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« Reply #5 on: Oct 23rd, 2006, 6:36pm »
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It might be worthwhile to know the disclosure requirements you may have.
As for the stealing the idea, you are still the inventor.  Having said that, you could disclose under an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement).
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« Reply #6 on: Oct 23rd, 2006, 7:36pm »
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I would be happy to copy the terms I signed to, so long as that in itself isn't a violation of anything. If its not, i'll be glad to get some advice. Is that an ok thing to do?
 
While i wait for a responce, i'll see what this NDA idea is.  
 
Thanks,
 
Adam
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« Reply #7 on: Oct 24th, 2006, 5:19am »
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Adam,
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Re: Inventing under contract
« Reply #8 on: Oct 27th, 2006, 4:11am »
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on Oct 23rd, 2006, 6:17pm, Adam Schwartz wrote:
Thank you for your responses.
 
I reviewed my contract today and there is a clause which says:  
 
This paragraph (the one denoting what would be company property) shall not apply to "properties" which do not relate to the present or planned business or research and development of the company
 
Now being that my company has only done one thing for 35 years, and since i work in sales with product development i know thats where they are going, do you think i would stand a chance?
 
Also, something that bugs me: in order to find out if i can pursue this patent, i have to tell them of my idea so they can agree it doesn't conflict, whats to stop them from taking it from me?
 
Thanks again,
 
Adam

 
Dear Adam,
 
You had not disclosed the whole of the agreement being a patent attorney and lawyer i can tell you that if you are hired for some other purpose and you have invented something else which is not under your term of employment. You may file a patent for it. Nevertheless you will be true and first inventor for the invention. But for detailed opinion you must disclose your agreement in full.
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