This week, in our special Spilling Secrets podcast series on the future of non-compete and trade secrets law, we uncover the essential steps employers should take to secure employees’ trade secrets from day one of their employment with the company.

Invention Ownership: Why the Tense Matters in Employee IP Provisions

On an employee’s first day, employers can begin protecting trade secrets by ensuring they maintain ownership over all intellectual property (IP) that the employee will create. In this episode of Spilling Secrets, Epstein Becker Green attorneys A. Millie Warner, James P. Flynn, Hemant Gupta, and Adelee Traylor dive into the key steps employers can take to maintain IP ownership, including using the right verb tense in employee IP provisions.

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Peter A. Steinmeyer

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Michael S. Kun

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Federal Regulators and Employers May Face Impending Clash Over “Stay or Pay” Clauses in Employment Agreements
Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility
Jeffrey H. Ruzal, Alexandria Adkins

Businesses Seek Speedy Legal Fight Over New DOL Gig-Worker Rule
Bloomberg Law Daily Labor Report
Paul DeCamp quoted

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