Category: Intellectual Property

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Employer’s Liability for Independent Contractor’s Copyright Infringement

From Lexology, John Ahn discusses the liability of businesses that hire independent contractor’s for copyright infringement by…

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Protecting Your Rights: Protecting Works Created by Employees and Independent Contractors 

 From JDSupra, Steven Lipowski discusses how to protect a company’s rights when an independent contractor may produce work…

Posted in California Intellectual Property

Employment Law Issues to Consider Before Including Work Made for Hire Clauses in Contractor Agreements

From JDSupra, Chandra Andrade, Nate Garhart, and Rebecca Stephens provide a terrific summary of the risks of…

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Employees or Independent Contractor Generated IP (Part 1) 

From JDSupra, David Cohen discusses intellectual property issues for patents and copyrights relating to employees and independent…

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Employees or Independent Contractor Generated IP – Trade Secrets and Trademarks

From JDSupra, David Cohen discusses intellectual property rights in trade secrets and trademarks in relation to employees…

Posted in California Intellectual Property

Beware Of Independent Contractor Agreements With “Work Made For Hire” Language

From JDSupra, Nancy Yaffe discusses the risks of using the phrase “work made for hire” in California independent contractor…

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Make sure you get what you pay for with Independent Contractors: Pitfalls of a “Work Made for Hire” Agreement

  From JDSupra, Christopher Kunke and Bryan Cave discuss the risks of including a “work made for…

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Intellectual Property for Freelancers: I Created It, So I Own It …. I Think

From Freelance/Austin, Emily Morris reviews some of the challenges freelancers face regarding who owns intellectual property.  Emily…

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Employers Must Provide a Notice of Immunity in Any Contract or Agreement that Governs the Use of Trade Secrets or Confidential Information 

  From Lexology, Frank J. Del Barto and Nancy E. Sasamoto of Masuda Funai & Mitchell Ltd…

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Do Your Employee/Contractor Non-Disclosure Agreements Comply With New DTSA Notice Requirements? 

  From Fox Rothschild, Jim Singer discusses the new requirement that an employer provide notice of the…

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Work-For-Hire Clauses and Agreements: One Key to Intellectual Property Ownership

  From Lexology,  David O.Klein of Klein Moynihan Turco, LLC  offers recommendations for addressing work-for-hire provisions for independent…

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If It’s Worth It, You Should Work It (As a Work Made for Hire)

From JDSupra, Ivy Clarice Estoesta and Monica Riva Talley discuss the importance of protecting intellectual property rights…