[Phpwm] Intellectual Property Agreements

David Goodwin david at codepoets.co.uk
Fri Sep 21 12:13:05 BST 2007

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> "Any discovery, invention, improvement in procedure, trade mark, design
> or copyright work made, discovered or produced by you in the course of
> your employment in connection with or in any way affecting or relating
> to, or capable of being used or adapted for use in connection with, the
> business of the Company shall be disclosed to the Company straight away
> and be the absolute property of the Company."

That sounds like a blank card for them to claim any future work you do,
even if it's not for them - as long as it's 'capable of being used or
adapted for use in connection with the business of the company'.

I'd be hoping for a lot of money before I signed that!

> Basically I want to say "you own the final application, I won't try and
> sell it to anyone else or take it away from you, but I can and will
> reuse techniques, code etc. in other applications for other people"

Indeed, we operate on a similar basis. However, we're heading towards
the position of developing the same type of application twice - although
it's been rewritten from scratch the second time.


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