Last week I was happy to create a different kind of video. This one is all about employee inventions, patents, trade secrets, and non-compete agreements.
Who owns employee inventions? What if you want to leave your company and start your own? What documents, information, and processes can you take with you? What is a “trade secret” and needs to be left alone?
When it comes to patents, I brought in a registered patent attorney, Karima Gulick. She examines this question from the IP perspective as I don’t practice intellectual property and I’m not a patent attorney. She does a great job explaining patents when the employee gets one while employed.
If you are thinking of starting your own company, I highly recommend that you watch this video!