Tag: Patent Ownership

The Hazards of Joint Development

It is very common for companies to work with their customers or suppliers in developing products. For example, if you are a supplier, you may work with a customer to provide a component that fits and meets the needs of that customer’s products.  The auto industry is full of these types of interactions.  A supplier…

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Are You Sure You Own That Technology?

So, you hired a brilliant engineer to design a new medical device for your company.  He used your computers, your staff, your vendors, your testing equipment, and developed it on “company time.”  He received the salary that was agreed-upon for his efforts. The device looks promising.  It could be a real game-changer.  Realizing this, your…

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