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Is Your Company Making this Mistake When it Comes to Employees and Intellectual Property?

A lawsuit, Friedrich v Marvel Entertainment (PDF), filed by a former employee claiming ownership rights to intellectual property was recently dismissed in favor of the employer. This suit also provides valuable lessons for employers about the importance of securing ownership rights in intellectual property created by employees and independent contractors, and making sure that ownership is … Continue Reading

New Weapon for Michigan Employers for Protecting Against Unfair Competition and Trade Secret Theft

Michigan Companies were recently given a new tool for fighting back against trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition. Specifically, in Actuator Specialties, Inc. v. Chinavare the Michigan Court of Appeals agreed with the trial court’s determination that Actuator Specialties established a threat of misappropriation against its former employee and his new employer. This threat entitled it … Continue Reading
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