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C-P-User-3 wrote:
So then, five years from now, I go out and invent Flubber [tm] and they get to claim ownership ?


Apologies to Colin, but no it won't and no it doesn't. This particular clause is really bullsh*t because it doesn't even say "in industry so-and-so", usually the industry that you are consulting for. Furthermore, there's some clause usually about trade secrets.

Anyways, you cannot be prevented from working in your field of expertise. Furthermore, courts in the past have thrown out any suit that comes up because it's impossible (except under very specific situations where there is actual documentation) that stealing trade secrets can be proven.

As a result, all the contracts I've seen now for years have something like a 3 year time limit on working in the same industry, and even that is not enforceable.

What does piss me off are the contracts that say that all Inventions while being employed by company X belong to company X. That's unfortunately enforceable and I will never sign a contract with that clause. But forever???

Marc

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