly) known.
 
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