Corporate Services: Employment & Consulting Agreements
Developing new technologies is often a collaborative effort between a corporation and an individual with special skills. For a number of reasons, collaborations may require arrangements other than making the individual a full-time employee. When other employment terms or independent contractor/consulting arrangements are required, having the right business agreements in place are essential to establishing and protecting intellectual property rights.
Peacock Myers, P.C., a full-service intellectual property law firm, has the experience and expertise necessary to draft employment agreements that protect both individuals and corporations who collaborate on high-tech innovations.
Employment Agreement Conditions
The intended relationship between employee and employer will dictate what employment agreements are necessary. Types of employment agreements include:
- Joint development agreements
- Independent contractor agreements
- Consulting agreements
- Severance agreements
To adequately protect intellectual property shared or developed as a result of the relationship established by the employment agreements, certain stipulations must be addresses, such as:
- Intellectual property ownership clauses
- Non-disclosure/confidentiality clauses
- Non-competition clauses
- Non-solicitation clauses
The intellectual property lawyers at Peacock Myers, P.C. will advise you on the type of employment agreement that best meets your needs and will develop employment and severance agreements that protect your best interests and help you avoid costly intellectual property litigation.
Comprehensive Intellectual Property Protection
Peacock Myers, P.C. is a full-service intellectual property law firm. We have experience handling intellectual property issues from development to commercialization, and we have worked with businesses from startup to dissolution. We can help individual and corporate creators acquire the funding they need to innovate, and we can help protect the intellectual property rights and profitability of those involved in developing, marketing and distributing new art. Contact Peacock Myers, P.C. today to discuss your intellectual property portfolio.
High-tech innovations often involve collaborative relationships. Employment agreements can help define and protect your intellectual property rights.
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