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    Hi all

    Do you have to declare your inventions to a new employer if you are an independent contractor (1099).


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    It depends on what your contract says.

    Often, a standard employment contract contains an asignation clause, that gives the employer all rights to an employees inventions etc, no matter how unrelared to the employers field.

    In either case, I wouldn't disclose any invention o' mine, especially if it was done on my own time or buck, unless I could use it to advance my career with the employer.

    This is an area for a lawyer, so go get one before you get yourself in trouble.


    • #3
      Originally posted by TheRed View Post
      This is an area for a lawyer, so go get one before you get yourself in trouble.
      Absolutely. If you are an inventor, you would be wise to have a relationship with a patent attorney or similar.
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