Employee-Created Intellectual Property: Securing Ownership Rights in a Remote Working Environment
Structuring Assignment Agreements and Third-Party Contractor Agreements, Navigating Carve-Outs and Preexisting Obligations
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide IP counsel with guidance on securing ownership to IP created by employees or independent contractors. The panel will discuss strategies for structuring employee assignment agreements and third-party contractor agreements. The panel will also address key provisions, carve-outs, preexisting obligations, and other hurdles to ensuring ownership.
- Structuring employee assignment agreements
- Structuring third-party contractor agreements
- Navigating carve-outs and preexisting obligations
- Best practices for ensuring ownership of employee-generated IP
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What key provisions should counsel include in employee assignment agreements?
- What hurdles must counsel watch for to establish ownership of employee or contractor-created IP?
- What are strategies IP counsel should employ to ensure ownership of employee or contractor-created IP?
Felicia J. Boyd
Norton Rose Fulbright US
Ms. Boyd is a litigator with extensive experience as a leader in complex IP disputes involving patents,... | Read More
Ms. Boyd is a litigator with extensive experience as a leader in complex IP disputes involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade dress--both in and out of court--spanning a diverse array of industries, including financial and investment services, medical devices (such as pacemakers, heart valves, defibrillators, and synchronization devices), software, music, pharmaceuticals, and manufactured goods. With more than three decades of practice, she has obtained several victories as a litigator, including preliminary injunction motions, summary judgment motions, favorable settlements, and jury verdicts at trial. Ms. Boyd has significant experience with complex case management and the coordination of global discovery efforts. She effectively designs and implements litigation strategies consistent with client objectives.Close
Professor Elizabeth Townsend Gard
Director of the Tulane Center for IP, Media & Culture
Prof. Gard specializes in Intellectual Property law, including copyright, trademark, and comparative intellectual... | Read More
Prof. Gard specializes in Intellectual Property law, including copyright, trademark, and comparative intellectual property; and entrepreneurship, including social entrepreneurship, solopreneurs, and handcraft-entrepreneurs. She teaches in Tulane's Masters of Jurisprudence in Labor and Employment Law program, where she focuses on the intersection of intellectual property within the context of employment law and business practices across the country.Close