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Who owns the invention Employer or Employee

Employer vs. Employee?

It’s not a simple answer and depends on a number of factors and state law not fully disclosed herein.  A) Was the employee “hired to invent” something or to solve a particular problem? Then the Company may likely own the invention. B) Did the employee use the resources of company to invent or invent during hours of employment?  Does the invention relate to the business of the company?  Then the Company may likely own the invention. Was there an express employment contract covering this issue?

With no express employment contract requiring the employee to assign , and A) or B)  above the Company may claim at least a “shop right” – a non-exclusive license to use the invention (related to company business) within the normal scope of company business.

If not A) or B) then employee may own the invention.

Inventor Start Kit – Invention help for your new idea invention

New Idea Invention

To help protect your new idea we offer several down loadable invention help products that include everything you need to protect your invention.

Inventor Start Kit It’s where Inventors Start

Inventor Start Kit™ is a digital download invention kit of easy to follow inventor information documents including inventor information & invention help, instructions, actual inventor kit samples, and your own ready to use invention kit forms for recording your ideas invention for your own safe keeping, evaluating the protect ability and marketability of your invention ideas or logo, performing patent search & trademark searches on your ideas, and market research relating to your new invention idea.

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Inventor Information

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With every invention idea you need an Invention Process to step each idea through to test the feasability, marketability, and protectability of your invention.

How to Evaluate your New Idea Invention

Follow these simple Invention Help steps to evaluate any  idea or invention:
1. Complete a Recording of your Invention (i.e., document your invention in writing using drawings and written description)

2. Evaluate and document all possible alternate embodiments, useful materials, substitute components, and means of engineering around your idea.

3. Perform a thorough Patent Screening & evaluate what you may be able to own with a patent. Perform a patent screening using your invention keywords.

4. Perform Product Research – Search the internet and trade publications for your product terms. For example, type in “screw driver” if that is the descriptive terms of your product as well as any relevant combination of this term.

5. Estimate your inventions Commercial Viability and the market size.

6. Gather detailed contact information of all inventors and assignees (companies) listed on any relevant patent or patent application found during your patent search

7. If you feel you must disclose your idea to a third party prior to filing a patent application then disclose under a confidentiality agreement or non disclosure agreement (NDA).

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8. Find a patent attorney.NDA Non Disclosure Agreement Confidentiality Agreement

9. Schedule a meeting with your patent attorney (or teleconference)

10. Make copies of all documents (ROI, PS, Mkt./RS, pictures, and prior art) and prototypes

Inventor Start Kit™ is a digital download of Inventor Help that teaches these steps and much more.Inventor Start Kit It’s where Inventors Start

Within this website and blog posts you will find inventor help and inventor information and printable materials for those with inventions, ideas, and other intellectual property. Please click the categories to the right, such as Invention Help or Get Started to learn more.