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Author Topic: "Works Made For Hire" pertaining to an inventions assignment clause  (Read 805 times)


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Have you ever seen a Works Made for Hire clause, as defined in the Copyright Act of 1976, pertaining to inventions? It was my understanding that you should have two separate clauses... one for copyright and one for other IP.

Does the use of "works made for hire" in an invention transfer clause change the meaning?   
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I think this would come down to contract interpretation and the specific language used more than anything else.

I'm sure I've seen two clauses (one for WFH copyright, one for "other" IP) at some point, but, generally, there is a single clause that says any IP developed during employment is or will be transferred to the employer.



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