When we think about Intellectual Property (IP) we often think about protecting our trademarks, copyrights, patents from our competition. It is critical to understand that company employees are often the conduit to the competition. Whether it be accidental or intentional, a company's employees are often one of the biggest threats to a company's intangible assets. According to some reports, employee mistakes account for 1/4/ to 1/3 of all intellectual property breaches within companies. During this presentation Employment and Intellectual Property Attorneys will discuss:
- IP basics and rules of IP Ownership - hard to protect what you don't understand.
- Frequet mistakes that employees make when it comes to IP, and how to prevent them.
- Best practices that can be used to protect IP at onboarding, termination and in between.