Intellectual Property in Employment
Key to the protection of any intellectual property is the consideration of who actually owns the rights, as well as who may later develop rights by the operation of law. These issues most frequently present themselves in an employment situation.
Our lawyers have extensive experience in analyzing complex ownership and licensing issues for intellectual property in the context of employment. We routinely help our clients with employment, outsourcing and consulting agreements that address these matters.
Our clients receive the strategy and tactical planning necessary to properly execute the necessary ownership and licensing formalities for patents, trademarks and copyrights, all of which have different legal standards for determining ownership and transfer of rights. Our team works closely and efficiently with clients, especially since the failure to be timely in perfecting rights in the name of the desired party can result in irretrievable loss of those rights.