IP Discussions with Joshua Simmons is a series of conversations hosted by nationally recognized intellectual property litigator, Joshua Simmons. Each month, Josh is joined by a panel of IP luminaries, leading scholars, and industry insiders. Together, they examine major topics and events in a civil, roundtable format.

Why You Should Attend

The intellectual property laws have certain default rules with regard to employees and their innovations and works. In addition, every day, companies enter into agreements with their employees, sometimes changing those IP-related relationships and sometimes strengthening them often without negotiation. As a result, legislatures and courts have reacted to strengthen employee rights. This discussion will address the below topics.

What You Will Learn

• What IP principles apply to employment relationships?
• What protections exist for employees who seek to change employers?
• When employers can enforce their rights against departing employees?
• What legislation has been proposed to change the current employment agreement rules?

Who Should Attend

Attorneys engaged in intellectual property and/or employment law matters should find this program to be informative


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