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Fulbright Forum: The Fundamentals and Best Practices in Protecting IP Asset in Employment & Independent Contractor Arenas

Barbara D’Aquila and Patrick Gallagher of Fulbright & Jaworski discussed the fundamentals and best practices to protect the company’s greatest asset — intellectual property — when dealing with employees and independent contractors.

The panel reviewed the basics including default ownership rules when there is no agreement key points to contemplate when drafting employment contracts and independent contractor agreements governing intellectual property, such as:

  1. consideration,
  2. governing law,
  3. pre-invention assignment clauses,
  4. and other important concepts.

This Forum provided a review of best practices at the beginning, during, and end of the employment relationship.

Download the presentation materials here.